Mei Na Mei Na

TP 1
Elementary level



Main Aims

  • To provide review and practice of leisure lexis in the context of lifestyle

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a asking and answering question in the context of lifestyle


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

Ss will be asked "What do you like to do during your free time?" and "What is your hobby?" to continue the previous reading lesson about good ways to meet new people in a new city. Ss brainstorm. T elicits the answers from Ss by giving examples of themselves, "I like to go skiing" by using gestures. T also can elicit the answers by highlighting the vocabulary from the previous reading text.

Exposure (5-8 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

T pre-teach the vocabulary by highlighting some words from the text. Then share the task link with Ss and ask them to work in pairs or group (depends on the numbers of Ss) to match the vocabulary with the picture. Monitor while Ss are working in the breakout rooms, provide help to lower ability learners who are struggling or mix up the higher and lower ability Ss so they could help and learn from each other.

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

Ask Ss what is a noun and a verb by providing some examples. Ss brainstorms and T elicits the answer by using visual such as pictures and gestures. T writes the form on the slides or board for the visual learners. T increases the STT by asking questions and grading language to lower ability learners.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Show exercise 2A on screen and ask Ss to complete the 1-8 phrases with words given individually, e.g. "verb + noun". Ss then take turns to match the correct verbs with the nouns and reading out the sentences. T check their understanding by CCQs, "Can you listen to a coffee?" and Ss will answer "No" if they understand the concept. Revisit the TL if Ss answer "Yes". T can drill their pronunciation by asking them to repeat the words or sentences.

Semi-Controlled Practice (5-7 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

T can expand the task by giving more examples of nouns and ask Ss to match it with the correct verbs. T encourages Ss to give more examples of nouns from their prior knowledge which can be matched with the verb to check their understanding.

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

Ss will be working in pairs to practice the TL in the breakout rooms. S A will start with a noun and S B will have to brainstorm a verb to match with the noun. Then switch roles and practice freely by using their own words. T monitors with distances and only provide help and feedback when necessary.

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