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teaching practice 1
beginners level


In this lesson students will look at 2 pictures and talk about what they can see. Then they will listen to a CD and try to hear the answer, there will be 3 listening exercises altogether and students will have to either correct or state true or false. the next part of the lesson is to introduce the verb be in the positive form and negative and also get the students speaking and pronunciation practice and gist listening.


Abc Handouts
Abc straight forward beginner, student course book
Abc pictures from the coursebook of 2 people on a train
Abc Audio CD

Main Aims

  • To present and practice the verb to be in the positive and negative form relating to a personal context

Subsidiary Aims

  • Gist listening and specific information. Speaking practice with accuracy


warmer/ lead in (3-5 minutes) • Engage students and draw their attention.

Show students the picture from the course book of 2 people on a train to set the context of the listening and elicit what they can see and then write elicited information on the board.

Listening /gist listening (5-7 minutes) • students listen to the CD

Make students listen to the CD carefully and identify problem. Then peer check their answers in pairs and if needed listen again. Get feedback and write the right answers on the board

Reading/listening for specific information (10-12 minutes) • Prepare students for the listening exersize

Give students the handouts and ask them to read sentences 1-6. Make students listen to the CD and decide whether the sentences are true or false. Then make students listen to the conversation again and peer check amongst them selves and elicit answers on the board.

Grammar (5-7 minutes) • Present the verb to be and prepare students to use the verb in context

Get the students to form sentences of the verb 'to be' for example, I'm a teacher, you're students, he's a doctor etc and elicit information from students and write it on the board

Grammar (3-5 minutes) • Present the negative form of the verb to be

Elicit from students the negative verb form to be.

Controlled speaking (5-7 minutes) • Make the students use the verb in context

Give students a prompt card each and ask them to make sentences looking at the word on the prompt card both in the negative and positive form in pairs and then elicit answers from the students and write them on the board.

Listening for detail (5-8 minutes) • Prepare students for detailed listening

Looking back at the handouts on page 27, activity 2, make the students listen to the CD and fill in the missing gaps, then get feedback and write the feedback on the board. Also make sure the students know how to use the verb in the right context so ask them to make a note.

Speaking practice (7-10 minutes) • How to use the positive and negative verb to be

Split the students into two groups A and B, and give them the prepared handout with six sentences and let them decide if the sentences are true or false

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