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TP 6
Intermediate level


In this lesson, firstly students will find three examples of subject questions, and then they will make questions with the answers given. This is followed by guessing the questions from Reading and Speaking ex. 4. Finally, they will practise TL through controlled practice.


Main Aims

  • To enable Ss to understand the use of TL (subject/object questions) in the context of culture quiz and two English speaking countries.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To give Ss the opportunity to practise subject/object questions through language focus and controlled practice activities.


Lead-in (0-5 minutes) • To activate Ss’ schemata

T writes “What do Americans do in their free time?”, “Who wrote Hamlet?” on the WB and elicits the subject and object questions. Then, students find examples of the different kinds of question in the reading exercise 4.

Initial easy task (0-10 minutes) • To get the Ss to understand the use of the TL

T directs students' attention to the second exercise. Ss look at the other facts about Australia. Ss have to make questions for the facts, beginning with the words in italics. Ss work in pairs.

Focus on TL (0-5 minutes) • To enable Ss to focus on the TL

Ss read the answers to the questions about Australia on page 12. They try to remember the questions from Reading exercise 4. Without looking back to the original page, T asks them to try and write the questions from memory. Ss work in pairs, and then they compare their questions with the original questions.

Clarification through Controlled Practice (0-20 minutes) • To allow Ss to practise and clarify TL

In this activity, students will answer questions from a cultural quiz about two English-speaking countries. T elicits names of English-speaking countries. T write these up on the board as students call them out. T explains to students that they are going to learn about Ireland and South Africa in a quiz. T makes a copy of the worksheet for every two students, and cuts the worksheets in half, one half for students in Group A, the other half for students in Group B. T divides the class into two groups, A and B, distributes copies of Worksheet A to students in Group A, and copies of Worksheet B to students in Group B. T explains that first of all students have to write the correct questions for the quiz. There are eight questions in total and they must write questions from the cues given. They ask for help from other members of the same group. While T monitors, T pays attention that students are getting the word order of the questions correct. T forms pairs of students; one from Group A and one from Group B. Student A asks one of the questions, and shows that Student B has the choice of three answers on his/her paper. When Student B answers, Student A says either correct or wrong and gives the correct answer. Then Student B asks a question from his/her list. Students now work in pairs and take turns asking and answering questions from their quiz. When they have finished, T asks students to count up how many questions they got right.

Controlled Practice (0-5 minutes) • To give Ss the opportunity to understand the difference of subject and object questions

For the extra activity, Ss make questions with the words given.

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