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TP3- Articles, Determiners
B1 level


In this lesson, Ss study on articles and determiners. The lesson starts with a video about protests. This is followed by a short exercise which SS are tested on articles and determiners. Ss focus on their mistakes and study on a HO to learn about the rules through guided discovery. After this, SS will have another exercise to test what they have learned. Finally, there will be a follow-up task that Ss will work in pairs/groups to use TL in a speaking activity.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of articles and determiners in the context of shopping.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide SS with free practice of target language.


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

T shows a video about shopping. SS write down shopping items they see on the video.

Test #1 (5-7 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

T asks SS choose the correct words ( a, an, the ,- , some, any) to complete the text in ex. 1. SS work individually to complete the text. SS swap their papers and check each other' s answers. SS feed back to the class on the problematic areas.

Teach (12-15 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

T gives a HO with gap-filling activity based on the use of articles and determiners. SS complete the rules about articles and determiners and matches examples for each rule. SS gives an example for each use of articles and determiners. T checks understanding by asking concept questions: 1. THE a. ... a list of the typical contents…. . The list is designed (reading text ,para. 1) Is this the first time we read about the list or the second? b. The nation’s shopping basket ( ex. 1) Do we know which nation we are talking about? 2. A/ AN a. a box of matches / a carton of fruit drink (reading text, para. 2) an exercise bike a typewriter (ex.1) Are we talking about a specific fruit drink or any fruit drink? b. The Office of Statistics draws up a list… (reading text para. 1) Is this the first time that we learn about the list or it was mentioned before? c. It seems that Britain as a nation …. (reading text, para. 5) Is Britain only nation in the world? Is it an example of nations? 3. No article a. electronic and household goods (plural countable) (ex.1) food/ popularity ( uncountable) (ex.1) Can you give me some examples of household goods? (white goods, furniture etc.) Are we talking about these household goods in specific or general? Some Here are some new items that have appeared recently… (ex.1) Do we have a specific number of these items? Is it a positive or a negative sentence? Any Have you bought any of these items recently? (ex. 1) Do we have a specific number of these items? Is it a positive or a negative sentence?

Test #2 (8-10 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test.

SS corrects the grammatical mistakes in the dialogue in ex. 2. SS listen and check their answers.

Free practice (5-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

T divides SS into groups and gives a set of cards including questions with gaps to fill with articles or determiners. SS work in groups. Each student picks up a card, completes the question with the correct article or determiner and asks it to other members of the group. SS will have the answers at the back of each card.

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