Sofia Hirvonen Sofia Hirvonen

TP 4
Elementary level


In this lesson the Ss will learn to use frequency adverbs and practice speaking and writing skills in the context of television and films.


Abc Global (Elementary), Unit 7, pg. 82
Abc Handouts given by the T

Main Aims

  • To practice adverbs of frequency in the context of television and films

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practice writing skills by preparing questions
  • To practice speaking by discussing of television and films


Activity: Matching Sentences (10 minutes) • Activate the Ss knowledge on TL through an activity and to "measure" how well they know the TL

The Ss will do a matching activity 1 from the coursebook, in which they will match 5 different sentences about adverbs of frequency (always, often, sometimes, not often and never) with the correct sentences. The correct answers will be checked as a WC.

Grammar: Model sentences (Meaning) (5 minutes) • To reinforce the previously learnt and also introduce possibly new adverbs

The T will write 3 model sentences on the board: 1) They are (always) late. 2) I don't (not often) watch the news. 3) I (never) watch comedy programmes. The adverbs T will elicit from the Ss. T introduces the grammatical rules: subject + adverb + verb (usual order) subject + verb + adverb (with be)

Activity: Adverbs of frequency on a scale (Form) (7 minutes) • To reinforce the Ss understanding on adverbs by putting them on a "scale" for clarification

The T will divide the Ss in to 2 or 3 groups (depends on the amount of Ss present) and give them adverbs on paperslips. In a group the Ss will discuss and decide where the adverbs go on a "scale". The Ss will go to WB and put them in a correct order in their opinion and the correct order will be checked as a WC.

Activity: Gap-fill (8 minutes) • The reinforce the previously learn through practice

The Ss will do a gap-fill individually. The sentences are: 1) I (always) watch the news. 2) I (never) watch sports. 3) I (often) watch documentaries. 4) I (sometimes) watch horror films. 5) I don't (often) watch TV. T will give the answers to the Ss as a handout.

Writing: Preparing context related questions (5 minutes) • The practice writing sentences by using adverbs of frequency

The Ss will each write 3 questions related to television and film habits by using TL (for example: Do you often watch documentaries?)

Speaking: Asking the prepared questions from other Ss (5 minutes) • To practice the Ss speaking skills in TL

The Ss will go around the classroom and ask each other questions, which they prepared in the previous stage.

Feedback: Error correction (5 minutes) • To correct possible errors in TL

The T will do error correction on the WB with incorrect sentences that the Ss have made during the lesson. If they haven't made any the T has ready-made (assumed errors) that the WC will try to correct together. Ready-made sentences: 1) I don't never watch the news. 2) I don't not often watch the documentaries. 3) I sometimes go to school.

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