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TP8 Ugly Ducklings
B2 level


In this lesson, SS work with participle clauses in the context of imaginary ugly syndrome, they also look back at relative clauses to see if they are similar to or different from participle clauses.


Abc Story lines
Abc Cut up gr exer (test 2)
Abc Fill-in gr table
Abc Cut up gr exer. (Test 1)

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of participle clauses in the context of BDD

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide process writing practice of a story in the context of BDD
  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of BDD


Warmer/Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T: Interesting, that beautiful women have this BDD... And what about men? Does it ever happen to men? (what forms does it take?) Discuss in pairs. PW WCF

Test #1 (8-10 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

SS read a short article about BDD effects in men's life choosing past or present part.forms for clauses. PW QUICK WCF (Gust give them those GD answers and ask them to check each other's works)

Teach (12-15 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

1. T gives SS sheets with an empty table (folded). 2. PW. SS fill in the table with participle clauses from prev.exer. (inp.-non-imp./ act.--pass.) WCF and discussion Qs to discuss: Look at this sentence. CCQs. Look at that one. CCQs. (meaning) Do you think this rule is similar to some other rule? Which one? 3. PW. SS unfold the page. T asks them to rewrite part.clauses as relative clauses. WCF 4. Form clarification: SS figure out how RC turns into PC, and how PC turns into RC. 5. Pronunciation. Important thing is to show them the pause between MC and PC.

Test #2 (7-8 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

SS transform SS with RC into SS with PC. PW. WCF (SS write on WB)

Free practice: Writing a story (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

SS are given sheets with only one sentence written on them. Working in groups, they are supposed to write stories using the first sentence as a beginning. They are free to write what they want, the only important thing is to have at least one part.clause in every sent. 5 minutes later, groups exchange their stories, read them, cross out all the sent. without part.clause and add just one more sentence to another group's story to finish it. Groups get their stories back and read them.

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