Sara Sara

Copy of inversion
upper intermediate level


In this lesson students will be introduced to inversion sentence structure and use some time to practice through writing.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of language used for explaining accomplishments using inversions in the context of famous or historical figures

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide product and process writing practice of a reporting in the context of famous or historical figures
  • To provide product and process writing practice of a reporting in the context of famous or historical figures


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Put some pictures of famous people on the board and ask why people would admire them. Ss talk in pairs. Take FB. Ask ss who do you admire & why? Ss share again in diferent pairs and take group FB. Write sentence in normal (non inverted) form for future reference.

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

Ss read the examples provided from the website

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

Give students the non-inverted forms and let them match. Allow students to compare and ask for questions, ask for understanding. #2 matching of pa 168. show that they can be questions.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Show a sentence made from the lead in, show that they will use the phrase, "Not only did he/she.... , but he/she also.." Highlight that this is the question form. Highlight the phrase at the beginning of the sentence.

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

pag 168, language focus Discovery English. change sentences from inversion to normal. At not ime did we consider giving up. Rarely have i seen such a talented young musician. Hardly ever do we have time for a cooked lunch at home. Hardly had she started on the job, when she got ill. No sooner had she unpacked, than she was called back to the UK. show "so + adjective"

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

page 178 from supplementary book. change the sentences from noninverted to inverted form.

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

change some senteces from the board into inverted forms. after they are ready, allow them some time to write about a famous person and their accomplishments.

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