Davoud Malekizadeh Davoud Malekizadeh

Information questions
Intermediate level


In this lesson, Ss will practice Information questions describing people, places and things.They are familiar with most of the Wh- questions, and will have plenty of exercises to practice them.Then through the activities they learn vocabulary to use when they are describing.


Abc HOs for matching excersise

Main Aims

  • To provide practice of Information questions with what, which and how in the context of describtion of people places and things

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide a chance to clarify and practice vocabulary such as " smart, mid-twenties, cosy, enormous" in the context of description.


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

teacher has name of one of the Students on a piece of paper. He models the question to ask about description then encourages Ss to work in pairs about the questions they can ask to find the name.Then they start asking. - Is he a boy or a girl? - what color is her hair?

Exposure (10-12 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

give hand outs to students and ask them to listen and match the answers with the questions Ss listen and check their answers. teacher gives another Ho to SS - teacher Elicits the first one from the students - Ss do the rest then listen and check teacher gives third HOs and Ss fill in the blamks with the given words. - teacher pre-teaches words " make, cosy, smart, "

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the question words what and which and the use of like with question word How

teacher asks students to underline the Q words what which and how in the HOs - then asks them about the words that follow question words - which is followed by a noun or adjective? - what is followed by a noun or adjective? - How is followed by a .....?

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • to hep students to use the the information questions to ask about places and people

Give HOs to Ss and ask them to look at them and use the ideas to help them/ - Ss work in pairs and one of them asks Qs about people and the other asks about places - teacher pre-teaches words" enormous,tiny, mid-twenties"

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of getting information through Q words what which and how

teacher gives HOs to the students - check the first one as WC - Teacher Elicits the second one and helps if necessary - Ss do the rest individually -WCFB - Teacher gives answer key

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