Victor Victor

Lexis lesson
Pre-intermediate level


To introduce and practice -ed and -ing adjectives in the context of watching too much TV.


Abc Cambridge face2face student's book
Abc Apendix 1: TLAS
Abc HO1 Grammar Task 1

Main Aims

  • To introduce and to provide practice of -ed and -ing adjectives in the context of watching too much TV.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide writing practice using TL in the context of a TV show or movie.
  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about -ed and -ing adjectives in the context of watching too much. TV.


Lead-in (4-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

1. Show parts of three different popular TV shows and check if learners can regonize them. 2. Ask learners: - How much TV do you watch? - Would you be able to live without a TV?

Exposure (3-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Give some time for the learners to read the text "Kill your TV" and answer the following questions: 1. How much TV does a typical American family watch every day? 2. Who watches more TV in the UK, men or women? 3. How many ads do American children see on TV every year? 4. How many TV murders do they see before they’re 18? 5. What is the TV Turnoff Week?

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Learners look at the text once more and check what are the common elements among the highlighted words (the endings: -ed / -ing).

Clarification (7-9 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Check MFP using TLAS and slides/jamboard (see "Apendix 1: TLAS")

Controlled Practice (11-13 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

1. Learners will practice -ed and -ing endings for adjectives with an online game. After modeling the first sentence, they will access with the link shared in the chat box. 2. Before OCFB, learners will check the answers in BOR using "HO1 Grammar Task 1".

Free Practice (11-13 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

1. Learners will have 3 minutes to write about their favorite TV show or movie, using as many -er/-ing as they can. 2. Learnes will read the stories to peers in BOR, counting the amount of adjectives they used with those endings. Then they will share in OCFB.

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