Mahshid Shaaker Mahshid Shaaker

to be negative
elementary level


In this lesson, students learn how to produce be negative and interrogative forms followed by short yes/no answers.


Abc Gap fill and sentence correction handouts, recordings and images

Main Aims

  • To provide be negative and interrogative forms and those of yes/no and short answers

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide occupation vocabulary and the use of articles


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Greeting (the deep breath practice for the grammar tern:)) Focusing ss to some pictures of different jobs and asking them to answer

Exposure (6-8 minutes) • To provide a model of the task

Ss are asked to listen to the recording and fill in the gaps (hint them that the gaps are jobs) Recording is then played (ss are assured to listen twice)

Task 7b, (1-2 minutes) • More exposure to the task

Ss are asked to work in pairs and match the conversation to the the groups and the answers are then checked in the class. (demonstrating on the handout to make them know what to do)

Planning and presentation, task 8b and 8c (8-10 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to get students familiarized with the grammar and plan students' reports

A quick check up on the negative be, short answers (8b) and then interrogative form (8c) on the wb followed by asking the class example questions as CCQ page 129 on wb (wrong and correct form of short answers as red and blue on the board) Ss are asked to work in pair and fill the gaps on task 8b and 8c, respectively All answers are checked in class

Task 9&10 (5-8 minutes) • To allow students to practice the lesson with listening and speaking

Recording is played and the whole class is asked to repeat full sentences repetition may be more than once in case of recognized mispronunciation Ss are asked to work in pairs and ask and answer questions about the given image on handout

Language Analysis, Task 11 (7-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the task language

First I write a wrong statement about myself and ask ss to answer the correct form and I write it on the wb. Ss are then asked to work in pairs to correct or tick the sentences in the task (4 minutes) and then answers are compared and discussed in class.

Language Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with practice of the task language

Ss are divided into two groups A and B (will be seated next together) Each group is given a guest list information and the individuals are asked to write yes/no questions to check the highlighted information on their list and check their questions with a partner from same group. Two groups will then be paired (sittings change accordingly) and will ask/answer questions to correct some of the wrong information on the their own list (5 out of 10 pink highlighted lines).

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