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LP TP4 Samar
Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will learn about articles through various activities.First, the lesson starts by clarifying the difference between definite and indefinite articles . Then, eliciting the usage of definite article "the".After that,doing a controlled practice about the various pronunciation of "the". Finally, testing the student's knowledge.


Abc Answer keys
Abc flash cards and magnets
Abc Handouts
Abc Whiteboard
Abc Global Uplnt,courcebook U2 p.23
Abc White A4
Abc Projector
Abc Short story paper strips

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of definite and indefinite articles.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a read out loud activity.


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

Stick flash cards on the whiteboard with words and articles and ask students to categorize words under the right article.

Test #1 (8-10 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

Give handouts Clarify the difference between the definite article "the" and the indefinite articles a/an. Elicit the reasons for the use of the definite article for each occasion. Tell students to look at the examples from listening ex.1.and explain why the definite article is used in the examples in bold. Ask students also to explain why there is no definite article used with the underlined examples. Tell students to refer to ex.2 Tell them to read through all the sentences In pairs match each one to a category and refer to the words in bold to help them decide. Display answers on projector. Ask them to tick the ones that usually take definite article. Swap pairs , Write answer on whiteboard

Test #2 (8-10 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

Play recording 1.29 and ask students to write what they hear on white A4. Invite a student to come up and write the words on the board. Ask them to tell how "the" was pronounced in each one. Replay recording for class to check. Elicit and clarify the reason for such pronunciation. Ask Ss to look at the target sentence. Ask one or two students to read it aloud , but don't give any feedback. Play first recording then ask students to repeat coping the intonation.Then ask them to match it to one of the possible meanings Do the same with the other two. Pass Answer Key

Free practice (13-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Tell students to refer to ex.3 In pairs students practice saying the sentence in ex. 2 in many different ways as as possible. Circulate and monitor. Call on students to read out the sentence in some of the different ways they said it. Activity: Divide the class into two groups. Pass paper strips that has a short story. Students arrange the story events. Monitor and don't interfere. Take feedback from each group.

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