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B. Can Gören Class-209 08.12.2018
Intermediate, Young adults level


In this lesson, students review and practice subject and object questions. The class starts with a few examples to define what the object/subject of a sentence is and a brief explanation on how subject and object questions are formed. Later students familiarize with subject questions by doing controlled practices. Students form their own sentences at the end of the lesson.


Abc Speak out 2 Workbook
Abc Forming questions worksheet
Abc Asking questions worksheet

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of subject and object questions in the simple present and the simple past

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a question asking dialogue (if there is time)


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

Write Fred opened the door on the board and ask students about the elements of the sentence. Where is the subject? Where is the verb? Where is the object? Make sure students get a full grasp of what subjects, verbs and obects are. Write extra sentences if needed

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide function and structure for the target language

Underline Fred and the door and write questions. Who opened the door? What did Fred open? Ask students if they see a difference in structure. Explain what an auxilliary verb is. Inform students there is no need for and auxilliary verb forming subject questions. Write Marvin drinks coffee every morning. Ask students to find the subject and the object. Make questions Who drinks coffee every morning? What does Marvin drink every morning? Elicit the difference in structure.

Highlighting (4-6 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Write Who lives in that house? on the board and give two different answers 1. A famous singer lives in that house. 2. Karen and Phil live in that house. Explain students that we always ask present simple questions in the singular form regardless of the answer. Underline lives, live. Except how many Write How many people work in this office? Tell students to use plural form with how many.

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

Distribute the worksheets with questions. Students work in pairs ask each other the questions taking turns Nominate a couple pairs to do the practice outloud (if there is time) Ask students which questions are subject/object questions. Skip this stage if students seem to understand the difference between the structures or if there isn't time.

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

Tell students to open their workbooks page18 and do practice 3A to get them familiar with newly introduced subject questions. Nominate students to get the answers

Semi-Controlled Practice (12-14 minutes) • To concept check further and allow students to form their own sentences

Hand out worksheets Write Lionel Messi scored 91 goals in 2012. Underline Lionel Messi, 91 goals and in 2012. a) Who scored 91 goals in 2012? b)How many goals did Lionel Messi score in 2012? c) When did Lionel Messi score 91 goals? Tell students to ask questions about the given sentences. Monitor closely and help on spot if a student seems to be having a hard time Nominate students to get the answers. Students might write the answers on the board themselves if there is sufficient time.

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