Iryna Iryna

Intermediate level


In this lesson students will be exposed to grammar - reporting verbs through short stories in the context of complaints.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of reporting verbs in the context of complaints

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of complaints
  • To provide clarification, practice and review of reporting verbs and vocabulary related to complaints


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

Watch the video 2 min. Ask Ss what the lesson is about. (complaints) Ss discuss: 'The customer is always right' (agree/disagree) - 2 min Get some FB

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Pre-teach: sue, insist on, rotate Ss read the text with complaints and find who said the sentences.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Elicit the word 'report' Ss do a matching activity on the board

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

Ask CCQs about the meaning of some of reporting verbs (threaten, accuse, deny, admit) Elicit 3 possible options what follows the reporting verbs Ss write it on the board Ss look at underlined words and work on Guided discovery worksheet in groups of 3 Peer-check (All groups) Provide the answer key on the board Elicit the stress of the words and drill the pronunciation

Controlled Practice (5-7 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Ss do the activity (if we are lack of time - do it in pairs) Peer-check Provide the answer key

Semi-Controlled Practice (3-5 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Ss are divided into A and B Ss A reads the sentences to B. B replies with the correct reporting verb Ss swap their roles Monitor and correct Ss errors concerning reporting verbs

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