Atefeh Atefeh

so, neither
pre-intermediate level


In this lesson the students will learn about the usage of "so and neither" to show their agreement or disagreement through guided discovery based on a reading about a twin. This is followed by some practices and productive skill.


Abc Realia e.e. Chocolate
Abc whiteboard
Abc task
Abc handout

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of using :so,either and neither" foe expressing agreement or disagreement

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice the grammar through a reading context and listening to a conversation


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

At the beginning of the session , I will give them some chocolate and tell them : "my chocolate is red (for example). and then ask them :" who has the red chocolate?" S1 : I have the red one. T :" me, too. T: who likes chocolate? S2: I like . T : I like it , too. who does not like fish? S3 : I don't like . T: I don't like it, too. OK dears , we want to speak about similarities today. we call the similar things as COINCIDENCE.

Exposure (3-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

T sticks some pictures (two copies of each one) on the board and want the students to match them with each other. every body which gather more correct is he winner.

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

T draw two people ( a girl and a boy) on the board: they are on their first date and are eager to know more about each other. After greeting , the girl says : I like the rainy day. The boy : i like it , too. girl: I have a dog. boy: wow, so do I. Boy : I don't have any sibling( brother or sister)/ girl: really? neither do I. after that teacher asks them : are they agree each other or disagree? Ss: agree They have similarities or differences. so we call this : COINCIDENCE

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

T write on the boards words and phrases and clarify their Meaning, Form and Phonology. COINCIDENCE :noun ​ /kəʊˈɪn.sɪ.dəns/ so : So do I | soʊ du: ˈaɪ | neither : UK ​ /ˈnaɪ.ðər/ /ˈniː.ðər/ US ​ /ˈnaɪ.ðɚ/ /ˈniː.ðɚ/ neither do I : | ˈniːðər du: ˈaɪ | SO + Auxiliary + Subject (pronoun) Either + Auxiliary + Subject (pronoun) Neither + Auxiliary + Subject (pronoun) So am I. (I am too.) Neither am I. (I’m not either.)

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

T give them a multiple choice task and ask them to answer them individually for 2 minutes. ICQS: how many Q?5 Q s. by group? yes how much time? 2 min T alarmed them :one minutes left. After that T asks them to share their answers. after feedback,T asks them one by one to answer the questions orally.

Semi-Controlled Practice (3-6 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

T : OK guys. You were brilliant for the previous task . now as a reward, lets play a game. "give me five" have you heard it? T show its by gesturing and shaking her palm to one of their palm. give them a table and tell them instruction : ok , we have a table with three columns. first column contain some sentences . second column is about agreement that you have the same idea (so do I and neither do I ) and third column contains disagreement that you have different idea ( oh I don't). Read the sentences carefully and answer them.Do not show your answer to the others. you have 2 minutes, lets go. T monitor them from distance and pretend that she is doing her own work. After that , T tells hem if your answers are them same, give high fives. T read the sentences and they tell their answer and if they are the same, they shake their palms with each others.

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

T ask them write 5 sentence about their friend which are the same with them e.g. Sara likes spaghetti , so do I. she did not use to eat it, neither did I. give them five minutes. after that , T asks them to share their ideas with each other for two minutes. then, T asks them to tell about their partner's sentences .Teacher gives feedback/error correction, then they swap partners and repeat the exercise having taken the feedback on board.

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