Carlos Altamirano Carlos Altamirano

Grammar Lesson
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will have the opportunity to practice and review how to express ability in the present, past and future.


Abc Video

Main Aims

  • To provide practice and review of ability in present, past and future in the context of Challenges and Success

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review of of language for expressing ability in present and future.
  • To provide practice of in peer-check groups in BORs in the context of Challenges and Success


Setting Context (Lead - in) (3-5 minutes) • To engage learners and activate their previous knowlegde of the topic area

- T shows short video about The Marshmallow Test (2 min) - Learners work in pairs in breakout rooms and answer the following question: What do you find difficult to resist? For example: Buying Clothes, spending too much time online or with the cell phone, eating junk food. (1.5) - T asks a volunteer to answer the question and conducts OCFB. (1.5 mins)

Text - Work (3-5 minutes) • Have the learners go through the text to get them to notice the target language. Adapt a task for learners to notice the TL in context.

- T gives a link to the Google form where students read about The Marshmallow Test, Ss listen and complete the blanks in the reading. (2 mins) - Ss compare their answers in groups in breakout rooms. (2 min) - T conducts OCFB (1 min)

Language Clarification (Teach Vocabulary) (10-15 minutes) • Check with ss the MFP of the target vocabulary

- T covers MFPA of the grammatical items below - T explains the meaning of the lexical items below - T conducts OCFB (5 min) - Teacher elicits pronunciation from students - T conducts OCFB

Controlled Practice (3-5 minutes) • Adapt a task to get learners to practice the TL

- Instructions: Complete the sentences using the correct forms of the words (Use a google form for this activity) - ICQs: Are we going to complete or listen? - T demos - Individually, learners read the statements and match them with the phrases given. (2 min) - Check answers in pairs (2 min) - T conducts OCFB (1 min)

Freer Practice (mantein the context) (7-10 minutes) • Design a task that gets the learners to practice the language meaningfully

- Instructions: We are going to share experiences about:  something you can do now that you couldn´t do a few years ago.  Something you hope you will be able to do in the future. - T scaffolds the task by eliciting some useful language that can be used to complete the task. - Learners work in groups and discuss. - Learners switch pairs as many times as possible as time allows.

Feedback and Error Correction (3-5 minutes) • To provide feedback on students´ production and use of language

- T conducts OCFB following up on the production stage. - T writes on the jam board samples of learners’ production and sets a task in pairs for learners to identify the correct and incorrect sentences and correct the latter ones. - T conducts OCFB

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