Christopher Gatch Christopher Gatch

Intermediate B1 level


In this lesson, Ss will focus on articles and determiners in the context of shops and shoppers. Ss will be tested on knowledge they currently posses concerning articles and determiners. Ss will become familiar with the rules governing these TL elements. Ss will be tested for a second time for progress. Lastly, Ss will participate in activities to hone their skills leading into freer speaking.


Abc Conversation diagram
Abc Grammar HO
Abc Audio Recording

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification concerning articles and determiners in the context of shops and shoppers.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide opportunities for freer speaking(final activity) and detailed listening(Ex 2.9).


Test #1 Grammar: articles and determiners. (8-10 minutes) • To gauge Ss' prior knowledge of the target language articles and determiners.

Ss will receive the grammar HO and complete the first sentence as a WC exercise. Ss will complete the exercise alone. Ss will then unfold their papers to reveal the grammar rules of articles and determiners and repeat the exercise using PW.

Teach (10-13 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

Ss will revisit exercise 1 as a WC activity. During this time, the teacher will clarify any misconceptions. Also, Ss will determine, which rules apply to each circumstance.

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

Ss will correct grammar mistakes in exercise 2 on HO alone. Ss will check using PW. FB will take place through the recording listening exercise 2.9.

Semi-Controlled practice (10-10 minutes) • Ss will utilize their new knowledge under semi-controlled conditions.

Ss will observe a WC example of exercise 9A. Then Ss will use GW in order to complete the task in its different stages. Ss will view instruction on the WB.

Free practice - Speaking for fluency (7-7 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Ss will engage in conversation about their favorite places to shop in Turkey, what they like to buy and why they enjoy shopping there. Emphasis will be on articles and determiners. Ss will use GW to complete this activity.

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