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Teaching Practice 1
Beginner level


In this lesson students will talk about jobs. They will also revise and practice how to use full form and contracted forms of 'to be' (affirmative).


Main Aims

  • To introduce & give practice in the functional language of asking & answering about jobs, & to focus on forms / use of the verb "to be" in present tense.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Speaking / Practice Jobs Vocabulary


Warmer -Game: Who am I ? • To set lesson context and engage students.

Set up the game. Student pretends to be a famous person and the rest of the class has to ask Yes/No questions to find out who she/he is. However, the student at the board is allowed to only answer yes, or no questions. When the student answers "yes", teacher writes the full sentence on the WB such as "He is an actor", or "She is a singer".

Highlighting and clarification of the TL. • To draw students' attention to the target language.

On WB, teacher adds new sentences with the subjects 'I', 'We', 'It' and 'They' (because these subject will not be used during the game and she rewrites the students' sentences with contraction of to be. Teacher reads each sentence and make students repeat the sentences by explaing the usage and pronounciation difference between the long and contracted forms of 'to be'.

Controlled Practice • To practice the contraction of 'to be'.

Teacher divides the class into pairs. Teacher asks students do the exercise 1 on page 25 in pairs and check their answers WC. Teacher asks the sts do the exercise 2 on page 25 individually and ask them to check their answers with their peers. When they finish peer checking teacher chooses sts and ask them to write their answers on the WB.

Free Practice • To revise 'to be' and jobs vocabulary and check whether the sts know the English meaning of her profession.

Teacher asks the sts to draw a symbol representing their job. For example a student can draw a book, an accountant can draw a calculator. Teacher asks the sts to walk around the class and show their drawing to the other students and make them guess each other's jobs by positing yes/no questions. After sts finish, teacher writes everybody's profession on the board.

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