Elizabeth Cruz Rojas Elizabeth Cruz Rojas

Elizabeth Cruz_TP8_LP8
Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson, students learn about the questions without auxiliaries through guided discovery based on a quiz. The lesson starts with some quiz questions where students will try to answer the general culture questions from memory. This is followed by an activity where the students in the breakout rooms will work in pairs supporting each other to decipher some questions regarding those of the quiz, then it will be provided with MFPA, in a collaborative way. Finally, there is some controlled practice through sentence reformulation using the simple past and free practice role-play speaking activity where students will test how much they know about general culture.


Main Aims

  • To introduce and practice questions without auxiliaries.

Subsidiary Aims

  • - To promote interest in the culture of reading to increase knowledge of general culture.
  • - Developing speaking skill fluency.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students with the topic of practicing questions without auxiliaries.

Teacher show a some quiz questions and ask students see how many can answer from memory. *Quiz questions: 1. Who painted The Mona Lisa? 2. Who invented the dishwasher, a man or a woman? 3. Which singer made reggae popular all over the world? *Answer key: Leonardo da Vinci, a woman (Josephine Cochrane), Bob Marley

Text-work (6-7 minutes) • To expose learners to the target language.

Teacher shows a quiz and gives students some questions to answer based on the quiz questions in pairs in breakout rooms, before OCFB. QUIZ 1.Who painted The Mona Lisa? 2. Where did the 2008 Olympics take place? 3. Which singer made reggae popular all over the world? 4. Who invented the cell phone? 5.What is Ivanka Trump´s husband called? QUESTIONS a. How is question 1 different from question 2? b. What is the subject of the verb in question 1? c. What is the subject of the verb in question 2? d. Which other questions in the quiz are similar grammatically to question 1? *Answer key: a. doesn´t have an auxiliary verb in it, but questions 2 does have one “did”. b. “who” is the subject. c. The Olympics. d. 3 and 4.

Language Clarification (11-12 minutes) • To clarify Meaning, Form, Pronunciation and Appropriacy of the target language that will allow the students to ask questions without auxiliaries.

-Meaning: Subject questions (questions without auxiliaries) are formed only with the interrogative words who, what, which and how many. -Form: Teacher gives some quiz questions, students identify the subject, verb and complement, in pairs in the breakout rooms, then OCFB to check the form of the questions has been correctly identified. Note: Teacher models an example, asks a student to ask the questions in bold and teacher answers *Model: Who painted The Mona Lisa? -What is the subject in this question? Subject: Who -What is the verb? Verb: painted -What is the complement: The Mona Lisa QUIZ 1.How many students entered to the meeting? 2. Which singer made reggae popular all over the world? 3. Who invented the cell phone? -Pronunciation: Teacher models the pronunciation and the students repeat. 1. Who? /hu?/ painted The Mona Lisa? 2. Which? /wɪʧ?/ singer made reggae popular all over the world? 3. How many? /haʊ ˈmɛni?/ students entered to the meeting? 4. what /wʌt?/ happened? -Appropriacy: Teacher asks students: “Do you consider questions without auxiliaries formal, informal or neutral?” *Answer key: They are neutral, this grammar rule can be used in a formal or informal context.

Controlled Practice (7-8 minutes) • To give the students the opportunity to use the target language.

-Procedure: Teacher gives the students some questions to complete with the verb in brackets in the past simple. An example is provided to clarify what they will do individually, then via private messages they check responses with their peers, before OCFB. e.g. Who lost the battle of Waterloo in 1815? (lose) 2 Which Spanish actress ___ an Oscar in 2006? (win) 3 Who ____the film Avatar? (direct) 4 Which Formula I driver ___ in 2007, but returned to racing in 2010? (retire) 5 Which Roman Emperor______ 'I came I saw I conquered'? (say) 6 Who______ the world record for the 100 and 200 metres race at the Beijing Olympics? (break) 7 Which painter ______off part of his ear? (cut) 8 Who________ penicillin? (discover)

Freer Practice (13-14 minutes) • To expose the learners to a communicative task using the target language fluently.

Using the exercise from the previous activity, the students will ask the questions between pairs, checking how much they know about general culture, in case they do not know the answer, they can search for it using the internet, then OCFB and DEC. *Answer key: 1c, 2 a, 3b, 4b, 5c, 6 a, 7b, 8 a

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