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Upper intermediate level


In this lesson students will learn collocations with FIRST


Abc Google Slides
Abc Google Forms

Main Aims

  • To provide practice of collocations with FIRST

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation


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

-T asks students to discuss some questions When did you first study English? When did you first travel by yourself? - Ss work together in the main room of Zoom

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

- T gives ss a link to read a conversation - Ss will read and answer individually Instructions: You are going to read a conversation, then you'll answer some questions about it. After, you need to compare answers with a partner. Then send your answers. T conducts OCFB

Highlighting (1-1 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

- T asks students to point out (highlight) phrases in the conversation where FIRST is used.

Clarification (6-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

- For each collocation he clarifies MPF with CCQs Example Is your first language English? NO Is first language the one you talk in your country? Yes - T models the pronunciation of the phrases and elicits relevant features of pronunciation (stress and weak forms) Example: X first language - T tells students that all the phrases are collocations (words that go together). No need to spend time explaining Form

Controlled Practice (4-7 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

T gives ss a link to a handout ss needs to write a collocation with First in order to complete the sentences. Instructions: Go to the following link and write a phrase with First. Before sending your activity compare with a partnet using the chat in Zoom T conducts OCFB

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

T will show the following questions and sentences. - What was the first impression you had of Today's teachers? - Do you believe in love at first sight? - At first I wanted to study/be........... SS will have a conversation in which they need to use some target language learned in class. For this, T will show some questions to guide them.

DEC (2-4 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production

I will monitor and note down the common errors that the students make during pair / group works and correct these errors on the white board.

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