Yeşim Yeşim

Intermediate level


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Main Aims

  • To provide practice of used to/would in the context of upbringing and childhood

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review of vocabulary about childhood


Exposure (4-6 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

SS read the extracts from the listening exercise in the previous lesson and underline four words with used to and would individually.

Highlighting and Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language and to clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Draw SS attention to the Grammar Box and tell them to complete the rules by looking at the examples in the extracts.Give SS time to work individually before checking the answers with the class. Highlight: - the forms and pronunciation of used to and would Focus attention on the examples and highlight that: - anymore always comes after the verb - still comes before most verbs, but after be.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

SS do the controlled practice to get familiar with the forms. In feedback, encourage them to justify their answers by asking them some CCQs. ( e.g. Why don't you use would instead?)

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Ask SS to work in pairs with somebody they know or have worked with before Individually, they should try to complete the sentences, so they are true for their partner. They then compare answers to see if their guesses were correct. After that, SS discuss the questions in pairs. Finish the activity by asking SS to report on any surprises.

Free Practice (12-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Give SS a few minutes to think about what they are going to write. Explain that they don't have to include any topics they don't want to. Encourage them to ask for any language they need. Go round checking and correcting if necessary as SS write the descriptions of their upbringing/ schooldays using used to/would.

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