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TP3 Vocabulary
Beginner level


In this lesson, students learn phrases with like, have, live, work, and study. The phrases will be presented in the context of a reading passage about a Mexican couple. Students then do listening and speaking exercises on the phrases they learn to practice correct pronunciation. Students will also have a chance to free practice the learned language in a speaking activity at the end of the lesson.


Main Aims

  • To teach and practice phrases with like, have, live, work, study in the context of a reading text

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practice reading a text for details


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

The teacher posts pictures of famous places around the world on the walls. He gives each student three papers that say (live, study, work). Students write their names on their papers and post these papers under the places they want to study, live, and work in. Students sit in pairs to talk about their choices to their partners.

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

The teacher distributes the reading text handout "Life in Mexico". Students read and listen to the recording to answer 2.a. They listen again to do 2.b. Then, they get in pairs to check their answers.

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

The teacher projects the reading text on the board and highlights the phrases used with the target verbs.

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

The teacher projects the text on the board and uses different colours and arrows to show the word collocation and prepositions used with each verb. The teacher gives chance to students to elicit the collocation themselves before feedback. The teacher will also clarify the difference between a word, a phrase, and a sentence by writing examples on the board to let students elicit answers.

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

The teacher puts students in pairs As and Bs to do ex. 1.a. Students A will have the phrases while students B will have the verbs. They work together to fill in the gaps. Students then listen to the recording and check their answers.

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

The teacher posts the main five verbs on each wall in the classroom. Then, he divides students into groups of 4 or 5. He gives each group a number of phrases that they need to list under the correct verb. Each group is assigned a wall. After they finish, groups switch walls and check their colleagues answers.

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

The teacher distributes the handouts to students. Students work in pairs, they ask each other the questions in the handout using the phrases they learned and record their partners' answers. The teacher then asks students to talk their partners' answers.

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