aya elawadly aya elawadly

verb to be
elementary level


Abc Materials
Abc Materials
Abc Materials

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of verb to be in the context of personal information

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice in speaking in the same context


GTKY (4-5 minutes) • to break the ice between learners

5 fingers game (name-age-favorite number-hobby-dream job) two truths and one lie: to write 3 personal statements , two of them are true one is lie.

Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To generate interest in the topic of the lesson

tell learners to work in pairs and have a small conversation like the example on page 8 ex.1 .

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Tell Ss to read the conversation on page 8 and then to put the sentences in the box to fill the gaps with ex.2 (a). Monitor. Allow learners time to exchange their sheets to review and discuss their partners' answers. give feedback.

Highlighting the TL (8-10 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Starting with ex.2 (b) on page 8, tell the Ss that they need to listen to the audio and write T or F. let them check their answers in pairs. give feedback.

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

Meaning: write on the board marker sentences like '' She's from Milan'' and '' Emily and Ben are from Manchester.'' then ask learners CCQ like ''What's her nationality?'' learners will answer ''Italian''- in case they did not know, I will say it and ask them about the country of this nationality; which is ''Italy''. Do the same with the second marker sentence. Pronunciation: to drill the sentences on the board. show them the contraction. Form: tell the learners to fill in the missing words in the grammar box on page 8. Ask learners to work in pairs and check their answers. Monitor carefully and take notes of common mistakes then elicit the parts of the sentence;using finger correction if needed.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • to check learners' understanding of the TL and prepare them for the freer practice

Show learners different photos of famous people and tell them to work in pairs and ask each other questions like ''Where's he from?'' Give open class feedback and praise good use of TL and correct any errors sensitively.

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

ask learners to do ex. 3 (a,b) with their partner and then listen and check. role play cards: give each student a card that has a name, job, city and nationality on the left and the same info is required on the right and they have to interview each other in pairs and fill in the missing information. Monitor Give language feedback.

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