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TP 1
Elementary level


In this lesson, students will learn about the positive and negative usage of the verb "be" through guided discovery of the two conversations they are going to listen and follow through the text they are given. Then, with a controlled exercise they will have a better understanding of the difference between the positive and the negative forms of the verb. Finally, with a free practice students will also get to practice their speaking skills in pair-work based on the exercise done throughout the lesson.


Abc Multiple-choice exercise
Abc Gap-fill handout
Abc Rewrite Exercise
Abc Speaking Exercise Reference
Abc Extra Speaking Activity

Main Aims

  • To introduce and practice positive and negative forms of the "be" verb

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide controlled speaking practice of the target language


Lead in (4-5 minutes) • Remind students of the context of the listening they did in the previous lesson

I will have power-point slides of photos of 2 cars and ask students about its color, model etc. as well as make them try to read their license plates to make the connection with the previous lesson. Then, tell them that we are going to listen to the same conversations again but this time for different a reason which is to concentrate on the grammar aspects.

Do Ex 1 (6-7 minutes) • To introduce usage of the verb "be" through listening

Students will be asked to listen to the conversations and circle the correct form of the verb. After checking their answers with their partners, they will listen to the conversation once more and on board feedback will be done with the projected script of the conversations.

Grammar box (5-6 minutes) • To provide students with the structured usage of the verb "be"

Teacher will write couple of sentences with both the correct and incorrect usage of the verb, explaining the reasons why as well as highlighting the positive and the negative usages and contractions.

Do Ex 2 (4-5 minutes) • Follow up the explained usage of the verb "be"

Students will be instructed to do the Ex.2, check their answers in pairs, then elicit the answers with whole class.

Do Ex 4 (5-6 minutes) • To provide knowledge on positive and negative usage

Students will be asked to come on board and rewrite the sentences as the indication of the symbol suggests.

Speaking Ex5 (8-9 minutes) • to make students practice what they have learned

Various questions from the exercise 5 will be written on different pieces of paper and hanged around the classroom before the class starts. During the exercise, students will be asked to pair up and walk around the classroom, stop in front of the questions and ask/answer those questions. If there is enough time left with the lesson, students will be asked to pair up with a different person and do the exercise again. During the monitoring, errors will be written down on board by the teacher and corrections will be made after the exercise is finished.

Speaking Activity B (6-7 minutes) • Practice speaking skills

As the exercise suggests students will be asked to pair-up again, read the conversations of the exercise 1 to each other, then try to duplicate the conversation without looking at the text. Two students may do the demonstration as part of the instruction (point of the S-WB tag)

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