Maria Eugenia Garcia Maria Eugenia Garcia

Upper Intermediate level


To enable Students to understand and use verb structures related to present and past habits, including "be used to" and "Get used to" in the context of a text about an experience abroad.


Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of the verb structures "be used to" and "get used to" in the context of experiences abroad

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of experiences abroad


Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Ss discuss in groups the following: "Imagine you are going to live in Japan. Do you think it would be easy for you to adapt to the japanese traditions? Why? Give examples". Ss are sent to Breakout rooms - (2 min) OCFB: 3 Ss are nominated to share their thoughts - (2 min)

Exposure (3-4 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text

Ss Read the text and answer the question: What does the writer think are the hardest things to deal with in Mongolia? Ss work individually (2 min) + Peer Check Breakout rooms (1min) OCFB: Check answers all together

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Ask Ss to focus on the sentences in bold and answer: 1. What do they all have in common? E.g: all have the expression "used to". 2. What are the differences? E.g: I am used to vs. I get used to

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Meaning: Ask Ss 2 CCQs to identify the meaning of "be used to" and "get used to" Form: Ask Ss 2 CCQs to identify the different components in the structure "be used to" and "get used to". Pronunciation: - Sentence stress: T Read aloud and ask Ss where is the sentence stress. - Ss drill.

Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Ss practice the use of "be used to and "get used to" with a fill in the gaps exercice. Instructions: Fill in the gaps with the correct positive or negative form of be used to or get used to. Show one example: do Sentence #1 together with the Ss. 1. Greeting a person by bowing is one of the Japanese customs I am not used to yet. 2. I find it hard to get used to eating rice for every meal. 3. Japanese written language is so complicated, I don’t think I’ll ever get used to it. 4. I am used to sitting on the floor to eat, that’s the only habit that was familiar to me before coming to Japan. 5. I am not used to crowded places, that’s why I find it hard to get on a train in Japan, they are always packed! Check ICQ SS work individually (3 min) + Peer Check Breakout rooms (1 min) OCFB (2 min)

Free Practice (6-8 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Ss personalise the use of the target language: "be used to" and "get used to" Ss will be asked to imagine they live in Japan and will write one habits they are used to and one habit they did not get used to. After writing Ss will share their answers in groups. Give Instructions: Imagine you live in Japan. Think about one habit you are already used to and one habit that you find hard to get used to. Write them down first and then exchange answers with your peers. ICQ Ss work individually (2 min) Ss discuss in Breakout rooms (2 min) T Monitors Breakout rooms and take notes of wrong sentences to identify mistakes and correct in DEC. OCFB: Ss share the ideas discussed -1 S from each Breakout room is nominated to share answers. ( 2 min) DEC - Delayed Error Correction (2 min)

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