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How was your weekend?
A1 level


Abc Cut-outs
Abc Gap fill handout
Abc Gap fill handout for listening

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of Phrases in the context of weekend activities

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide process and product writing practice of a paragraph in the context of a perfect or a terrible weekend.


Warmer/Lead-in (4-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

-Tell ss about your favorite day of the week. -Ask ss ' What's your favorite day of the week? Why? -Ask 'What do you do you do on that day ?' -Tell yours as an example.'I like Saturdays because I can stay in bed all morning' -Get ss to speak with a partner. Ask for theirs partners' favorite days to each ss.

Test #1 (8-10 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

-Place the words on the board: go,watch, play, stay,have. Place the other cut-outs on one side of the board. - Get students to form phrases by matching verbs with the other words. Tell ss that they are activities. Go: shopping ,to the gym, for a walk, to bed, to church/mosque, to a restaurant, to the beach. Watch: TV series, football match, a DVD. Play: computer game, golf, piano. Have: breakfast, dinner,lunch, a drink,a good time. Stay: at home, in bad , with some friends. - Give some time to discuss in pairs and ask them to stand up and do the matching.

Teach (12-14 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

-See what they know& they don't know. -Try to elicit the correct matching by pointing out the errors. Teach what you cannot elicit. -Ask CCQs for the phrases you teach. -Drill all of the expressions. (chorally and individually)

Test #2 (8-10 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

-Get them to fill in the blanks with the correct forms of the verbs in the box. Point the expressions of time. (all of them will be in the past form ) - Do the first exercise as the example. - Give ss the gap- fill hand out. Tell them to fold the paper. -They do it alone and check with the partner. Match stronger ss to the weak ones. - Tell them to unfold the hand-out to see the correct answers.

Listening (4-5 minutes) • To provide ss a short listening part to get them to hear some of the words they learnt.

- Elicit past forms of 'lose' and 'win'. Pre- teach if ss don't know. - Show ss the listening hand-out. - Tell them: ' You are going to hear different conversations and circle the correct activity you heard'. - Demonstrate the first as an example. - Play the audio script, get ss to check with partner. - Play again if necessary. - WC F/B

Free practice/Writing (13-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

- Elicit/ teach the words 'perfect & terrible.' - Tell them to remember a perfect or a terrible weekend and get them to write about it. - Write questions on the board. Where did you go ? Who did you go with? What did you do? Why was it perfect/ terrible? - Give enough time to write.Monitor and take down errors. - Ask them to read it to a partner. (Change partners) - Do delayed feedback. -

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