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Relationships/ Neighbours
Pre-Intermediate A2 level


This lesson has the general context of relationships focusing on friendships, and sets the context for the following lesson. It introduces some collocations and provides practice of them in a controlled speaking activity. You are free to adapt the material as you choose, but you should follow the stages of a language focus lesson.


Abc Gap-fill handout
Abc Recording
Abc W/B

Main Aims

  • to provide students with clarification and practice of verb collocations related to friendship in the context of friendships

Subsidiary Aims

  • to give students practice in speaking for fluency


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

- Check students' names at the beginning of the lesson. - Write a statement on board: "A friend in need is a friend indeed" - Get students to think about them in pairs /groups - Students report back to the class - Encourage students to complete the following statement: "A true friend...." in pairs / groups. -provide a model on board; "A true friend is the best possession in the world" - General FB (Whole class)

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

- Ss will be given "put the text in order" strips to work on in pairs/groups. - Monitor and help as needed - Get a general FB - Play the recording for Ss to listen and check their answers. - Elicit answers (nominate students)

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

-While doing the "put in order" handout, I will draw Ss' attention to the words in bold. - Encourage Ss to read them and tell their meanings as verbs

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

- Ss work in pairs/ groups to match the verb collocations with their definitions. - Monitor and help as needed - Check against answer key - Ask Ss CCQs to demonstrate the meaning of the verb collocations. Bearing in mind that the collocation gives a different meaning from the original verb when standing alone in the sentence. - Elicit what each collocation means - Ask Ss to classify each verb collocation into its parts (v, prep, pro, adv, noun....) considering that a verb phrase is made up of two or more than two words. - Ask some CCQs to ensure the order of the verb collocation. - Ss give examples using the verb phrases. - For pronunciation, drill and show the phonemic scripts if needed on board.

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

- In pairs / small groups, Ss complete SsBk Vocabulary ex. 3 (complete using the words in bold) - Check against answer key or elicit answers from students.

Semi-Controlled Practice (5-8 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

- Re-group Ss and motivate them to do Vocabulary ex. 4. - Before they start, drill some of the questions for pronunciation - In small groups, Ss mingle and interview each other using the questions in ex. 3 - Monitor discretely for any interesting ideas. - Take some general FB

Free Practice (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

- Ss will think about a good / best friend of theirs. - Ss use Vocabulary ex. 1 as a guide. - They describe their relationships with him/her to another student. - Monitor discretely, and take notes of any errors with the TL . - Take some general FB - If time, get some of the errors onto the w/b and elicit corrections.

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