Tasneem Ashur Tasneem Ashur

Intermediate level


Abc printed pictures (advertisements)
Abc white board / coloured markers
Abc Gap-fill handout

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of collocations with (take) in the context of E-shopping & advertisements .

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a role play in the context of advertisements.


Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To generate interest in the topic of the lesson.

* Teacher states "I don't like online shopping but last week I wanted to get my friend a birthday gift. I was very busy to go shopping so I decided to shop online. finally I got her a gift! Online shopping is a great, easy way of shopping 'Take my word!'" * then asks "how about you?" * SS then share their opinion.

Expand context (3-4 minutes) • To provide a clear situation to present & elicit TL.

* Teacher provides each pair with one advertisement. * SS discuss what they think about advertisement. * SS swap pairs to tell about their partner opinion. * Teacher collects feedbacks.

Elicit language (4-5 minutes) • To elicit sample of the TL

* Teacher elicit Take my word from SS and writes it on the board. * Teacher asks for similar collocation 'take my advice' and writes it on the board. * Teacher demonstrates (take a look) and asks what is another way to say have a look. * Teacher set a context "Last summer I went to Tunisia with my family. One day we went to the mountains. The mountains were amazing. I was shocked to see such a wonderful scene. It was two breathtaking sights, the mountains, the beach!" * Teacher asks what other ways to say breathtaking. * Teacher demonstrates (take a little time) * Teacher elicits this by: Yesterday I went to Tavuk Duniysi. After I had lunch I had tea just because it was free. so I...

Focus on meaning (5-6 minutes) • To provide clarification of meaning of TL & check students' understanding.

Teacher asks CCQs: Take (our) word & take (our) advice 1. Does it mean accept (our) advice? (yes) 2. Does it mean trust (us)? (yes) 3. Are take a word & take an advice similar? (yes) Take a look 1. Is it an invitation to have a look? (yes) 2. Do you look for a long or short period of time? (short) (sth) takes your breath away 1. Does it mean beautiful, wonderful? (yes) 2. Does it mean shocking? (yes) 3. Is it a literal or idiomatic meaning? (idiomatic) Take a little time 1. Do you use a little of your time? (yes) 2. Do you use a lot of your time? (no) Take advantage of (something) 1. Do you use a situation for your own benefit? (yes) 2. Is it used only with positive situations? (no) 3. Is it used with positive and negative situations? (yes)

Focus on phonology (4-6 minutes) • To provide clarification of pronunciation of TL.

* Teacher pinpoint the stress on the written TL on the board. * SS drill in chorals.

Focus on form (4-5 minutes) • To provide clarification of the form of the TL.

* Teacher elicit the form from SS. * Teacher then concludes that this form is called collocations. (A collocation is a group of words that usually go together)

Practice #1 (3-4 minutes) • To provide practice of the TL, using similar situation.

* Teacher chests a gap-fill handout and asks SS to fill the gaps. * SS work individually. * SS check their answers in pairs. * Teacher writes the answers on the board while SS working, for SS to check.

Practice #2 (2-3 minutes) • To provide practice of the TL, personalizing the situation.

* SS now guess what products are the texts trying to sell. * SS work individually then check their answers. * Teacher collects feedbacks.

Practice #3 (5-6 minutes) • To provide practice of the TL, using similar situation.

* SS work in groups of 3 or 4. Each group create an add using sentences with collocation with take. * Teacher sets a time limit (3 mins). * One group adverts their product, the other group try to guess what is the add about. * Teacher collects and gives feedbacks.

Feedback (2-3 minutes) • Praise good use of TL & correct errors.

* Teacher by now has collected SS error to pinpoint.

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