Daniel Campos Daniel Campos

TP2 Lexis
Upper-intermediate level


In this lesson, students will understand and use collocations with the adjectives 'big' and 'great' in the context of a text titled 'my greatest gift.' Students will also practise speaking skills.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of adjective-noun collocations with 'great' and 'big' in the context of gift giving.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy and fluency speaking practice in a conversation on adjective-noun collocations with 'great' and 'big.'


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

T asks Ss 'What's the greatest gift you've ever received?' to set the context of the lesson. Ss discuss in pairs and T nominates a few of them to share in whole class.

Exposure (6-8 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

T shows a text through GoogleForms for Ss to read and do a gist task: What's the greatest gift the teacher has received?. Ss check in pairs and share answers in whole class. The text has the collocations Ss need to learn. So, they will look them up after doing gist task and write them on the chat box. T elicits.

Clarification (10-12 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

T has Ss do the activity on GoogleForms, which aims to clarify meaning based on the reading. T checks answers through GoogleForms too and reinforces understanding of lexis. Then he uses the PowerPoint slides to make a summary of collocations and meanings, asking CCQs when necessary. T works out form by having Ss notice they are adjective-noun collocations. T elicits stress and linkage. He drills and nominates Ss to repeat after him (choral and individual drilling). Ss work in pairs to practice pronunciation (if time).

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

Ss complete collocations orally in pairs. This is a memory activity. Ss work in pairs to complete sentences with the correct adjective. They should also explain the meaning. Whole class check.

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

Ss answer a few questions that contain the lexis studied in groups. Later, T nominates a few students to share answers. If necessary, teacher does language check.

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