Jamshed Iqbal Jamshed Iqbal

The verb "To be" Lesson
Elememtary level


In this lesson ,students will learn about their daily conversation about job,hometown etc.They will listen a conference conversation about knowing their colleagues.


Abc Pictures,Gap-fill handout,Audio CD Track R1.13

Main Aims

  • To introduce and give practice in the verb "To be" ,positive,questions & negatives

Subsidiary Aims

  • Listening,speaking,review jobs vocabulary


Warmer (5-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T will elicit Ss ,how are you ? Where are you now? ect.Then the teacher will show them the picture where some business-people are on a coffee break at the conference.He will get them to pairwork for brainstorming

Pre-Listening (5-9 minutes) • To prepare students for the handout and make it accessible

Tell them they are going to listen a conversation.Ss get to look back at the conversation and find the forms of "be" with their partners.While they are doing this,T write the 3 dialogues on the wb. T get different students to come up and underline the forms(use different colours. It is a whole class feedback

Reading (5-8 minutes) • To give the Ss fill in the gaps with 'm ,aren't and isn't.

T get Ss to do exercise 9b/c and ask them to do it it.T make an answer key for the students to their own answersThe students who finish early,They practice dialogues in pairs.

Gist Speaking Practice (4-8 minutes) • T provide students with more challenging speaking gist

T gives them exercise 11 a/b.They He asks them to get on their own to make the sentences true for themselves.The Teacher will monitor the class and help them where necessary.Then get students to compare their answers -making yes/no questions from the sentences to find out if their answers are the same.In feedback,T get Ss to tell you some of the similarities & differences - e.g. We aren't from Paris. I'm a doctor,but Ali isn"t.

Detailed Speaking (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed speaking

T sets up "Get ready.....Get it right" activity no.12 page 9 as pairswork.T reminds the students of the conference context and that they are in a hotel.T elicit the yes/no question and answer forms hotel room Nos.Ss work together to check the details of the guest list.T monitors the class and help them where necessary.He takes feedback while checking some of the answers

Web site designed by: Nikue