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TP-8 Grammar
Elementary level


In this lesson, students will learn the different uses of like in questions to get information regarding appearance, character and activities people enjoy doing. This target language will be carried out following the text-based framework


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Main Aims

  • To provide practice of Questions with like in the context of Appearance, character and activities people enjoy doing

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of Use of like in different questions forms in the context of Ask for a person's information


Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • Have learners talk about 1 or 2 questions related to the topic of the lesson. (use of breakout rooms)

The teacher begins the lesson by showing students a google slide presentation in which they will see in the first one a picture of a couple who are blindfolded. Then the teacher asks the following questions: What can you see in this picture? Do they know each other? He nominates some students to answer these then he shows the next slide. In the second slide, learners will see a picture of a person holding a paper with a question symbol in it, this is hiding the person's face. Next, the teacher introduces this situation: Imagine you made an online friend You are going to meet him/her for the first time Then, students will see a box with has some words inside and a question above: Which is the most important for you? Preferences Character Occupation Same interests Appearance Students need to choose the most important one for them then they need to discuss these with their peers in breakout rooms. (They have to support their answers) This activity will be done for around 2 minutes while the teacher monitors. Back to the main session, the teacher provides some feedback on this.

Text work (5-10 minutes) • Gist task that exposes learners to the TL / Intensive task to have learners identify examples of asking questions with like

For the next stage, the teacher will lead students to a google form. They will see a multiple-choice activity in there. There are three questions What's she like? What does she like doing? What does she look like? Each has three alternatives, these are the same for all of them. The teacher lets students know that in order to choose the right alternative, they need to listen to an audio. They will do this individually. Before they start this activity, the teacher asks some ICQs: Where can you find the answers? Are you going to do this in groups? Next, the teacher shares a link to Google form for each student. They do this task for around 2 minutes. If necessary, the teacher may play the record twice. Afterwards, the teacher nominates some students to give the correct answers. In order to include the other students in this; the teacher may ask whether the rest agrees or not with the answers given by their peers For the next part, students are told that a more detailed task will be done. This time, they will use the transcript from the gist task which has already been put into a Google doc. The teacher shows his screen and explains the following instructions Write in the chatbox the questions for asking appearance, character and preferences then send the words to this gmail: Students are told to read the transcript carefully. They will also discuss their answers and support them with his/her peers. (use of Why) In order to do so, they will be sent to breakout rooms. While the teacher monitors, he will be taking some relevant mistakes. They will be given 2 minutes to do this. Once in the main session, the teacher nominates some students to say the answers to this detailed task Then, the teacher provides quick feedback if necessary.

Language Clarification (5-10 minutes) • Cover Meaning, Form, and pronunciation.

For this crucial stage, the teacher will lead students to another google slide where students will analyze the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language. The first one is the meaning part: In this slide there will be some incomplete paragraphs, these are the meaning of the questions with 'like' students have been using so far. There will also be the three questions with 'like' above that have been removed from these paragraphs, the teacher alongside students will match them properly so learners may understand the right way how they will use them. These matching activities will be done with students' participation and teacher guidance through questions asked to some nominated students or asking volunteers if possible. When it comes to the form part, the teacher will explicitly teach the structure learners shall follow when using the target language. What + verb to be + pronoun + like? What is she like? What + does + pronoun + look like? What does she look like? What + does + pronoun + like doing? What does she like doing? Even though this will be addressed by the teacher himself, this should not last much but rather the explanation has to be clear and concise and with some students participation by nomination. Example: What is the auxiliary verb in this question? What's she like? Verb to be is What word comes after 'is'? a pronoun... etc. When it comes to pronunciation, the learners will be analyzing a picture that includes the target language in use alongside some small circles with make reference to the syllables where the stress is placed on. The teacher will demonstrate the right pronunciation. He chooses some students to pronounce these questions. (The purpose of this is that students can also have a demo made by their peers and do some corrections in their pronunciation based on their peer mistakes) Then the teacher repeats once more but this time followed by students' pronunciation. (choral repetition).

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide controlled practice of the language.

For the controlled practice, students will do a really nice interesting task in a Google form document. The teacher will explain first this before sharing the link with his students. In this google form, students need to formulate questions with 'like' to the answers given there. They need to read and based on the context of the answers figure out whether a question with be like, look like or like doing is needed. There are no alternatives here, they need to type these questions in the form Students will be given a short time (approximately 30 seconds) to look carefully at these exercises. Then they will be sent to breakout rooms so they can find the correct answers with their peers' support. While they are doing the task, the teacher will be monitoring Once back to the main session, T nominates some students to say the correct answers and provide some relative feedback on the task if necessary.

Free Practice (4-6 minutes) • Create a communicative task for learners to use the TL fluently. / Conduct Feedback and DEC.

Last but not least, in this free practice, the students will be led to a Google slide document. In it, they will be told to follow these instructions: Think about three people you know (family,friends,classmates etc.) Think how you can describe their character, appearance and the things they like doing. For this part, the teacher will give learners 30 seconds so they may organize their ideas to express them as clear as possible. Afterwards, the next slide will be shown: Based on the previous instructions, they need to describe to their partners the three people they have chosen. For this, they will switch turns. A model has also been included in this slide to they may have a sample they may take as reference. Example: Partner A: I choose my brother Partner B: What is he like? Partner A: Answer… Partner B: What does he like doing? Partner A: Answer… Partner B: What does he look like? Partner A: Answer Now switch turns Next, breakouts are open and they start their free practice. This will last 4 minutes, more minutes can be given if there is still enough time to do so. When they return to the main session, learners will be congratulated by the teacher for all the effort made in this challenging but meaningful lesson. Then, The teacher will provide feedback not only on this last stage but as a summary of the whole lesson.

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