Stuart P. Horsey Jr. Stuart P. Horsey Jr.

B1 / Pre-Intermediate level


This lexis-based lesson will be about the verb "Get", including several tenses and expressions involving it. As this is a common verb that has a variety of meanings in different contexts, this will be a beneficial lesson for pre-intermediate students. First I will challenge them to teach me as much as they can about the word, then illustrate it more thoroughly with respect to what they've presented to me. Afterwards, I will follow with a more challenging exercise to see if they've connected more well with the uses of "get", before finally offering more clarity again, and then some generalized English corrections.


Main Aims

  • To provide practice of diverse uses of the verb "Get".
  • To nurture the student's appreciation for the variety of uses of the verb 'get' in preparation for other more complex verbs.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To introduce phrasal verbs as a concept and get students to practice using at least one of these successfully.
  • To give several basic/commonly used conjugations of 'get' e.g. 'got' and 'getting'


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

I will propose a simple question "How do you define 'get'?" and encourage them to brainstorm, expressing freely all that they associate with this word. This will maximize context to set up a full lesson, as these will be open-ended answers. I will encourage them to use the Zoom chatbox for brainstorming.

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

I'm going to use Google Slides here to do a mixed lecture / call & respond type light 'test', while also going with the TP points and the TTT template which I was advised that I could use. This will help the students to engage and absorb information in a relaxed manner before more challenging portions of this class. This will cover some MPF content.

Teach (9-9 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

I will continue with a mixed lecture / call and respond approach while asking more questions and giving students more opportunity to voice concerns and ask questions, sequencing between more rigid testing parts of the class.

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

I will use a Google Forms multiple choice/matching exercise to test their understanding of several 'get' uses. They will have 5 minutes for these questions individually and then 3 minutes to check answers and have OCFB.

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

I will challenge them to create a short story that they'll have 7 minutes to make together, in breakout room(s) and then 5 minutes to present and hear my feedback specifically on this task. Several minutes will be allocated in the final portion dedicated to the DEC.

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