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Copy of Causatives
Upper-Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will be exposed to causative verbs while discussing whether hunting of animals should be allowed or not, with the target grammar being elicited and explained before a group discussion and role-playing activity in the next lesson.


Abc Whiteboard

Main Aims

  • To expose students to causative verbs and give them opportunity to practice them in a variety of ways.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide students with an opportunity to discuss a controversial topic and reinforce functional language for agreement/disagreement/turn-taking, etc.


Warmer/Lead-in (6-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

S's are asked to discuss the following question with their partners: Should people be allowed to hunt animals? This question ties into a lesson earlier this week.

Exposure (9-11 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Teacher asks for some of the students ideas from the lead-in and writes appropriate ones on the whiteboard. If necessary, he will alter some to make sure they include causative verbs. He will ask students some questions to gauge their understanding of the grammar. Then, he will show them some similar statement pairs - one set giving advice, the other with a causative - on PowerPoint and ask S's to compare both sets of statements. Finally, teacher will highlight the target grammar.

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

Using PowerPoint, T will highlight each of the target verb constructions, usage rules, and example sentences. As there are discussion questions included throughout the prepared PPT, S's will have chances to discuss with their partners at various points.

Controlled Practice (5-7 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

S's will play a Kahoot quiz for controlled practice and assessment.

Semi-Controlled Practice (9-11 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

S's will work with their partners to complete sentences using the causative verbs to answer questions based on the lesson theme. T will spot check throughout the activity. The T will ask some pairs to share some of their answers.

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