Mitra Mitra

Teaching Plan 2a
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will learn a grammar instruction along with its usage and meaning in context through some S focused activities. The productive skill will be practiced through role plays and a game in order to exercise the learned rules more.


Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of the language form (verb + -ing) in the context of complaining about some technical issues and suggesting some solutions

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice through a conversation in the context of a work place , and through a game to practice more verbs with the same structure


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

To lead in I will ask some questions regarding the previous listening file they listened to in previous lesson. Then I will write two specific sentences on the board.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

I will talk about the form, and I will show them a powerpoint slide with 3 sentences on it having the same structure. In these slides I have highlighted the verbs and the following -ing prefix of the second verb.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

I will drill the form with students to make sure that they have learned the structure and can use it in a controlled way.

Clarification (5-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

in this stage the students will work on the sentence ending matching exercise. they will work on it in pairs, and then they will go to the board and and match the sentence endings on the board. They will practice saying chucks of these sentences, and I am going to model the sentences.

Controlled Practice (2-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Their next exercise will be matching the meaning of each sentence to "complaining" or "giving advice and suggestions" part. It is a pair work activity, and will be checked on the board afterwards.

Semi-Controlled Practice (4-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

This step's exercise is a conversation between two people in a work place. They will receive a paper containing the conversation's script with some blank parts. First in pairs, they will try to guess the missing verbs in correct form. Then they will listen to the listening file to check them.

Free Practice (10-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

The free practice will be a board game. In this game, the students will have a chance to make sentences with the same structure and help each other in correcting mistakes. They will work on this exercise in groups of 4.

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