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Grammar Lesson
Elementary, A1 level

Description

In this lesson, students will examine the yes/no question form of present simple tense and short answers based on a listening audio about a quiz show in which contestants try to guess people’s jobs. They will practice the related items through a controlled practice, a semi-controlled practice and a freer activity.

Materials

Abc Latham-Koening, C., Oxenden, C. and Seligson, P. English File Elementary Student's Book Ex. 5/b-c
Abc Latham-Koening, C., Oxenden, C. and Seligson, P. English File Elementary Student's Book Ex. 5/a
Abc Latham-Koening, C., Oxenden, C. and Seligson, P. English File Elementary Student's Book Ex. 3B/b
Abc Latham-Koening, C., Oxenden, C. and Seligson, P. English File Elementary Student's Book Ex. 3B/a
Abc Latham-Koening, C., Oxenden, C. and Seligson, P. English File Elementary Student's Book Ex. 3
Abc Latham-Koening, C., Oxenden, C. and Seligson, P. English File Elementary Student's Book, Listening

Main Aims

  • • To provide clarification and practice for the yes/no question form of Present Simple and short answers based on a listening audio about a radio show in which contestants try to guess people’s jobs.

Subsidiary Aims

  • • To provide students with practice in speaking for accuracy and fluency by means of Present Simple

Procedure

Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Greet the students. Then I will start the lesson by asking some questions about the topic in the previous lesson such as "Do you remember the man, his wife and their jobs in the listening?" and "Some people asked them some questions to find their jobs, do you remember the questions?". After I elicit some answers from the Ss, I will say that I will give you an activity and some questions, and try to complete the sentences as much as you remember. Then, you will listen to the questions from the quiz show and check your answer with a partner in 2 mins. I will do the ICQ by asking them "are you doing what..?" and set the time. I will give them ex 1. While they are listening to the audio, I will write the questions and their short answers with gaps on the board. In the end, we will check the answers in plenary.

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

After eliciting the model sentences and checking the answers about the yes/no question forms of Simple Present and short answer forms from the Ss and writing them on the board, I will ask them why the questions 3 and 4 are different. After I elicit some answers from the students, I'll clarify the meaning with CCQs: Do you work in an office? 1. Do you do it every day? (yes, from monday to tuesday) 2. Do you work only for one day? (no) 3. Are you doing it now? (maybe, but we don't know) Does she work with computers? 1. Does she do it every day? (yes) 2. Does she work with computers only for one day? (no) 3. Is she working with computers now? (possibly, but we don't know) Then, I will talk about the form and stress for each question and short answers. I'll write the question and short answer forms on the board and show the stressed words and intonation in these example sentences. After that, I will drill the sentences to show the intonation both individually and chorally.

Controlled Practice (4-5 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

I will say that now you will do an exercise about the question forms in Simple Present Tense and then when you finish it, you will check it with a partner next to you in 3 minutes. I will do the ICQ by asking them "what are you doing now?" and set the time. Then, I will give them ex 2. I will observe them while they are doing the activity. When they finish the task and check their answers with a partner, I will elicit the answers from them. If they make a mistake during checking the answers, I will give feedback immediately.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-9 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

I will say that now you will work in pairs and do another activity about the yes/no question forms in Present Simple in 5 minutes. I will do the ICQ by asking them "what are you doing now?" and set the time. Then, I will give them ex 3. I will observe them by walking around the class while they are doing the activity. Then I will elicit the answers from the Ss and I will give feedback immediately if they make any mistakes during the checking.

Free Practice (13-14 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Before they start the freer activity, I will tell them you will work individually. You will complete the phrases with a verb from the list and check your answers with a partner in 2 minutes. I will give them the hand-out (ex 4). They will do the activity. Then, we will check the answers. After we check the answers, I will say that now you will work in pairs. You will ask questions to your partner and your partner will answer them.Then, your partner will ask you questions and you will answer them in 6 minutes. After that, I will change their partner and this time they will ask questions about their old partners in 6 minutes. I will do the ICQ by asking them "what are you doing now?" and set the task. I will monitor them, take notes about their mistakes and write them on the board while they are talking to their partners.

Delayed Feedback (5-6 minutes) • To check mistakes and good grammar examples without interfering in the speaking practice

I will ask questions to the Ss about the sentences on the board I have written during the freer practice. I will ask them "What's the problem here?", show them the form and/or elicit the right answer from them.

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