Turan Yagublu Turan Yagublu

Teaching Practice 3b - Away From Home
Elementary level


In this lesson, SS will be trained on verb forms, especially the spelling rules of the 3rd person singular with controlled practice. They get to develop and more importantly, apply and practice their vocabulary and speaking skills by focusing on MFP of the TL.


Abc Face2face Elementary Student's Book CD
Abc Exercises from Murphy R., Essential Grammar in Use pg. 19 (unit 5)
Abc Exterior speakers
Abc Computer (containing Power Point Presentation)
Abc Projector
Abc Handouts photocopied from Face2face Elementary Teacher's Book pg. 146
Abc Handouts photocopied from Face2face Elementary Student's Book pg. 31 and 130

Main Aims

  • To provide controlled practice of Present Simple verb forms that come after personal pronouns, especially the third person singular in the context of Free time / daily activities

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review of Verb-noun collocations in the context of Free time and family activities
  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a Conversation in the context of Free Time Activities and Family


Lead in (4-5 minutes) • To introduce the lesson, set the context

- Do an introductory Speaking activity with the SS by giving some example verbs, then asking SS to convert them into forms for different personal pronouns. Perform choral drills. - Ask some SS questions like "What do you love?". Hilal answers "I love films." Ask WC "What does Hilal like?". Elicit the answer "Hilal loves films." Choral drill. - Give the example "Turan loves films." "What does Turan love? He loves films." Choral drill. - "Hilal and Turan love films." Choral drill. "What do they love? They love films." Choral drill. - Ask a student "Where do you live?" A student, i.e. Wasim answers: "I live in Istanbul." "Where does Wasim live? Wasim lives in Istanbul." Choral drill. - Ask another student, "Where do you live?" A student, i.e. Sevgi answers: "I live in Istanbul." "Where does Sevgi live? Sevgi lives in Istanbul. Wasim and Sevgi live in Istanbul." Choral drill. "Where do they live? They live in Istanbul." Choral drill. - Ask SS "What do I do?" Answer: "I teach." Ask SS "What do you do? You study." Elicit the answer "We study." Choral drill

Third person verb forms (8-10 minutes) • To teach SS the ending of the verbs following third person pronouns

- Make the SS understand that for third person, the end of the verb changes by adding -s, -es, or -ies. And that the verb "have" becomes "has" because it is irregular - Open Power Point Presentation projected on to the board - Show the SS various personal pronouns with examples - Highlight the 3rd person pronoun - Show different examples of 3rd person pronoun verb forms with different endings depending on the last letters of the original verbs - Read them to the SS out loud and make them repeat. Choral drill - Indicate how the verb "have" becomes "has", but not "haves" for the third person pronouns - Call some SS to the board and ask them to do the given simple exercises about 3rd person pronoun verbs - After they complete the exercise, choral drill with the WC

Exercise 6 (9-10 minutes) • To develop SS' skills in converting verbs to 3rd person forms. Also to practice these verbs in terms of their pronunciations

- 6a) Show students "Language Summary 4" page where the grammar rules for 3rd person verbs are shown. Tell them that you're going to give them an exercise and that they can look at the rules while doing them. Remind them that the rules are the ones I showed them on the PPP - Show them the exercise. Explain with gestures that they need to convert the verbs to 3rd person forms. Tell them to work on their own and when they finish, to check the answers with the person sitting next to them (in pairs) - Give students the two sheets (the exercise handouts and the one with the grammar rules on it for the students to check if needed while doing the exercise) - Give them 2 minutes. Start the activity - Monitor while the SS do the exercise - Come back to the board and draw a four-column table on the board with the titles -s, -es, -ies and irregular (have). Check answers wth the whole class and write them in the correct column - Answer key: -s: plays; gets; writes; phones; lives ; starts, -es: watches; goes; finishes; does, -ies: studies, -irregular: has - 6b) Tell the SS that you're going to play a recording. The words in the exercise that they just did will be spoken in the recording. Ask SS to listen carefully to the recording. Tell them to repeat after the person who speaks in the recording. Pause the recording in between the words, so that the SS have enough time to repeat after them. - Ask SS which verb forms end with the sound /IZ/ (answer: watches, finishes and studies). Try to elicit the answer from the SS - Ask students to pay attention to that detail. Play the recording again - Elicit the answers from the SS - Tell them that he/she/it forms of all verbs that end with -ch and -sh sound like /IZ/ in the end. Give them examples: matches, watches. Make them repeat the words. Choral drill - Choral drill the words from the exercise that make /IZ/ sound in the end. These are watches, finishes and studies.

Exercise 7 - Fill in the gaps (5-6 minutes) • Further develop SS' skills in converting verbs into the 3rd person forms

- Show SS the exercise sheet. Tell them that the first example is done for them - Ask them to first read the text quickly without filling the gaps to have an idea what it is about (how Alison, Paul and Erin spend their time when Paul comes home to Canada) - CCQ. Ask SS "Who is Paul according to Alison?" and "Who is Erin according to Paul and Allison?" to refresh their knowledge on one of the previous lessons about family trees and to check if they've understood the text. Elicit these answers from the SS - Instruct the SS to do the exercise on their own and then check the answers in pairs - Hand them the sheets - Give them 3 minutes - Check answers with the class by asking some SS to read their answers out loud. Ask the whole class if they agree with their friends' answers. Write the answers that they gave on the board by eliciting them from the SS and check if they have added the 's' to the end of the verbs in correct way

Second exercise on PPP (5-6 minutes) • To check if the SS have understood the topic and see what weaknesses they have. Also to see if they can apply their knowledge about adverbs from previous lessons and link them with what they've learned today

- Invite volunteer students to come to the board one by one and do the exercise projected from the computer - Check the answers with the class

Exercise 8 (3-4 minutes) • To teach SS linking between words of which the first one ends with a consonant, while the second one begins with a vowel sound. By teaching this, the aim is to develop SS' pronunciation skills

- No need to give handouts - Write the first example that is done on the board: "live in --> They live in Toronto." (link between "live" and "in") - Explain to students by drawing on the wall, the rule for linking - Ask them to listen to the recording and find other links like this between words - Give them 2 minutes - Play the recording - Give hints to SS by writing the sentences which contain the links. Then elicit the answer from them by reading the sentence out loud (emphasizing the link part) and making the SS repeat it after you

Verb-noun collocations game/exercise (9-10 minutes) • To recycle activities lesson. It is also relevant to the current topic of verb-nonun collocations in terms of Speaking skills.

- The SS are divided into groups of 3. A demonstration is done in order to explain them the logic behind the game. - Cards cut out of the sheets containing the verbs and pictures are given to the SS. They are instructed to keep the cards face-down on tha table. One set of cards has the verbs and the other set has the pictures on them. They've been shuffled. -The SS are instructed to match the cards containing the verbs with the ones containing the pictures to make an appropriate phrase by the combination of the two. They are given 6 minutes to finish. The activity goes on until all the cards are matched up. The group that finishes first will be given a small reward like an applause from the teacher and the other SS. - Answer key: read books; do sports; watch DVDs; go dancing; play tennis; read magazines; take photos; watch TV; go swimming; listen to the radio; listen to music; go to concerts; go for a drink; have a coffee with friends; go to the cinema; go running - After all the groups complete the activity, the teacher chooses two SS from two groups. One of them takes out a phrase and describes it in the 1st person pronoun. For example, a student says "I go swimming." The other student from another group needs to convert this sentence to the 3rd person and say "He/she goes swimming." Then that student reads his phrase and the other one says it in 3rd person. The activity continues until at least one student from each group gets to speak with someone from another group.

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