Mohamed Fayez Albeal Mohamed Fayez Albeal

Intermediate level


In this lesson, the learners are going to learn "question tags" through guided discovery (mostly). Although first 5 minutes of the lesson students will practice "question tags" based on the information they remember from the previous lesson,guided discovery will be implemented during the class.After they get some knowledge about what they will learn,they will find a similarity between the first sentence implemented in lead in and the sentences they listened and filled in the blanks. Later on, guided discovery process is going to take place as the students are trying to understand why they use tag; they will be given the form by eliciting the structure.Then, the teacher is going to emphasize the importance of intonation while using "question tags". After that, the students are going to be given controlled practice activities e.g. matching of the sentences.Then,as a semi controlled practice,they will play Jenga so the atmosphere of the class will be enjoyful. In order to practice speaking using the target grammar, they will be given auxiliary verbs "do", "is", "are", "will", "has" and they have to come up with positive and negative questions resulting in speaking practice with their classmates. At the end of the lesson, if the time allows, students are going to listen to a song which has many examples of "question tags" and fill in the gaps with the correct form of grammar.


Abc Question Tag on Blocks (Jenga Game)
Abc Speakout Exercises 6A pf 61 and pg 137.(controlled Exercise)
Abc Handouts
Abc Cutouts
Abc Question Tag on Blocks (Jenga Game)
Abc Speakout Exercises 6A pf 61 and pg 137.(controlled Exercise)
Abc Handouts
Abc Cutouts

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of Question Tag in the context of Experts

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide specific information listening practice using a text about Questions in the context of Experts
  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a Conversation in the context of Experts


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

Teacher writes 4 sentences on the board and T lets them make up a main sentence from the sentences given on the board.

(Listening)Pre check their Target Language (3-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a listening part and To test their knowledge of "question tags" from the previous lesson

T gives the book hand-outs of exercise 6A and asks the students to fill out the gaps from the audio that they listened in the previous lesson.T lets them check in pairs and gives the answers by eliciting Meaning Form Pronunciation.Teacher provides error correction.

Guided Discovery (8-15 minutes) • To get the students to find out the rules of "question tags"

After listening part,T shows sentences about question tag taken out of a listening script.Then Teacher asks 'why do we use this question tag part in the sentence? Then T shows 3 purposes ,2 are wrong and 1 is correct.Then T wants them to vote for each purposes to find out the meaning of the question tag.After Teacher elicits the meaning of question tag by using CCQ,she writes a sentence taken out of the students on the board.Then T elicits the form of the structure by using CCQ.Then,T teaches them intonation by repeating.While T is telling a main sentence,S will tell question tag part.

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

Teacher provides the book handouts of controlled practices on pg.137 Teacher gets them to match the sentences to make tag questions of exercise 1. Teacher lets them work in pairs and monitor carefully Teacher gets them to read their own answers and provides F/B whole class.

Semi Controlled Practice (JENGA) (5-15 minutes) • To energize and encourage all students to use question tag

T tells the game in detail and T also demonstrates how to play this game.Then,T divides all students into 2 groups.Each member in each group tries to take a block out by tapping the short side of it, or by pulling it out.Once s/he pulls it out,read the sentence and complete the sentence by telling question tag.Then s/he places the block on the top of the tower - either facing left of the blocks, or facing down, or vice versa.They repeat steps until one group makes the Jenga Tower fall.

Production Stage (3-5 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Divide the students into groups. (3-4) -Each group is given auxiliary verbs "do", "is", "are", "will", "has" and have to come up with to positive and two negative questions to ask someone else in other groups using question tags and given auxiliaries. -Monitor the ss and take notes. -Give delayed F/B -Provide error correction.

(Back UP)Free Practice (Listening a music) (0-5 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

T lets ss listen a song called ' '.While they are listening the song,they will fill in the blanks.

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