Mustafa Elshamy Mustafa Elshamy

Questions about Meaning, Spelling, Cost and Time.
English A level


The students will learn how to ask questions about meaning, spelling, cost, and time in this lesson. They will also learn how to give an affirmative or a negative answer.


Abc Grammar in Context 1 Unit 2
Abc Handout

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of asking about meaning, spelling, cost and time, in the context of visiting new places.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy and fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of visiting new places.


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

In pairs, ask and answer yes/no questions. Use the words given, then ask an affirmative or negative follow-up Wh-question ( About you, Context Units 1 and 2, p.51). I will provide brief feedback on accuracy after they finish.

Test #1 (5 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

1. Fill in the blanks to complete the conversation ( Exercise 18, p.51). 2. Compare answers with a partner.

Teach (15 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

1. I will teach and demonstrate. 2. After sharing the answers with me, the students will check their answers and fix the mistakes. 3. The students will re-read their answers individually after learning how to make questions for meaning, spelling, cost, and time.

Test #2 (5-7 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

1. Complete the conversation between two students (Exercise 19, p.52 unit 2). 2. After they finish answering, we will review the answers together. 3. I will give feedback on accuracy.

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

1. I will provide the students with the following prompts. a. You don't understand the meaning of a word. b. You can't spell a long word. c.You want to ask about the price of something (T-shirt). d. You want to ask about the time or the time of the class. 2. The students will use the above prompts to ask and answer questions about meaning, spelling, cost, and time. 3. I will provide feedback on both accuracy and fluency after they finish.

Homework (10-15 minutes) • To provide extra practice of the target language.

1. Read the first page of unit 46. 2. Do the exercises on the last page.

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