Shahrzad Parvaresh Shahrzad Parvaresh

Teaching Practice 3
Elementary level


In this lesson, students learn some rules about articles through guided discovery based on a short reading passage about a person named Ignacio. The lesson starts with students' predicting some pieces of information about Ignacio. This is then followed by students' reading for specific information where students first read individually, answer the questions, and then do pair/group checking. After that, students' attention is drawn to the form of the language in focus by doing an exercise where they are invited to refer back to the reading passage. Drilling will then be followed. Finally, there is some controlled and semi-controlled practice where students first do Ex 2a and then Ex 2b, which is turned into a 'find someone who'.


Abc Short reading passage
Abc Double choice Qs
Abc Projector
Abc Gap-fill exercises
Abc A find someone who activity
Abc Fill in the blank Qs

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of article a/the/no article in the context of daily life activities

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide detailed reading practice using a text about a person's life in the context of daily life activities


Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To set the context and engage Ss in the lesson.

Ss predict about Ignacio and his life looking at the pictures shown via overhead projector. Where does he live? What's his job? What does he do at the weekend? Ss exchange ideas followed by T getting feedback.

Reading for specific info (3-4 minutes) • To find the answers to the questions in 1

Ss read quickly, answer and pair check. Then T gets feedback.

Grammar clarification (8-10 minutes) • To learn the rules of articles a/the/no article in terms of form and pronunciation

Ss do the task in Grammar box individually. Then they pair check. T monitors and then gets feedback. Extra clarification is given if needed. To highlight pronunciation, sentence stress and weak forms, some examples are drilled.

Controlled practice (6-7 minutes) • Ss to practice the language in a limited form

Ss do Ex 1a individually. Then they pair-check while T monitors. Finally, T gets feedback.

Semi-controlled practice (10-14 minutes) • To practice the language while maintaining interest

Ss mingle asking Qs like find someone who live close to you. This requires them to ask Qs like where do you live? T monitors. Finally, T gets feedback asking individual Ss Qs like who lives close to you?

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