José González José González

Upper-Intermediate level


Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson, learners will have practiced talking about present and past habits in the context of life styles

Subsidiary Aims

  • Learners will have also read to discover the language related to present and past habits.
  • Learners will have also clarified the differences between used to vs would and the present simple for habits.


Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To engage learners and activate their previous knowledge of topic area

Instructions: Look at the questions, talk about them! You have 1 minute! T-S interaction: the teacher shows a Jamboard to students and sends them to Breakout Rooms to discuss! PW interaction: students discuss the topics in Breakout Rooms. T-S interaction: in OCFB, students talk about some of their ideas related to the topic.

Presentation Through Text (3-4 minutes) • To introduce language to students

Instructions: Look at the pictures, what is the text about? T-S interaction: the teacher shows a set of pictures and students predict. Then students get the link to read! PW interaction: learners check if their predictions were correct. T-S interaction: in OCFB, T elicits the right answer and check if predictions were correct.

Language Clarification (7-9 minutes) • To cover MPF of key language to aid completion of the tasks

Instructions: Look at the text again and answer the questions! T-S interaction: the teacher shows the Google Doc file to work on and shares the link with learners. PW interaction: students work on their own and then check their answers in Breakout Rooms. T-S interaction: in OCFB, the teacher shares the answer key and asks some CCQ's to clarify MFP.

Controlled Practice (8-9 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Instructions: Look at the statements and select the correct option! T-S interaction: the teacher shows the activity in Google Forms and gives some time for students to work on it. PW interaction: students go to Breakout Rooms to compare their answers. T-S interaction: in OCFB the teacher checks problems with some of the learners' answers.

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

Instructions: Talk about these questions with a partner. T-S interaction: T shows the link to Jamboard and elicits some useful language to be used to complete the task. T demos the task with one learner. ICQs: Do you have to write or speak? Discuss, and take notes. PW interaction: learners work in pairs and discuss in breakout rooms. Learners switch pairs as many times as possible as time allows.

Feedback (3-4 minutes) • To provide learners with feedback on the completion of the task and language

T-S interaction: T conducts OCFB and asks learners to talk about the last question of the task: Do you think you have more free time now than in the past? Then T writes on the screen samples of learners’ production and asks learners to identify the correct and incorrect sentences and correct the latter ones. T conducts OCFB

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