Hakmatullah Sherzad Hakmatullah Sherzad

TP-4 - Collocation plan
Pre-intermediate level


In this lesson, students learn about collocations discussion on preferences between modern and traditional. The students will start with a lead-in that will set context followed by reading gist task that will use the TL. Students will then learn the meaning, form, and pronunciation of TL which will be followed by a controlled practice to test knowledge. The class will end with a free practice where OCFB and DEC will take place.


Main Aims

  • To practice and revise collocations about modern and traditional

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency
  • To provide accuracy when using the collocations


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

Prior to sharing the lead-in, T. will build rapport with Ss (1m min) T. will share with Ss the aim of the lesson. (1 min) T. will share on Zoom a Google Slide and ask students to speak in breakout rooms regarding the question. The question is: What do you prefer between modern and traditional things?. (2 min PW)

Exposure (2-3 minutes) • This will allow students to identify the TL through gist reading

T. will ask Ss. to read a passage that contains the TL for gist and answer a question regarding it on Google Form. This will be done individually. (2 min IW) T. will ask Ss. to write their answers in the Zoom chat box. (1min) T. Will ask Ss. to share their answers and justify them through OCFB.

Clarification (10-12 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

T. shares a link to Google Slides on Zoom chat where Ss. will see four sentences with the TL in bold. There will be four meanings on the side. Ss. will be told to match the words with the appropriate meaning on their own slides. (2 min IW) Students will be asked to go over their work with classmates. This will promote STT. (2 PW) Ss. will be then asked to think of what is the correct form for the words in the previous exercise. Ss. will be asked to think about it for a minute and then in OCFB to think of which form goes with which word. (2 min IW) T. will share on Google slide words from the TL and ask students to identify, after T. models for them, where the stress is. If students have issues with pronunciation, choral and individual drilling will be done (2 min).

Controlled Practice (5-8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

T. shares Google Slide link on Zoom chat and assigns individual slides for the Ss. T. asks the Ss. to fill in the blanks with the appropriate word. (4 min IW) In pairs, Ss. will discuss and check their answers in breakout rooms. (2 min PW) T. will discuss with Ss. the answers in OCFB. (3 min )

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

T. will put Ss.in breakout rooms on Zoom and ask them to speak amongst themselves. They will have to speak about what they like or dislike about modern life using the TL. (4 min PW) T. will monitor students in breakout rooms. T. will ask Ss. to share with the class in OCFB a sentence their classmates shared with them. (3 min) T. will engage the class in DEC through Google Slides. ( 3 min)

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