Khayala Khayala

"Are you happy?"
Pre-intermediate level


In this lesson students will learn how to form interrogative sentences in order to ask any information. Additionally, they will become familiar with some new vocabulary and get a chance to practice their listening skills.


Abc Handouts
Abc WB

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of question forms in the context of happiness

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in the question forms in the context of happiness
  • To provide specific information listening practice using a text about what makes people happy
  • To provide review in the context of free time


Warmer/Lead-in (7-10 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I will first do two activities called "3 truths and a lie" and "a minute of questions" in order to get to know the students. After that I will draw a big circle on the WB introducing our topic I will write "Happiness" inside the circle. Students one by one will come to the board and write the things that make them happy. We will together discuss their answers.

Exposure (3-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Students will listen to the recording and complete the tasks filling the gaps in the text.

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

Students will be given some colorful papers which consist of some questions related to happiness, they will choose these papers and ask the questions to each other. Then I will elicit these sentences from them for the next stage of our lesson.

Clarification (5-7 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Eliciting example sentences from students I will demonstrate the structure of question sentences. After that I will ask them to think of a question sentence.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Students will complete exercises in order to better their grammar knowledge.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Students will listen to a lecture about happiness and write 3 questions from the lecture, then ask each other.

Free Practice (6-8 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Students will choose cards in it there will be a topic and some key words to make questions. They will make questions and talk to each other.

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