Ali Yilmaz Ali Yilmaz

TP 8
A1 level


In this lesson, students will learn about irregular verb forms in context of holidays. They will have number of controlled and semi controlled practice in the TL. The second half of the class will focus on speaking for accuracy.


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Main Aims

  • to teach students the irregular verbs

Subsidiary Aims

  • to practice listening for the gist & for details
  • Speaking for accuracy in TL


Warmer/Lead-in (1-2 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Teacher greets the students. Asks them if they go on holidays.

Listening 1 (3-6 minutes) • To create a context- to introduce the grammar point - listening for the gist

Teacher tells SS that they are going to listen to a recording about a holiday. Ss' task is to decide whether it was a good holiday or a bad one. After listening SS will discuss with their partners to decide on an answer.

Listening 2 (8-9 minutes) • To practice listening for details- To introduce the irregular verbs

The teacher divides the class into groups (The number of Ss per group may change according to the number of Ss). Students will have to find out the verbs in the recording. After the listening if there are few Ss, teacher asks a person from each group to write their answers on the board. Once they are done, teacher checks for any possible spelling mistakes and then elicits the present forms of the verbs from SS.

checking if the Ss are good at regular verbs (3-5 minutes) • To make sure Ss understand all kinds of verbs in past tense. To not make generalizations like all verbs regular or all verbs irregular

Teacher gives examples of regular verbs in the context. ( I walked at the beach./ I enjoyed the good weather. ) Teacher asks some CCQs and elicits that this events happened in the past just like the events in the recording. If necessary, teacher might use a timeline.

Drilling (5-8 minutes) • To practice TL for better pronunciation

Since the verbs are on the board, teacher makes up sentences and drills them. Teacher tries to drill as many verbs as possible.

Fill in the blanks (4-6 minutes) • controlled practice in the TL

There are 6 sentences about holidays with missing verbs. Ss will have to think of an appropriate verb for each sentence. There is an example at the beginning. once they are done, they will check their answers with their partners. While they check their answers with their partners, teacher will write the answers on the WB.

Speaking 1 (6-10 minutes) • To have a semi controlled practice in the TL for accuracy

Teacher introduces the concept of imaginary holiday. This is a PW activity. Ss will tell their partners about theirs imaginary holidays and the partners will have to guess where their partner were. Before Ss start the activity, teacher provides an example. If there is still time, students might mingle around the class and ask different people.

Speaking 2 (4-5 minutes) • To practice speaking in the TL for accuracy.

Ss make imaginary phone calls and tell about their holidays to their loved ones (parents, friends, etc.)

Delayed error correction (1-2 minutes) • to prevent any possible mistake fossilization

during the class, teacher pays attention to Ss's mistakes and corrects them at the end of the class.

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