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Inquiry-based learning
B2 level


In this lesson, Ss will make inquiries and generalizations. Ss will extend their knowledge of how to form questions and speak regarding the language learned in the previous lesson. Also, students will learn to understand that they can take responsibility for their learning by engaging in inquiry-based learning.


Main Aims

  • To increase critical thinking, and provide students with a speaking practice for fluency.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review of making questions


Warmer/Lead-in (0-10 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

- TT greets SS and asks them about their day. - SS are put in groups of three or four. - TT asks each group to think about and write 10 or more questions about one of the following topics: 1. pollution solutions 2. the true cost of digital piracy 3. bullies need our help 4. being "social media safe" 5. fast food dangers

Task (0-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

- SS are put in different groups - SS take turns asking and answering questions about the different topics. Alternatively, students can mingle around the class asking and answering different questions about the above topics. - TT monitors the students and helps only when it is necessary. - TT writes down some of the students’ errors for a delayed error correction feedback

Language Analysis (0-15 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the task language

- TT uses his notes and writes the utterances in their context on the board; it can be difficult to correct without the aforementioned information. - TT includes examples of good language too; this praise can be motivating for the students and can be an opportunity for the students to learn from each other. - SS are put in pairs and are asked to think about the sentences. Which sentences are correct and which are wrong? - SS are given four to five minutes to correct the wrong sentences. - SS are nominated randomly to come to the board and correct/improve the wrong sentences.

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