Michael Gibson Michael Gibson

Teaching Practice 2 - TP2
Elementary level


The students will use readings, speaking exercises and both group and individual exercises to examine the topic of capital cities. We will also look at the grammar surrounding the use of the terms "where" and "when."


Abc Handouts from Global Elementary Handbook

Main Aims

  • To develop reading skills

Subsidiary Aims

  • To review and practice the Wh- question words Where and When


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

I will Pre-teach some of the key terms for the lesson, and attempt to clarify there meaning before the readings and exercises.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

We will do a reading on capital cities, and work through the associated exercises from the Global Elementary book. I will use individual work and PW to get them discussing the main text.

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

I will pre-teach several key Wh- question words, and clarify their use through the lesson. I will also encourage the students to work with each other in pairs.

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

I will use simple examples and work to pronounce the specific lesson words clearly, slowly and accurately. I will encourage each student to make up simple sentences using these words.

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

I will monitor the students and pose a series of simple CCQs throughout the lesson. "Where is your city?" "Where is X city (for example Paris; answer France)?" "Where do you like to travel? Which cities?" "Where would you travel if you could pick any city?" Et cetera...

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

We will discuss and engage with the suggested readings and exercises as a group, in pairs and and in small groups. I will constantly monitor to check the the students understand the concepts we are trying to learn for the lesson.

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

Towards the end of the lesson I will set some simple exercises to allow the students to produce their own sentences with each other and with the group.

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