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Pre-Intermediate level


This is a text-based lexis lesson designed to introduce adjective + preposition collocations to students in the context of a dialogue about attending a sports match. The students will spend a short time reading and getting the gist of the text. The main focus of the lesson will be on the meaning, form, and pronunciation of the lexis which will be reinforced with controlled and freer practice.


Abc Google Forms
Abc Zoom board
Abc Google Slides
Abc Jamboard
Abc Google Docs

Main Aims

  • To introduce, clarify, and provide practice using adjective + preposition collocations in the context of dialogue between friends about attending a sports match

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about a dialogue between friends about attending a sports match
  • To provide and opportunity for students to practice using the lexis functionally in a natural manner.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set context for text/conversation to be used in lexis lesson and engage students in the topic.

T: Intro - "Today we are talking about sports. The sports we like to watch." Share: Jamboard Lead-in p2 "Which sports do you like to watch?" Model for Ss, "I like to watch baseball and basket ball" T -Elicit answers from Ss "Do you like to go to the match or do you like to watch on TV"? T -Nominate one Ss to answer to check understanding and model for others Ss to BOR if large group, or full class Ss discuss among themselves (1-2min) If Ss to BOR report on partner's response to class/If full class discussion give a bit more time for each Ss to speak.

Presentation through the text (6-8 minutes) • To provide the students with reading task to focus on the general idea of the text (a conversation about attending a sports match) while being exposed to the target language.sports match.

T shares Jam board p1 showing a picture of two friends and a picture of a full football stadium. T intro: You will read a conversation between two friends, Anna and Robert. They are talking about going to a football match. T shows a ?? with the question "Does Robert want to go to the football match? Why or why not?" "You have 3 minutes to read the conversation to yourself and answer the questions" If BOR - Ss have 2 mins to discuss their answers with their partners and report in OCFB If small group - Ss discuss among themselves for 3 mins then T asks for answers and justification from text.

Clarification (11-12 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language - collocations of adjective +

First focus is on eliciting meaning using sentences from the conversation text and CCQs as a tool for guided discovery learning. T Screen shares Google slide focusing on four pair of words (full of, good at, bad at, afraid of) in sentences from the conversation text and CCQs T reads CCQs and demos first CCQ then shares link Ss in BORs (or among themselves with full class if small) collaborate to agree on answers (2mins) Ss report answers in OCFB providing justification. If correction or clarification is needed T first elicits from other Ss. Second focus is on Form T - elicits from Ss what parts of speech, what they notice about the pattern of each lexis. Highlights the adjective + preposition structure on the slide T - elicits from Ss what part of speech is before and after the target language. Final focus is on pronunciation T models lexis and drills Ss chorally and individually, focusing on potential issues stated on the TLAS. T- elicits from Ss stress and linking of the target language and the sentences and marks on the slide.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide controlled practice of the target language - adjective + preposition collocation to improve accuracy

T will give Ss several controlled practice exercises using Google forms. Matching adjective + preposition T shows from and reads instructions. Ss work individually, use chat box to check answers Ss report to class Cloze exercise filling in the correct prepositions 2 exercises. T explains and demonstrates first sentence with Ss. Asks ICQ Ss fill out individually then compare with partner in BORs OCFB Ss report answers. If conflicting answers elicit corrections from Ss.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with an opportunity to practice the target language in a functional and fluent manner

T tells Ss; Interview your partner using the following questions: What are you good at? What are you bad at? What are you afraid of? What do you wish your house was full of? Share link Partners - answer using the words we have been working with(5 min) OCFB Ss report on their partners' answers. T monitors for common errors while observing BORs and in OCFB T writes error on Zoom board, elicits corrections from Ss, supplies clarification if needed.

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