Boston Sullivan Boston Sullivan

A2.2 May 09
A2.2 level


In this lesson, the students will discuss using the past simple in the form of questions and negation, as well as likes, dislikes, and adjectives related to transport.


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Main Aims

  • The main aim of this lesson is a general English lesson with regards to reading, speaking, vocabulary, grammar, and listening.

Subsidiary Aims

  • The subsidiary aims of this lesson are reading and grammar.


Warmer/Lead-in (25-30 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Introduce yourself. Set the rules of your class: No eating. No mobile phones. Be nice. Talk a lot. Have fun. GTKY activity: Find Someone Who.... Owns a cat. Has traveled outside of Egypt. Loves food. Likes winter. Likes summer. Speaks more than two languages. Section 1: Ss will look at maps and explain to one another what type of journey they would like to go on.

7A Section 1 (10-20 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Section 1B: Ss will read The Silk Road alone and answer the following questions. Check instructions: Are we listening? Section 1C: Read Travelblog and do a matching exercise in pairs. Check instructions: Are we writing? Section 1E: Students talk about which trip was better and why in pairs.

7A Section 2 and 3 (10-20 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Section 2: 2A: Students will match in pairs. Check answers with one another. 2B: Students will work in two groups to discuss what types of transport people use on holiday.

7A Section 4 and 5 (10-20 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Section 4: 4A: Answer the question in two big groups. ICQ: Are we answering yes or no? Section 5: 5A: Listen alone and work in pairs to complete sentences. ICQ: Are we writing short answers? 5B: Complete the rule on the board: Do/does + subject + infinitive 5C: Listen to the audio and elicit the pronunciation from the students. Section 6: 6B: Ask the whole class the question.

7B Section 1 (10-20 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Unit 7B: Section 1: 1A: Ask the students the question about metros. 1B: Students read Metros around the world alone and match together in pairs. Check answers as a class. 1C: Students discuss in pairs their opinions on the metro photos. 1E: Students read alone and answer the questions in two groups. Check answers as a class.

Section 2 (10-20 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Section 2: 2A/B Students will listen to the audio and write down the word opposite of the word already written. 2C: Which are negative? Which are positive? 2D: Write the words on the board, make them listen, and figure out the stress point.

7B Section 3 and 4 (10-20 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

3A: Write the question on the board and have them discuss in pairs. 4A: Students do alone. 4B: Students write down how they feel about their transport choices and tell each other in pairs.

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