Luis Miguel Gonzalez Luis Miguel Gonzalez

TP 7-Grammar
Advanced level


In this lesson, designed for advanced students, they will learn and practice new grammar structures related to present and past habits and routines in the context of two people talking about their eating habits. Given the level of the students, they are meant to have a guided-discovery kind of lesson, in which almost all answers and content will be elicited and then put into practice in both controlled and freer practice.


Abc Face 2 Face Upper Intermediate SB

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of the whole MFP of the simple and past forms to talk about present and past habits in the context of two people talking about their healthy and unhealthy habits.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide students with gist listening practice using an audio of two people talking about their habits.
  • To provide students with speaking practice in a short discussion about certain habits.


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

Students will be shown some images of people eating and working out. Then, they will be asked what those images represent, eventually eliciting "routines". Follow-up questions will be asked if necessary.

Exposure (5-7 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Students will be played an audio in order to get some context. As they listen, they will have to answer one question and say which person from the audio is healthier and why. They might be sent to BORs to exchange their answers.

Clarification (10-12 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Students will be shown some sentences from the audio and will be asked to analyze them together. Some questions will be put over there for them to take them into consideration while analyzing the sentences. The analysis will be carried out through an exercise in which they will have to complete the sentences with the correct verb. This stage will be mainly carried out in BORs for some minutes, then the whole MFP will be elicited from the students in the main room (the tenses in question are present simple and past simple, the students are advanced so the analysis is expected to flow easily).

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

Students will be presented with a text that they will have to complete with the correct form of the verbs in parenthesis. They will be given some time to do it in BORs in pairs or groups and then they will be summoned back to the main room so that we can verify the answers as a class. The text is about someone's parents, Bernie and Ellen, who are somehow describing some of their everyday habits and routines.

Free Practice (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Students will be asked to go to different rooms again to discuss a speaking activity. They will have to compare their past habits to their current ones. They will be given some aspects that can be taken into consideration in order to encourage them to talk more.

Feedback (3-5 minutes) • To carry out the D.E.C and have students share if they learned something new.

The teacher will carry out D.E.C taking into consideration some mistakes that might have been made in the speaking activity.

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