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Vocabulary - Guided Discovery
Upper-intermediate level


In this lesson, ss will learn new vocabularies (take, put) and how to make phrasal verbs using them. They will understand the meaning of a phrasal verb and learn how to use them in a conversation or in a text. They will practice these phrasal verbs in order to have a full understanding of the target language.


Abc Text in a conversation
Abc Gap-fill + audio

Main Aims

  • To teach phrasal verbs of 'take' and 'put' by involving the students in the target language and eliciting it. I will make sure students understand what is the meaning of these phrasal verbs and how to use them.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and allow students to have further practice of the target language.


Warmer/Lead-in (5-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T greets the ss T shows ss some pictures and ask them to guess what they mean Ss start giving their ideas T starts writing the verbs 'take' and 'put' with their pictures

Exposure (5-6 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

T exposes ss to the target language by using a conversation text T starts with CCQs on the target language Ss try to discover the meaning of the phrasal verbs mentioned in context

Rule (4-5 minutes) • Making the rule explicit and highlighting the target language

T highlights the target language T explains the meaning of a phrasal verb T gives ICQs to check their understanding of the target language

Analysis (6-7 minutes) • To analyze the target language by providing options.

Ss analyze the target language to have a better understanding of the concept T presents to the ss a task about the target language T show a sample on how to use the app before taking them to breakout rooms, where they will do this task. when ss come back to the main room, they discuss their answers then, teacher provides a feedback

Controlled Practice (10-11 minutes) • Use the target language

T provides ss with handouts and ask ss to do it alone in the handouts, there are 8 sentences and 8 words in a box. Students are going to use the target language by filling the gaps with the correct word. then, they will listen to an audio to check their answers together. Ss discuss their answers and T gives feedback

Freer Practice (5-6 minutes) • Use the target language

Ss produce language using the target content freely. Ss have a debate about what they have learned throughout the lesson. Ss strengthen their knowledge in this stage.

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