Zeynep Kesici Zeynep Kesici

Object Pronouns
Elementary level


In this lesson, students will learn object pronouns for direct objects, which will be introduced by a reading task. SS then practice the TL through activities that involve speaking, which will allow them to engage in both receptive and productive skill development. After a brief lead-in, SS will be introduced the TL in order to clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation. SS will then move onto further exercises in order to practice speaking through the use of object pronouns. If there is enough time, SS will play a ball game for freer practice of the TL.


Abc Matching activity
Abc handout/ prediction task sentences
Abc gap-fill handout

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of object pronouns for direct objects in the context of reading in English.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice by using object pronouns.


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

Ask SS what kind of things they read. Draw a mind map and aim to elicit words like 'book, novel, love story...etc'. Aim to use some of the TL in order to familiarise SS with its use.

Exposure (2-3 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

SS will read the information, which tells them what the three books are about (ex1a). Then they will have three comprehension checking questions to answer. SS peer-check their answers.

Highlighting (8-10 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

SS will look at the highlighted words, which are object pronouns. They will try to find out who does the object pronoun refer to for each highlighted word (ex1b). Encourage guided discovery to start clarifying the meaning. There will be an example sentence on their handout, if they need.

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

Focus on the sentences from the text. Clarify the meaning on the WB by underlining object pronouns and what they refer to. Ask SS what other object pronouns are there, try to elicit the rest of them by using other example sentences. Clarify the form once again through example sentences and emphasise that object pronouns for direct objects always come after the verb. Drill some of the sentences and make SS repeat. Check if there are any issues with pronunciation and drill some sentences for correction if necessary.

Controlled Practice (5-8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

SS will fill in the blanks with the correct object pronoun (6A Grammar p.177). One student will then read the other one of the sentences and ask his/her peer to complete the sentence with the correct object pronoun.

Semi-Controlled Practice (5-6 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Regroup student according to their color-code. In their new group, SS will work together to match the given sentences with the correct object pronoun. Monitor and take notes on the use of TL.

Free Practice (4-5 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

A speaking practice will be introduced to SS during which they need to ask each other questions and answer by using object pronouns. It will be played with a ball, so whoever catches the ball needs to ask a question and then throw it to the one who answers.

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