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TP7 - Grammar - The worst inventions
Upper intermediate level


Abc Student Book - Speak out 2nd edition
Abc Lecture

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of articles 'the', 'a / an' in the context of the worst inventions

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about the worst inventions
  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of the worst inventions


Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • Lexis, Speaking

- Learners observe the slide with images in the context of the worst inventions - T will elicit the lexis related to the images - Learers will go into BR to discuss the questions - OCFB

Text work (6-8 minutes) • Reading, Lexis

- Learners will read a text for the gist for 2 minutes - T will ask the students to relate the main idea with the number of the table - OCFB

MFP (10-12 minutes) • Grammar, Lexis, Pronunciation

- T will show a individual slides that cover meaning , form and pronunciation In the slide the student will determine if the articles are ‘A/an’ or ‘The’ with a diagram that contains a CCQ: Do the speaker and listener know what they're talking about?. If the students answer [YES] or [NO] then they have to connect the examples in order to find out which article is the one to use. A/an - (indefinite article) - /ən/ /oʊld/ /ʃu/ The - (definite article) - /ði: eksɪt/

Controlled Practice (5-8 minutes) • Grammar, Reading, Lexis

- Learners will read extracts from the lecture and write the correspondent articles - Some paragraphs are blank -T will demo the task - Show answers and OCFB

Freer practice (7-8 minutes) • Speaking, lexis

- Students will discuss about the topic using the questions from the slide using BR - Students will use the TL during the discussion in BR - T will demo the task - Monitoring

Feedback (3-5 minutes) • Lexis, pronunciation

- From the monitoring stage, teacher will take notes from the possible mistakes students that may have - Cover DEC

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