Mohamad Mohamad

Pre-intermediate A2/B1 level


Abc Straightforward
Abc Story

Main Aims

  • To provide
  • To provide To provide Ss with clarification and practice of verb collocations related to friendship in the context of relationships

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide To give Ss practice in speaking for fluency


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

- I will tell Ss that we are going to watch a short video about an animal called 'hedgehog'. - I will then pause the video allowing them to predict the message before seeing it. 'What do you think they brought him in the box'? - I will pair students and ask them to read the proverb and think of a similar proverb they have in their language and then I'll let a spokesperson from each pair report back to the whole class.

Exposure & Highlighting (3-5 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

- I will ask Ss to do an exercise based on a short story that includes the target language. Ss will do the exercise in pairs and fill in the gaps to complete the story. - After Ss finish the exercise in pairs, I'll give let a member from each pair share an answer in which the others will agree/disagree by saying why. - I'll give them the answer key and then I'll read the story for them pausing at the TL language for them to say it in natural speed.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Ask students to do a gap-fill exercise individually and then peer-check their answers. Give Ss feedback. Drill the pronunciation of the TL at a natural speed chorally and then individually. Use finger technique. CCQs could be like: - We have a lot in common. 'Do we both like sports'? (yes) 'do we both hate eating fish' (yes) - We see each other very often ' 'Do we sometimes meet'? (no) - We keep in touch 'Do stay at home and not talk to each other'? (no) - He really gets on well with his brother. Do they have a bad relationship? (no) 'do they like each other'? (yes) - We come from similar backgrounds. 'Are they both students'? (yes) are they both Turkish? (maybe)

Flexi / if time (5-7 minutes) • To give Ss further practice onthe TL

If Ss still have problems with the meaning of TL, I will ask them to do the two exercises in the WB individually and then peer-check to give them further practice on collocations. Ss will peer-check their answers and then report back to class. I will give them feedback (Answer Key)

Controlled Practice (4-6 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Ask Ss to use the collocations they've practiced previously to do a gap-fill exercise. Monitor and help Ss if they have any questions. Take feedback and then give the answer key.

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

Drill some of the questions for pronunciation before Ss start doing the activity. Set Ss in pairs and ask them to interview each other using the question from ex3. Monitor discretely. Take feedback.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Tell Ss that they are going to tell their peer about their best friend. Remind them to use the phrases written. Set Ss in pairs. Monitor discreetly. Write down any errors Ss might have and elicit corrections.

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