Sadaf Sadaf

Teaching Practice 7
Beginner level


In this lesson, Ss learn how to give opinions and show their feelings using past simple was/were in the context of having fun. The lesson starts with a lead-in on the context, this is followed by three practice activities where Ss have the opportunity to practice the target language. Finally, there is some controlled practice through sentence ordering and a free practice by a final role-play activity.


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Main Aims

  • To provide practice of some functional language on giving opinions to show feelings in the context of having fun.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of vocabulary (adjectives) on giving opinions in the context of having fun and also, to provide practice of simple past (was/were) grammar in the same context.


Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To generate interest in the context of the lesson

- The teacher will show some pictures on the board and elicit sentences about how they feel about each picture. - Model the task. Start with saying: I think camping in the winter is terrible.

Pre-teach Vocabulary (6-8 minutes) • To pre-teach key lexis needed to help Ss with the target language

- Pair the Ss. - Give a handout including a table and a box of words (adjectives) to the Ss and have them guess whether the meaning of the adjectives are positive, negative, or either of them. - The T will show the words on the board and have the Ss come to the board and write their answers. - Put the Ss in groups. - Give the words (adjectives) along with their definitions and have them match the adjectives with the definitions. - WCF - Have the Ss listen to the new vocabulary and repeat.

Useful Language (2-4 minutes) • To provide controlled practice focused on using the language accurately

- Show a conversation on the board and nominate the Ss to underline the questions and circle the new vocabulary. - Highlight the target language.

Practice Activity #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide oral practice focused on using the language accurately and fluently to provide freer oral practice and use the language productively.

- Put the Ss in pairs. - Give the Ss a handout including an incomplete conversation and have them complete them in order to make a meaningful conversation. - Give them an answer key and have them check their answers individually or in pairs. - Change pairs. - Put the Ss in pairs and ask them to take turns to role-play the conversation.

Practice Activity #2 (10-13 minutes) • To provide written practice focused on using the language accurately

- Put the Ss in groups. - Write some questions on the board and elicit answers from the Ss: - Model the task. - Regroup and repeat the task. - WCF

Feedback and Error Correction (3-5 minutes) • To provide language and content feedback based on the task

- Give a general positive feedback on the content of the task - Put some good and bad examples of language use on the board and have the Ss correct the wrong sentences. - Put some mispronunciations on the board, elicit the correct pronunciation and drill.

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