Erdem Sen Erdem Sen

Verbs with back and quick decisions
Pre-intermediate level


In this lesson, sts practise and learn some verbs with "back" through a fill-in-the-blanks-type of exercise. The class starts with my writing on the board. This is followed by a so-called conversation with my mother on the phone, which includes the same verbs with back in the upcoming exercise. Then we begin the next one, which is about decisions, offers, and promises. Unlike the first exercise, it won't be a controlled one since the answers may vary according to their thoughts.


Abc Gap-fill handout and speaking exercise.

Main Aims

  • To provide practice and clarification of send, go, phone, put, bring, be, write, and come back in the context of Conversation and independent sentences.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy and fluency to sts' speaking in the context of making decisions, offers, and promises.


Warmer/Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Without saying anything, I will draw blank lines folIowed by "back". Then I will introduce myself to the new sts and let them introduce themselves to me and the other sts. I plan to have short warm up conversations.

Exposure (9-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

I will have a so-called telephone conversation with my mom. In this conversation, I will use all the verbs with back. Then I am going ask the sts if they can remember some of the verbs they have heard and if they can do it, I will write them in the blanks that I've written on the board. After that I will give the conversation on paper to the sts.

Highlighting (3-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Just like the name of the content, I will tell sts to highlight, circle, or underline the verbs with "back" on the paper. They will work in pairs.

Clarification (3-4 minutes) • To clarify the meaning and form of the target language

I am going to make sure that the sts have understood the meanings of the verbs because they will need them in the following exercise.

Controlled Practice (9-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

To review the same verbs with "back", I will give sts a gap-filling exercise.

Semi-Controlled Practice (9-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

We will have an exercise about making decisions, offers, and promises. I will give them a list of sentences that they will have to respond to those. Their answers may vary according to their experiences or feelings.

Review of what we have studied today (4-5 minutes) • To provide students a better understanding

I will ask sts what they have learned today and I will let them summarize it. They can use back with many verbs such as send, go, put, bring, and so on.

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