Valentina Valentina

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Elementary level


Main Aims

  • To provide Ss with clarification/review and practice of "there is/are' in the context of what is in our house

Subsidiary Aims

  • To give Ss practice in speaking, to review vocabulary related to parts of house in the context of what is in our house


Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To engage Ss in the topic

Show a house plan. Tell it's your granny's or friend's house. Ask Ss one by one what rooms they see and what is in there.

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

Write 2 'There is/are' examples from the listening activity about the White House in the previous lesson. Elicit MFP. Ask students to give you examples. Give the instructions and HO1. Ss do ex.1 individually. Peer checking. Whole class feedback.

Controlled Practice (6-7 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Ask Ss to look at the ex.2. Model the activity by reading out 2 questions. Ss write around 10 different questions individually. Peer checking. Whole class feedback. Pairwork - Ss ask and answer the questions from ex. 2. Monitor and help where necessary.

Extra speaking (4-5 minutes) • To provide Ss with practice in speaking

If time - Give the instructions and HO2. Split Ss in pairs. Student A memorizes a picture for 30 seconds. Then Student B asks him 'Is there a plant in the study?' etc. Student A tries to answer without looking at the picture. Then they change roles. Monitor and help where necessary.

Semi-Controlled Practice (7-8 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Give the instructions for ex. 4 from HO1. Ss make questions from the exercise plus write their own 5 questions. Ss check in pairs. Whole class feedback. Ex.5 Ss ask and answer questions from ex. 4 in pairs. Monitor and help.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Draw a basic map of your house. Give a short presentation. Then tell Ss to draw a map of their houses and prepare a short presentation of it. Ss work individually. Put Ss in groups. They tell each other about their houses. Monitor and help when necessary.

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