Basak Akgun Basak Akgun

Articles in the context of transport
Elementary level


In this lesson students will learn about articles in the context of transport through guided discovery.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of articles in the context of transportation

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of transportation


Warmer/Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

-T asks ss what they remember about the pictures from the previous session. Ss brainstorm and come to WB and write what they remember about the types of transport.( may be more than what they have seen in the pictures) -T asks if these types of transport exist in Istanbul and if yes which ones.Ss come to the board and circle .

Test #1 (6-7 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

-T focusses ss on the pictures of types of transport and asks what they remember about them. T then focusses ss' attention on monorail and tells they will complete a text with articles. T elicits articles. Ss complete the text and then compare their answers with their pairs. T plays the recording so taht ss can check their answers. T then gets W/C feedback

Teach (12-14 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

- T put ss in pairs. Ss will work on the rules on the second part of the HO. and match the rules to examples in the previous exercise. T monitors ss while they are working on the HO. Ss change pairs and check their answers. Then T gets W/C feedback. - T asks some CCQs to check the meaning and form " Do we use any articles before plural nouns?" (no) "Which article do we use before singular nouns?" ( a/an) "Do we use a /an or the before sun/ moon?" (the) "Do we use articles before or after nouns?" (before) -T asks ss to listen to the recording and repeat the phrases they hear. -T focuses on the pronunciation of a / / and the / / - / / . T drills chorally and individually to emphasize on the difference. "There was a problem" "In the city centre" "The opposite direction"

Test #2 (8-9 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

- T asks ss to complete the sentences in exercise 4 individually. Ss then exchange their ideas in pairs. -If there's time ss can listen to the recording to check their answers. If the time's not enough T may project the audioscript on the WB ss may come and check their answers. -T then asks which ones they have confusion and fosuses on the particular errors and gets W/C FB.

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

-Depending on the number of the ss T put ss in two groups or ss remain in one group.T tells ss that they will play a game for which they will make sentences with the articles or types of transport. T gives each group a copy of the board game and dice and counters. -Ss play the game and T monitors and takes notes, as the game is for accuracy T gives immediate correction prompting the ss and for particular errors T provides delayed correction by eliciting some rules from all group

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