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There was/ were in the context of an interview about a haunted hotel
Elementary level


In this lesson, students will practice using there was/ were in the context of an interview about a haunted hotel.


Abc Whiteboard
Abc PowerPoint presentation
Abc New English File p.60
Abc answer key for the listening task
Abc Answer keys
Abc Match exercise for vocabulary
Abc New English File p.60
Abc task sheet questions to be answered
Abc listening text report

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of There was/ were in the context of an interview about a haunted hotel

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide listening practice using a text about a report in the context of haunted hotel and ghasts


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students and to generate interest in the topic.

T demonstrates a picture of a ghost T reminds students of the haunted hotel T asks students the following question: Did Steven see the ghost? Ask CCQs : where did he see the ghost? was he afraid? is it spooky to see a ghost?

pre-teaching vocabulary (3-5 minutes) • to teach the Ss some of the problematic words in the text.

T asks students to match the words with their meaning. T presents a task sheet with the new vocabulary( definitely , certainly, frightened , interviewer) T asks students to answer individually.( 2 m.) T asks students to check in pairs.(1 m.) T pronounces and drills new vocabulary.(1 m.) T demonstrates the answer key and presents feedback. (1 m.)

Exposure (3-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through the listening report

T asks students to listen to the report between Stephen and an interviewer. T asks students to complete the report individually. T asks to students to check in pairs. T demonstrates the answer key .

Highlighting (2-5 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language there was/were

T reminds students that they used there is /are before . T asks students to underline 2 sentences using there was/were in exercise 6.5 d

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

T writes two sentences from the content . there was an old TV. There were only three guests. T draws a time line and asks students some question such as: is it in the present or past? is it singular or plural?where should we put it on the time line? T presents the example in page 132 and elicit the rule. T asks students look at the examples. T clarifies the rule

Controlled Practice (3-5 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice through answering an exercise with the missing word

T chests the task sheet. T gives clear instruction : complete the sentences from the article using there was/were + not Students answer in 3 minutes Students check in pairs. T demonstrates the answer key.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

T presents a bedroom and asks students to look carefully at the picture for one minute then hides it T asks students to try to remember what is in the room. T asks students in pairs to write sentences to form a paragraph T asks students to put their paragraphs on the wall and discuss what they wrote

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