Amena Zahid Haider Amena Zahid Haider

Grammar. 'wh' questions
Beginners (A1) level


In this lesson, the students learn about using 'wh' questions in the context of favourite things. They will learn and practise the MFP of these words in order to be able to use them independanty.


Abc Card handouts
Abc Image
Abc Image projection
Abc Gap-fill exercise, Matching exercise

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of 'wh' questions in the context of favourite things

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practice speaking fluently through asking and answering 'wh' questions


Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To link the lesson to the context set by the previous lesson

- Project the images of Gina Macy and the Eiffel tower on the WB. - Ask the ss questions on them, e.g Who is this lady/ she? Is she Turkish? leading to What is her nationality? What is this? Where is the Eiffel tower? .... in Istanbul?

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • Highlight the 'wh' questions in the text

- Students can work in pairs or groups of three - show the ss the text given to them earlier on the WB - Explain to the ss to underline the wh question words in the text - Underline one as an example - ICQs.' Do you circle? No' - Ss check the answers in pairs/ groups - WCF -Make a list of the words as the students say them to lead to the next stage of the lesson (Clarification)

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

- Explain MFP of 'wh' questions -With the words already written on the board, practice their pronounciation with the ss. - CCQs to check for meaning - Ask them to spell the words and say them

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

- Explain the gapfill exercise to ss. - ICQs - Hand out the gap fill exercise. - Check the answers (WCF) - Make 3 groups. - Explain the activity - ICQs - Hand them the questions and answers - ss stick the right questions and their answers

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

the students take out folded pieces of paper which have a question word written on them they make a question and ask their partners.

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