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Intermediate level


In this lesson the Ss will practice "The articles" by Test-Teach-Test Method because they have learnt this grammar before. First the Ss will be tested through a gap-fill activity. Then the language will be clarified with more details. The Ss will be given another test which they should choose the correct phonetic symbol for the appropriate word. In the end there will be a writing task and the Ss will write a paragraph about crimes in their country using the correct articles.


Abc Answer Key
Abc Gap-fill HO
Abc WB
Abc paper cards

Main Aims

  • To provide review and practice of articles in the context of crime stories

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide product writing practice of a paragraph in the context of crime story


Lead in (2-3 minutes) • To activate Ss' existing knowledge of the topic

The T shows the script of the listening to the Ss which they listened to in the previous session to the Ss. T tells the Ss that they have 1 minute to read it individually answer this question: "Have you heard this before? if yes, when?" T asks ICQs: Will you read it in pairs or individually? How much time do you have? Will you do it alone or individually? T shows the script on the WB. After 1 minute T asks the Ss about the answer.

Test 1 (4-6 minutes) • To test the Ss' current knowledge of the TL

The T writes the articles (a/an, the ) on the board and only reads them for the WC and asks them what they are. Then the T shows a gap fill HO to the Ss and tells them that they have 4 minutes to fill in the gaps with the articles on the board. The T tells the Ss that they don't have to look at the sentences before the T tells them to start. ICQs: Will you do it on your own or individually? Will you add something of your own or use the articles on the board? Will you see the sentences before I say "start"? How much time do you have? The T monitors the Ss while they're on the task and quickly writes down their mistakes. The T asks the Ss to compare their answers with their partners. Then the Ss come to the board and write the correct answers. T checks their answers (Here the setting of the class should be in a way that T can monitor the Ss and be able to move around their chairs and take notes)

Feedback to Test 1 (10-15 minutes) • Presenting and practicing the TL

The T will present the TL on the WB . Also the T will clarify the phonetics of /ðə/ and /ði/ . The T will clarify the difference between the vowels and sounds and the reason why we put "a" before a vowel sounds like " a euro", " a European" , " a one track mind" or why we pronounce /ðə/ before vowel sounds. The T will drill the words and their articles with the Ss. The T will ask CCQs for article "a": Do we talk about something specific? No for article "an": Do we use it before consonants? No For article"the": Do we use it for indefinite things? something that we don't know? No

Test- 2 (4-6 minutes) • Controlled practice of the TL

The T will split the WB into half by drawing a line on it. on one side she writes /ðə / and on the other /ði:/. T divides the Ss into two groups and tells them that they're going to play a game. Each group will be given some words by the T which they should stick on the board under the right column. T will choose one person from each group to stick the papers on the board and his/her group members will tell him/her where to put each paper. In the end the T will announce the winner and does some error correction.

Freer practice (10-15 minutes) • Give students a chance to use the language in a freer context.

The T will tell the Ss the story of a crime they have heard or seen in his/her own country/neighbourhood. Then T will ask the Ss to tell the class about some famous crime stories in Turkey and writes them on the board. T will tell the Ss to write a paragraph about one famous crime story in their country individually. The T asks ICQs. Do you have to do it alone in pairs? Do you have to speak? When the Ss have finished T will tell the Ss to swap their papers with their partners and find the articles in their writing and discuss whether they've used the correct one or not and correct it if needed. T asks ICQs. Will you only read your partner's writing? will you correct the mistakes? In the end T will do some error corrections based on the Ss mistakes.

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