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Suffix and gerunds
upper intermediate level


this lesson student will learn all about suffixes and gerunds in order to form nouns.


Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of forming nouns and gerunds in the context of life's ups and downs.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about what's good for you in the context of life ups and downs.
  • To provide clarification of the sound schwa in the context of life's ups and downs.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • to generate interest in the topic of forming nouns and gerunds.

I will ask LS what makes you feel good? and what makes you feel bad? As I am going to give instruction that they have to say the answer using "one to three words maximum". This way they will use TL without being noticed. Optional lead in 2: I might ask them if they face issues with the amount of words they have In English and how they could increase these words by using their existing words in many Forms for many usages. then I will elicit from them then setting the context.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • TO ENSURE Ls are comforstable with the text expoiting it for language.

I'll write the word (happiness) on the board and ask student what type of words is this ? and then I'll under line the suffix (ness) and elicit. then I'll write (reading) and elicit.

Highlighting language (5-7 minutes) • to highlight the TL in the context.

I'll ask my student to highlight the nouns then I'll give them the hand out and ask them to fill the gaps with the correct definition.

language clarification (10-15 minutes) • to provide an opportunity for Ls to use the TL.

I'll put the answers on the board for the previous practice and ask them to come to the board and highlight the schwa sound. I'll put my student in 2 groups and ask them to write as many noun suffixes as they can then I'll switch papers and let them give me examples for each suffix and elicit the word class and what suffix did we use. again I'll make my students work in pair, I'll give them some nouns and ask them which are countable and which are uncountable.

Practice (10-12 minutes) • To provide an opportunity for Ls to use the TL.

I'll give Ls the first practice and ask them to fill the gaps using only nouns, check in pairs, feedback. I'll give Ls the second practice and ask them to choose the correct answer, check in pairs, feedback

Feedback (3-5 minutes) • To praise good use of TL, to correct errors in the TL use.

I'll correct my Ls mistakes if the have any.

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