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Home Sweet Home
Elementary, A1 level


In this lesson, the students learn to talk about homes. The lesson starts with the introduction of target vocabulary. Then they listen for the gist, start to talk about their homes and go on with listening for the details. As for grammar focus they will be using Ther's / There are sentences for describing their favourite rooms.


Abc Coursebook, Audio CD, Handouts Prepared by the Teacher

Main Aims

  • For the students to be able to describe their homes accurately using There's / There are structure.

Subsidiary Aims

  • For the students will talk about their homes fluently and listen for the gist and details.


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

The teacher shows a video about house renovation to get the sts' attention. The teacher asks; -What's your favourite room in your house? ( writes down the room names on the board) - What have you got in your ( bedroom)? (lists the furniture names under each room)

Exposure (15-20 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

The students look at ex.1 and tell what rooms they can see in the pictures. Then match the names of the furniture with the pictures a-q. They check thier answers in pairs. They listen and repeat the words. Later they play a memory game. The T writes an opening sentence on the board "In my flat, there's a (mirror).. " The students continue the sentence around the class, each learner adding a new item; - In my flat, there's a mirror and a microwave. The teacher hands out mini cards of furniture to each student, the students stand up to find the same furniture by asking "Is there .............. in your flat?" The students with the same furniture pair up. They sit with their new pairs and ask and answer: * What rooms do you have in your house? * What's your favourite room in your house? The teacher explains what house-sitting means and they listen exercise 2 and number the rooms. They read the questions and listen again for details. They check their answers in pairs.

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

The teacher tries to elicit a sentence form the audioscript of exercise 3a. and gets the students drill it. The sentence; - There's a computer in the living room.

Clarification (3-5 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

The teacher writes the positive, nagative and question forms of the target stucture and explain. The students look at the pictures and complete the sentences in exercise 4.

Controlled Practice (3-5 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

The students circle the correct words in exercise 5 and check in pairs.

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

The students complete the grammar reference activity on page 136 and check their answers in pairs.

Free Practice (3-5 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

The students will write 5 sentences about their favourite room and describe it using "There's / There are" structure.

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