Fernanda Palafox Fernanda Palafox

Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will learn Lexis in the context of achievements using verb-noun collocations, they will match the correct verb to a picture, followed by creating a narrative using "make" as verb-noun collocation, afterwards they will complete a conversation, Students will learn MFP about the seven words from the text, followed by a task where they will have to fill in the blanks, and finally they will ask questions to their peers using the same words.


Abc Lexis

Main Aims

  • To practice and revise verb-noun collocations by using words from the text with the context of unusual achievements.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide students with noun-verb collocations they can use everyday.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I will ask students to match the correct objects to the verbs they would appear with: 1. win - a competition. 2. cope with - university life. 3. show - great courage. 4. beat - your rivals. I will then ask students to create a narrative using a picture and some questions to help them create it: picture of a man studying Questions: What is he making an effort to do? (Make an effort = try) Is he making sense of the material? (making sense = understand something confusing) How much progress has he made? (make progress = achieve a degree of success) Students go into break out rooms and create a short story before discussing it in open class feedback.

Exposure (7-8 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

I will make a short conversation, where students have to fill in the blanks using the TL Conversation: 1.HELP! I have to talk to my boss to _____ an important issue i've been having. 2. Is this your boss that you have been ______ ____ for some time now? 3. Yes I am _________ ________ with him 4. you have ______ great courage 5. Thank you I have been trying to ____ a good example. Answers: 1. raise 2. coping with 3. making progress 4. shown 5. set

Highlighting (12-15 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Cover MFP of the TL Beat/ the other team: to defeat someone in a competition. Verb. One syllable. Cope with/ cope with financial problems: manage or deal with something difficult. Cope: Verb. One syllable. With: Having or including something/someone. Preposition. One syllable. Make/ make a fortune: to create something Verb. One syllable. Raise/ raise your standards/ raise an important issue/ raise money: to lift something to a higher position. To start to talking about a subject you want other people to consider. To collect money for a goal. Verb one syllable. Set/set a good example/ set a world record: behave in a good way you want others to copy. To reach a higher standard or level than has ever been reached. Verb. One syllable. Show/ show an interest in someone: to allow somebody to see something. Verb. One syllable. Win/ to win a prize : to get a prize in a game or a competition. Verb. One syllable.

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

I will give students a fill in the blank form to answer using the TL words. 1. They have managed to ____ ________ what was once thought impossible. 2. To help the world you can volunteer at an animal shelter or start a club with your friends or ____ _____ for the poor. 3. I finally ___ the world champion. 4. The team was losing in the first half, but by the end they managed to ___. 5. You never ____ ________ in my hobbies. 6. He worked so hard to ____ _______. 7. She is struggling to ____ ___ the heavy workload. Answers: 1. make possible 2. raise money 3. beat 4. win 5. show interest 6. set a record 7. cope with Students go into break out rooms and discuss their answers, check if they agree with each other, before open class feedback.

Free Practice (8-9 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

I will ask the students to use the TL words and ask their peers questions using this words: win, beat, raise, show, set, cope with, make. They will do this in break out rooms and then we will discuss in open class feedback.

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