Jonathan Aponte Jonathan Aponte

TP2 - LP - Jon Aponte
Intermediate level


The students will be able to identify, practice and produce collocations using the words "big" and "great."


Abc Book
Abc Power Point Slides
Abc Zoom Platform
Abc Lead-In Task Worksheet
Abc Controlled Practice Worksheet
Abc Free Practice Worksheet

Main Aims

  • The students will be able to practice and produce collocations using the words "big" and "great."

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice using the collocations "big" and "great."


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

The T will ask the Ss to think about something great that has happened to them and share it via the chat box.

Exposure (2-4 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

The T will briefly explain what collocations are to the Ss using his powerpoint slide presentation. T will use CCQs to discern if the Ss understand what collocations are. The T will ask the Ss to provide him with an example of a formal way of greeting someone at the beginning of the day and at night. "Good morning" and "Good evening."

Highlighting (4-8 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

The T will show the Ss a slide/worksheet of a telephone conversation. The Ss will be asked to choose the better sounding word for each sentence. Students will work in pairs and check answers in breakout rooms. T will monitor Ss in the breakout rooms. T will elicit answers after they are complete.

Clarification (2-3 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

The T will show the MFP slides showing what the two words are with examples. The T will ask the Ss where these two words are positioned in the example sentences on the slides. The T will highlight the CCQs and ask the Ss to answer those questions via the chat.

Controlled Practice (6-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

The T will introduce a multiple choice controlled activity where Ss must choose the unnatural sounding collocation out of the group. Ss will work individually for this exercise. Ss will then check answers in groups in the breakout rooms. The T will elicit feedback from the Ss concerning the answers to the controlled practice. The T will ask Ss to come up with a collocation for some of the answers to the worksheet, e.g. "a great loser" is actually "a sore loser."

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

The T informs the Ss they will have a free practice activity where they will practice their productive (speaking) skills. The T will show the four questions, each using a collocation with the words "big" and "great". The T will send the link to the questions via chat. Ss will have a moment to read the questions. The T will then send Ss to breakout rooms to discuss the questions, while he monitors.

Language Feedback (3-5 minutes) • To give students the opportunity to use collocations during a productive task.

The T will elicit feedback and answers from the Ss concerning the questions in the free practice activity. The T will correct language feedback and gauge the extent of the Ss comprehension on collocations. The T will close the lesson with a few brief remarks.

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