Functional Lexis
Pre-intermediate level


This lesson introduces the TL through a reading text. The Ss already have an idea about the TL but they still need the practice to sharpen it.


Abc ex a Reading
Abc Gist Task Questions
Abc TL scrap
Abc TL Answer Key
Abc ex 1c & d
Abc Answer Key
Abc Listening
Abc 2C Grammar Explanation
Abc 2C Sentece Order
Abc Overhead Projector
Abc Adhesive Paste
Abc ex 1e
Abc ex 1b
Abc Guided Discovery Worksheet
Abc 2C ex b Connectors

Main Aims

  • To provide the Ss with understanding, clarification, and practice of the linkers

Subsidiary Aims

  • Practice TL by reading and speaking


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

-T starts by welcoming the Ss and saying, "today, we're going to talk about LUUUVE." - T asks who the Ss to raise their hands if they are single, in a relationship, engaged or married. - T asks Ss to change places so each desk would have a variety of marital statuses - T hands out the pictures of the 'stages of love' - T asks the Ss to work in pairs and talk about the stages of love and how they evolve - Meanwhile, T hangs the two pictures of empty hearts - complete heart and broken heart - on the walls, on the far ends of the classroom - After the Ss finish the activity, all Ss stand up and go to choose which heart they prefer and tick on the heart as a symbol of their vote (this activity relates this lesson to the one after)

Exposure (4-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

- T provides the Ss with the reading material including an attached list of questions for the gist task - with the left side folded because it contains some info related to another task (ex 1a) - T asks the Ss to read the text for the first time - Ss discuss the answers in pairs for 2 minutes - Ss check answers with the whole desk - T provides the answer keys - T asks if anyone had a different answer

Highlighting (6-8 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

- T instructs the Ss to unfold the right side of the paper - Ss try to fill in the blanks with the proper word in pairs - Ss then listen and check their answers - T holds the answers keys and hides them behind another paper - T instructs the whole class to guess the answers by seeing them slowly, part by part - Then, Ss, in pairs, discuss the ex 1b - T provides answer keys

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

- T provides material from p.16 ex 1c - T provides answer key and notes down mistakes for delayed correction - T provides guided discovery worksheet and instructs the Ss to work in pairs to try to figure out the meaning and form - Meanwhile, T writes the words on the board and waits for the Ss to finish - T provides feedback and asks the CCQ's - If time, T drills the TL with the Ss

Controlled Practice (4-5 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

- T provides Ss with material with magnified sentences, cut part by part and attached together by a paper clip - T instructs the Ss to put the sentences in order by organizing the pieces of paper - Meanwhile, T hangs the answer key on the walls around the classroom showing their backside- one for each desk, with adhesive material - T reads the answer key with a low voice so Ss listen carefully to what the T is saying - Then Ss go to the walls and fill in the squares with the correct number - Finally, they check with the answer key hung there

Free Practice (8-9 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

- T provides the Ss with material - T instructs the Ss to complete the sentences with their own words - T asks ICQ's: -Are you going to write the answers? No / -Are you going to speak your ideas? Yes - T then monitors the Ss and take notes about mistakes - T highlights the mistakes, when made, and asks Ss for the correct form - T gives feedback

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