Jesse Blackburn Jesse Blackburn

Beginner level


In this lesson, students will learn some new vocab relating to skills and what they can and can't do. They will also practice there speaking skills by discussing what they can and can't do with there partner. There will be an exercise that is more active/game oriented that will keep the students active and engaged.


Abc Pictures
Abc Small colored pieces of paper
Abc Matching/fill in blank worksheet #2
Abc Whiteboard
Abc Matching/fill in blank worksheet
Abc Projector
Abc Bingo cards

Main Aims

  • To provide practice with words describing what people can do

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency when talking about what skills one can do


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

Post the question on usijng the projector. What can you do? Can you ... -Play guitar -Play sports - Play computer games -Sing -Dance - Go swimming - Draw Have them talk to a partner. Then get WC FB

Test #1 (8-9 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

Explain to students we will play a game. - Teacher will have the students get into four groups of three - Teacher will then pass out pieces of paper to each group. -The teacher explains the game: I will post pictures on the projector. With your group you will write the names of the things I will post (for example if it's a policeman you will write "policeman") After writing them you will have a group member post the paper on the correct picture. Whoever matches them correctly and has the least spelling errors wins. -As ICQ question: Aiyleen please explain what we are to do >Pilot , grandmother, athlete Farmer, architect, schoolboy, Teacher monitors. Teacher reads the answers/spelling

Teach (7-9 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

Teacher teachers the vocab words (definition, pronunciation, CCQ) - Interpreter > someone who interprets for someone who doesn't know the other's language CCQ- What is the name of someone who translates a language for someone else? Interpreter -Architect > someone who designs buildings CCQ- What is the name of the person who designed this building (ITI)? An architect - farmer> someone who farms CCQ- What is the name of someone who farms? a farmer -athlete> someone who participates in sports CCQ- What does an athlete do? Plays sports -Pilot> someone who fly's planes CCQ-Who flys planes? a pilot Teacher has people repeat words

Test #2 (12-15 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

HO worksheet - Explain to the Ss they are to work alone and fill in the boxes under the people's names with the words ICQ question: What will you do? After Ss finish get WC FB -Have the students unfold their papers to work on part two individually -Explain to the Ss they are to complete the sentences with a or an and w word from ex 1 Do example on WB: Marcus is an interpreter -IF NEEDED Briefly explain using WB a and an (we use a in front of words that start with a consonant sound (a horse, a carrot) and an in front of words with a vowel sound (an apple, an elephant). EXPLAIN using WB: can and can't (can't means cannot) Ask ICQ- What should you do? Teacher monitors as they work. When they are done have them check their answers with someone next to them. Answers 1. an interpreter 2. an architect 3. a pilot 4. a farmer 5. an athlete 6. a schoolboy 7. grandmother Teacher regroups Ss: Teacher points Ss out to part 3 question on worksheet Have them tell a partner what they can do from this exercise. Explain to them to use (can and can't) Explain Teacher monitors Get some WC FB ** ask weaker students to participate in FB

Free practice (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Play Bingo write words on board. have the students fill in the blank spaces on their paper with words from the WB. ** Make sure they work alone on this **explain that there will be some words from Mishtaq's lesson yesterday Words on WB -pilot, farmer, schoolboy, schoolgirl, architect, interpreter, grandmother, grandfather athlete, cook, policeman, boxer, football player, ice skating, bicycle rider, Explain that the teacher will read random words. If the student has the word in one of the boxes they will cross it out. Teacher calls out words and the students are to cross out the boxes if they have the word. The first person to get three in a row wins -Have the winner read there words + If time work on the other matching worksheet

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