Hamdiye Hale Ozcan Hamdiye Hale Ozcan

Likes and Dislikes
A1 level


In this lesson, the students learn to talk and ask about their likes and dislikes by practicing their speaking skills. The classroom consists of children.


Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of likes and dislikes.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To enable the learners to talk and ask questions about likes and dislikes.


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

The instructor draws a smiley face on the board next to a flashcard, for example, chocolate and says, ‘I like chocolate.’ Then he/she draws a sad face on the board and repeats the same with another thing. After this, he/she asks the student " And you?" and wants them to try using "I like / I don't like".

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reference card

The instructor writes on the board something that usually disliked by children, for example, " I like peas" and asks one of the students "And you?". When the student says " I don't like", the instructor writes this as "(Student's Name) does not like peas. She/he likes chocolate." The instructor points out "s" with another color and asks them why it was written this way. In this way, she/he provides the rules to be discovered.

Useful Language (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

The instructor gives the reference card out and after a quick examination, let them complete exercise. After this, the instructor shows them the question structure for likes and dislikes and gives them 5 minutes to ask each other about their likes and dislikes. Everbody ask their friend beside them and then explain their friend's likes and dislikes by trying to use the right grammar structure.

Productive Task(s) (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

The instructor gives the student a grammar test, explains the questions and wants them to complete it individually.

Feedback and Error Correction (8-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

The students tell their answers to the class and the instructor corrects them if it is necessary.

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