yara yara

verb to be
elementary level


in this lesson students will the verb to be, how to use it with positive negative and questions forms.


Abc handout activity
Abc images.
Abc Guided discovery tasks designed by the teacher.
Abc introduction video from YouTube.

Main Aims

  • To provide practice of verb to be in the context of people and paces

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of people and paces


Warmer/Lead-in a video (7-10 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students and make a conversation about it,

The students will be asked to watch the video carefully. they'll be asked to speak to each other in pairs about what have they seen!

Exposure (7-10 minutes) • To provide a context for the target language through an audio.

the audio will help with getting the students familiar with the target language. they will listen twice one to notice the verbs and the second to do the T&F ex.2 (b) first on page 8 while listening. pair check. feedback.

Highlighting the TL (10-12 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

they be asked to do ex.2 (a) depending on their previous listening to the audio. They will check in pairs. listen again for feedback if needed. Four of them will be asked to play the roles in this exercise.

Clarifying the TL. (7-10 minutes) • To provide a clarification of the MPF.

Giving an activity by dividing the bored to Three parts one is positive second is positive and the third is the WH question giving them papers of different forms and asking to match them below the correct form. write on the bored the different forms and start drilling then.

Controlled practice (5-7 minutes) • To check the students.

Giving them photos of famous figures, ask them to use the question that was written below each photo and do the activity in pairs. Monitoring for common mistakes. Giving them feedback on the bored and elicit the parts of the sentence.

Freer Practice (5-7 minutes) • To Practice the form more and speak it.

a role-play card: each student has a card with 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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