Basel Basel

grammar lesson negatives
upper-intermediate level

Description

in this lesson, students learn about the negative forms of the present simple and the simple past. the class starts with a picture about the trojan horse, students talk about the incident described in the story. then students do a quiz on negative forms. then follows a clarification of the negative forms in simple past and present simple. at the end the students practice using the negative forms in the context of telling lies.

Materials

Abc headway
Abc PowerPoint presentation

Main Aims

  • To provide practice and review of negative forms in the context of lies
  • To provide review of negative forms in the context of lies

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review of negative forms in the context of lies

Procedure

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

T. projects a picture of the trojan horse in p. 40 and Ss. tell the story behind the incident. Ss. watch a video about the trick of the horse and comment on it

Test #1 (8-10 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

Ss do practice 2 language focus, test your grammar. Ss. share their answers in groups. T. provides answer key and Ss. check their answers.

Teach (12-15 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

1. Ss. watch a presentation about the target language. The negative forms in present simple and simple past. 2. T. projects examples and elicits meaning, form, and pronunciation of the target language. 3. Ss. give examples of negative statements in simple past and present simple.

Test #2 (8-10 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

1. Ss. do a practice where they have to read a text and fill in the blanks with the negative form of the verbs. 2. students share their answers in groups. 3. T. provides answer key and Ss. check their answers. 4 T. clarifies any points Ss. are missing.

Free practice (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

1.Ss. write five sentences about lies they have told before in their lives using the target language. their sentences must be in the negative form of present simple and simple past. 2. Ss. share their answers with T. 3. T. corrects their mistakes.

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