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Assessed grammar lesson, July 6th, 2013
Pre-Intermediate, B1 level


In this grammar lesson, students are going to speak about male and female shopping habits with the aim of reviewing the use of verbs+verbs-ing as well as improving their listening skills on this topic.


Abc Handout

Main Aims

  • To improve grammar skills by using verb-ing after specific verbs or verb phrases.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To give students practice in reading and listening for specific information. To give them semi-controlled speaking practice in order to develop spoken accuracy.


Lead - in (4-5 minutes) • To get involved and engaged in

The teacher asks wh-questions on the topic "Shopping" as well as yes/no questions relating to the topic "clothes and looks". Divide the students into 2 groups. They sit in the circles. Ask them to write down all the types of the shops they know. Give them a minute. Then check the answers by writing them in two columns on the whiteboard. The group who has more items - spendthrifts, who has fewer - misers. Explain the meaning of these words and stick the pictures on the whiteboard.

A shopping game (3-5 minutes) • To review vocabulary on the topic "shopping, clothing"

Students work in pairs. The teacher gives cards with the questions to every person. They have to answer them, discuss and swap them.

Work with SB Inside Out, Unit 6 p.38 (3-5 minutes) • To check students' understanting of some verbs

Ask any student's favorite number from 1 to 5. - 3. Point the students out counting from 1 to 3. Number ones raise your hands...Make them sit in their groups in circles. Chest the handouts staying in front of them and giving the instructions. Put 'Men or Women' in the gaps in Ex.1 p.38 and discuss. Give them the handouts.

Grammar point (7-10 minutes) • To learn verb-ing constructions

In Ex. 1 p. 38 underline the verb phrases after which a verb-ing goes. While the students are naming them, the teacher at the same time is writing them down on the whiteboard.It would be great to draw a hand and put the verbs in it+Ving. Ask the students give their own examples to elicit their opportunity to use these verbs.

Reading and listening (5-7 minutes) • To elicit the ability to correct mistakes

Raise your right/left hand. Turn to the right/left. Work in pair with this partner and find 12 mistakes in the text in Ex. 3 p.38. Check your answers by listening to the audio file. Discuss these questions together.

Boardgame (7-10 minutes) • To elicit their knowledge of the verbs

Divide the students in groups of 3-4. Give them dice as well as a boardgame. The students roll the dice and answer the question, discuss it together by using necessary Gerund construction. The teacher monitors and writes the students' mistakes.

Error correction (2-3 minutes) • To elicit weak sides

The teacher elicits all the mistakes during the lesson, makes up sentences and writes them down on the whiteboard. The students have to correct them orally.

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