Shady Hisham Shady Hisham

Asking & Answering Questions (TP1)
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students learn about open-ended and close-ended questions through receptive and productive skills. The lesson starts with a lead-in through a simple discussion about meeting new people. In addition to this lead-in, students also are going to answer a matching activity and then produce some questions based on that activity. This is followed by an exposure to the content focus through a listening activity. As for the highlighting part, students are going to rearrange some questions; they are going to learn the meanings, forms, and pronunciations of each one as a kind of clarification. Besides, they are going to drill the auxillaries through completing the missing auxillary of each question. As that was for the controlled practice, freer practice is going to be done through working in pairs to think of some questions according to certain situations and maybe some role-play speaking activity if there is enough time. Finally, the feedback is going to include content and language mistakes made by the students.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of asking and answering questions in different tenses in the context of meeting new people.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of some expressions (meet someone in flesh, run into someone, match made in heaven) in the context of meeting new people.
  • To provide clarification and review of lexix (gregarious, introvert, and nosy) in the context of meeting new people.


Lead-in • To set lesson context and engage students

Learners will look at 4 photographs and match them to their appropriate descriptions. Later, they will think of 2 questions might be mentioned in each photograph.

Exposure • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Learners will listen to an audio about 10 questions and they will answer those questions briefly.

Highlighting • To draw students' attention to the target language

Learners will be informed about the language focus and they will have a rearrange activity.

Clarification • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Learners will be informed about the meanings of the questions they rearranged, the forms of each one, and how to pronounce each one properly and fluently.

Controlled Practice • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Learners will be asked for completing some questions with the proper auxillary verbs to give meaningful questions.

Free Practice • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Learners will work in pairs to produce some questions according to some situations then they will listen to an audio to check their answers on their own. If there is enough time, they can also work in pairs and each pair will pick up two photos to make two conversations about them as acting out in a form of role play.

Feedback • To provide students with content and language feedback

Highlighting learners' mistakes in both the content and language to ensure they will avoid them in coming lessons and their daily life situations.

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