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CELTA TP5 (Teacher E)
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students learn about quantifiers through guided discovery based on listening text about visiting the desert. The lesson starts with a discussion about visiting the desert. This is followed by a listening task in which students fill in gaps with quantifiers. Then they identify the target language through highlighting it in the previous task. Finally, there is some controlled practice and freer practice on the target language followed by language/content feedback.


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Main Aims

  • To practice quantifiers in the context of visiting the desert

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice in speaking about places


Warmer/Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

- SS play the hot seat game. Use the word "desert" for the game (Explain the game before they play). - Ask SS "Have you ever been to the desert?" and get the students' responses. (Yes, I have./No, I haven't.) - Ask SS "What do you think the possible dangers of visiting the desert?" and get the students' responses. (I think we may see a wild animal/get lost/run of water...etc.)

Exposure (listening task:specific) (7-8 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

- Tell the SS "You will listen to someone who will provide you with safety advice for visiting the desert" - Ask the SS to listen and complete the gaps. (Ask them to read the sentences first) - play the other recording if the students couldn't identify the required words. - Ask the SS to check their answers in pairs. - Provide the printed model answers.

Highlighting (4-5 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

- Ask the students to answer exercise 2 by writing C: countable or U:uncountable for the given words. - Check the answers with the class. - Ask the students to complete the table in exercise 3 by writing the quantifier in the suitable column. - Swap a group's answer with the other group and check. - Provide the model answer on the board.

Clarification (7-8 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

- Contrast the meanings of "too much" and "a lot of"; "enough" and "plenty"; and "any" and "no". - Do some drilling on the pronunciation of "a bit of", "plenty of" and "lots of"

Controlled Practice (6-7 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

- Ask the SS to work in pairs and discuss which quantifiers best complete the sentences about the classroom. (Do the first sentence with a student as a model)

Freer Practice (6-7 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

- Ask the SS to work in groups and discuss the place where they live using appropriate quantifiers. Tell them that they can need to think about the things in the box. - Monitor the SS carefully and write some notes about the content and the target language (good use & errors)

Feedback (4-5 minutes) • To praise good use of TL & To correct errors in TL use

- Write the notes on the board. Praise the good use of quantifiers (refer to the student). Elicit the correction of errors (don't refer to the student).

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