Aeneas Murray Aeneas Murray

Aeneas Murray. 04/07/2020. TP 3. Emphasis. pp. 68
Upper Intermediate. level


In this lesson, students learn about giving emphasis through the topic 'Losing objects'. The lesson starts with a couple of questions asking if either the students or people they know generally lose things and a gist exercise where the students read a short passage and answer three general questions. Then the students will do a short gap fill listening exercise to get the maker sentences. This is followed by clarifying Meaning, Form and Pronunciation where students have to answer concept checking questions and personal questions (personalisation), identify parts of the language structure and word order and be drilled both individually and chorally using the marker sentences. Finally, there is some control practice where the students have to match up sentences in column A with column B taking into consideration emphasis and finally for the freer practice the students will have a role play where they will discuss a recent trip, who they went with and what their shared experience was? What the greatest highlights were? What did they learn?


Main Aims

  • To provide review of Emphasis in the context of Losing objects

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice and specific reading practice with Emphasis in the context of a recent trip


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

I'll ask the students a couple of general questions about whether they or people they know tend to lose objects. Jamboard ( I'll assign them breakout cells for this exercise.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

My gist exercise will involve getting them to answer three simple and general questions about the text (Cutting Edge. Upper Intermediate. pp. 68). They'll do this via google forms before checking in pairs and OCFB. Reading Text:

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

The students will do a quick gap-fill listening exercise (Exercise 2. Cutting Edge. Upper Intermediate. pp. 68) to get the marker sentences for the M,F, P afterwards. Listening Recording:

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

I'll address meaning through personal questions and concept checking questions (CCQS), form through identifying part of the sentence structure and language terms and pronunciation by drilling individually and chorally. I've checked a detailed explanation of the grammar on pages 149 & 150 of Cutting Edge. Upper Intermediate. In this case, M,P, F will explained via Google Slides.

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

The students will match the phrases in column A with the phrases in Column B on Google Forms. ( This is based on the controlled practice 1 exercise from Cutting Edge, Upper Intermediate, pp. 68.

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

The students will discuss a recent trip and answer the following questions: Who they went with and what the shared experience was. The Greatest highlights of the trip. What they learnt. Google jam board:

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