Sarah-Mia Drennen Sarah-Mia Drennen

TP7 // Text Based Framework-- get/be used to
Upper intermediate level


In this lesson student will learn the difference between "get used to" and "be used to" and how to usee them effectively.


Main Aims

  • To provide practice and clarification of get used to, be used to in the context of giving your opinion.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide scan reading practice using a text about Mongolian culture in the context of giving an opinion
  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of opinions


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

Present a photo from Star Wars, ask if anyone recognizees the character. Tell them about the costuming inspiration coming directly from Mongolia. Show photos of Mongolian culture and explain the unique facets of their nomadic life and unusual diet. Ask students to think of countries with very different cultures form our own... Where would you like to visit the most and why?

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

Students scan the text quickly. I will ask them to discuss why life might be difficult in Mongolia. I will play and drill the pronunciation of the bolded phrases from the text and have the class mimic the pronunciation.

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

Go over MFP of "be used to" and "get used to" I will elicit answers from students of positive and negative examples they might already know of the TL, or have just read in the text-= limiting TTT. model differences.

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

Gap fill excercise to do on screen, check in pairs, go over answers back in main session

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

Students will write their own answers to the following and discuss in pairs: Something you are used to doing during the week\ Something you don’t think you will EVER get used to Something you need to get used to in the future Something you would find impossible to get used to Something you are getting used to at the moment. Something you weren’t used to at one time, but now you are.

Delayed Error Correction (3-5 minutes) • provide students with feedback on their freer practice

Go over mistakes and praise good usage of language. Model other examples of usage that may not have come up in BORs. Ask if there are any additional questions.

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