Carlos Molina Carlos Molina

TP3 - Grammar
Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson, learners revise and contrast verbs in -ing and to through practice departing from a text about João Carlos Martins. The lesson begins by reminding students of the grammatical framework for verbs in -ing and to. Following, there is an intense practice focused on Form through marker sentences. One more stage profits from Concept Checking Questions to reinforce Task Language and, finally, Controlled Practice engages students in debating changes in the life of JCM and their own lives.


Main Aims

  • To revise and contrast verbs in -ing and to.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of verbs in -ing and to in the context of life stages and events in the life of an artist.


Lead-In (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Teacher does a presentation through the text of Joao Carlos Martins and his life. Laerners discuss the topic in zoom's BreakoutRooms.

Exposure (5-7 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through JCM's text.

1. Showing page 140 of the coursebook as a visual aid, learners are reminded of the grammatical structure of using verbs in -ing and to. These are their marker sentences. 2. Exercises 7 and 8 on page 37 are adapted to GoogleForms and learners are divided into BreakoutRooms to complete those. 3. Open Class FeedBack ensues.

Highlighting (10-12 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Teacher shares GoogleSlides presentation to every learner's screen via zoom and covers Meaning by prompting students with Concept Checking Questions, also Form and Pronunciation are covered pointing at a slide illustrating grammatical framework and lexical use in context. CCQs = What did JCM do as a child? He learned to play the piano. What happened in his twenties? He had to stop playing the piano. What did he do in 1974? He was giving his concert at Carnegie Hall.

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

Learners are shown a visual aid to exercise 9a GoogleSlides. Students solve it individually afterwards, resorting to a GoogleForms weblink provided by the teacher. Learners check their answers in pairs. Open Class FeedBack ensues.

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

Students read and discuss exercise 9b, this time applying the questions in 9a to themselves. After 5 minutes of talking to one another, the Teacher requests learners to answer one of the questions to every pair working ensemble. Students must employ verbs in -ing and to in their responses. Delayed Error Correction and wrap-up.

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