Amy Hanridge Amy Hanridge

TP4 LP_Amy Hanridge
Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will be introduced to and will practice grammar of target language “as” and “like” and “such as” in the context of talking about movies. This is a grammar practice lesson. The format of this lesson is presentation, practice, production.


Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of “as” and “like” and “such as” in the context of talking about movies.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation about movies.


Warmer/Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I will ask my Ss: "How do you decide what movie to watch when you want to see a movie? How do you go about deciding? What do you do?" (For example, do they ask a friend for a recommendation? Do they read a movie review? Do they try to see a movie that is similar to one they already saw and enjoyed?) In pairs. BREAKOUT ROOMS

Exposure (3-4 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Ask Ss to LISTEN **to only 1 or 2 minutes*** and tell me the main idea or context of the audio. I will ask my Ss to LISTEN to the audio of a conversation between friends. What are they talking about? (a movie they saw) Did they enjoy themselves? (no) Why or why not?

Highlighting (5-6 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

I will ask Ss to identify the target language. Share the Google Form link in the chat. Ask Ss to listen again while viewing the written transcript of the conversation on the Google Form. List the LINE NUMBERS that include the target language of "as" and/or "like" and/or "such as." THE FIRST ONE HAS BEEN DONE FOR YOU. "Just do as many as you can. Do not worry if you can't get them all." I will ask them to work individually and then compare answers in pairs VIA PRIVATE MESSAGES. Then, we will all share with OCFB and I'll underline on a google slide as they share with me what they found. I will nominate Ss

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

MEANING I will ask Ss to complete the Google Form with the short answers to 5 questions about the meaning of "as," "like," and "such as." This is student centered because Ss are determining the meanings individually. They will submit the form. 2-3 minutes. With OCFB, then, I will examine the answers of the class, as a whole, and go over meanings and if any were answered incorrectly, I will go over that in OCFB. FORM What is the structure of the grammar point you are using. I will ask my Ss to identity the different components in the structure. I will show Google Slides. 1. We use “ __?__ + clause” to say that things happen in a similar way: Peter Harris was great ______ he always is. [“like” plus a clause. *** We can also use “WHAT ELSE plus a clause” to say that things happen in a similar way: “Peter Harris was great ___ he usually is.” (“as” plus a clause)] 2. We use “ __?__ + noun or pronoun” to say that something is similar to something else: It really was more _______ a bad dream [“like” plus a noun or pronoun] 3. We use “ __?__ + noun” to say that somebody has a particular job: I quite like James Pearson ______ a critic. [“as” plus a noun] 4. We use “ __?__” or “ __?__” to introduce examples: Critics ___ James Pearson loved it. Even though it has actors in it ____ Peter Harris and Maddy Benson? [We use “such as” or “like” to introduce examples. “such as James Pearson” -- “like Peter Harris…” (IS IT ACCEPTABLE TO USE EITHER HERE? Yes. “Like” can be used to COMPARE and “such as” can mean something or someone is INCLUDED, though both can be correct)] 5. We use “ __?__ + a noun” to say what something is used for: And they just had these boxes on the stage which were used ___ train compartments. [We use “as” plus a noun ---- “as train compartments”] This procedure is student centered; students are involved in identifying components in the form/structure of the target language of "as" and "like" and "such as." PRONUNCIATION at sentence level Focus on elements like a. sentence stress I will read a sentence out loud and will ask Ss to identify which words I am stressing. This helps students identify sentence stress. 1. Critics such as James Pearson loved it. Did I place stress on "such as"? (no) I will ask Ss to drill (repeat, only "SUCHuz") and once they identify where stresses are we can ask them to repeat after us. ("SUCHuz" can almost be combined together, like a contraction) 2. Their living room had pillows on the floor used as chairs. Did I place stress on "as"? (no) I will ask Ss to drill (repeat, only "USEDuz" and "USEDuz chairs" with "USEDuz" combined together, like a contraction).

Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Google Form testing it quickly I will say, "Now, it's time to practice this a little bit, QUICKLY." Procedure: 6 sentences, fill in the gap, complete the sentences using only "as" or "like" or "such as" Ss are shown a DEMONSTRATION Tell Ss- THE FIRST ONE HAS BEEN DONE FOR YOU DO NOT SUBMIT THE FORM, 2 or 3 minutes INDIVIDUALLY CCQs- "Is this an individual task?" (yes) "How much time do you have?" (2 or 3 minutes) Ss are given the link. "Do not submit the form." After the 3 minutes, or when all Ss have completed the form, I will ask Ss to compare answers (VIA PRIVATE MESSAGES) . Then, I will provide feedback in OCFB. INTERACTION is Individual followed by Pairwork 6 to 8 minutes (only 6 sentences)

Free Practice (9-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

(conversation oriented activities with a communicative purpose) I will ask Ss to discuss the following— (Conversation includes the target language) 1. Choose a movie or your partner has NOT seen. Tell your partner about the movie using “as” and “like” and “such as.” Ask follow-up questions with “as” and “like” and “such as,” too. MONITOR the pairs in BREAKOUT ROOMS and then be sure to PROVIDE DEC (Delayed Error Correction) Notice GOOD USE OF THE TARGET LANGUAGE and potential mistakes and write those on the FINAL GOOGLE SLIDE or in the chat box and they will need to correct those sentences that are wrong

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