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have got
elementary level


Abc pictures of people and their favourite things
Abc cut up texts
Abc full page/reading + questions
Abc language focus

Main Aims

  • To provide practice of have got/ has got in the context of personal possessions

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist and scan reading practice using a text about favourite possessions


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

my favourite thing: bring an object and get sts to guess what it is + its story (why it's 'my favourite thing'

preparation for reading/prediction (10-12 minutes) • to provide opportunities for oral fluency/to predict the content of the text

- revise giving basic information about people using one of the pictures (name, age, job, hobbies) - students discuss their pic in pairs - regroup and share ideas

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

jigsaw reading: each pair/small group read their text and decide whether their predictions were correct

reading comprehension (5-6 minutes) • to practise scanning

students answer the questions as fast as possible WC f/b

Highlighting (2-3 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

sts highlight have got/has got in their texts

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

using two sentences from the text - I've got a computer + it's got a DVD player elicit the meaning + concept check, then practise the pronunciation (weak form, connected speech) + form (use box p. 18)

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

students do ex.1 p.18 and check in pairs

Semi-Controlled Practice (5-6 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Get students to remember the information in the texts and to tell a partner (less controlled than ex. 3 p.19)

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

preparation time: give students a minute to think about their favourite thing + help with difficult language students mingle and tell 2 other students about their favourite things quick WC f/b

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