Amy Amy

TP8 LP_Amy Dillon
Upper-intermediate level


In this lesson, Ss learn about the uses of 'verb-ing' through guided discovery based on a reading text about codes of conduct. This is followed by a controlled practice through a gap-fill exercise and freer practice via a final speaking activity in which Ss aim to use the TL.


Abc CELTA textbook

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of uses of verb+ing in the context of codes of conduct

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about human behavior by culture related to social situations in the context of public transport
  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of public transport


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

Ss will be shown a picture of some people sitting on the train. In pairs in BOR's Ss will talk about how people behave on public transportation in their society/culture. T will conduct OCF with Ss about what they discussed in groups.

Exposure (5-7 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Present the TL through a text from textbook. Have Ss read for gist and ask them the question, 'How do English people behave in public/social situations?' Ss will read alone and then check answers briefly with a partner. T will conduct OCF with Ss

Highlighting (3-5 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

T will share Google Sites with Ss where they will see the text highlighted with the TL. They will then answer 2 sets of questions regarding the highlighted language. Ss will work together in pairs. T will do OCF to check answers.

Clarification (6-8 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

T will elicit MFPA from Ss of the TL 'verb+ing' using CCQ's as well as drill pronunciation (chorally and individually, if necessary) to make sure Ss know how to say the structures.

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

Ss will be given a controlled practice exercise on their Google Sites form. Ss will do this activity in pairs. T will conduct OCF with Ss over answers

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

Ss will see a list of sentences to complete about themselves at the bottom of Google Sites. Ss will complete these sentences first individually and then in pairs, Ss will discuss their answers with a partner. While Ss are speaking, T will monitor and take note of errors. T will do OCF with Ss. T will conduct DEC

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