Hamed Hashemian Hamed Hashemian

Memes (HighNote 2)
Grade 10D2 students/B1(+) level


In this lesson, the pupils will learn the function plus the usage of indefinite pronouns (someone, everyone, everybody, something, somewhere,...) through visuals (written memes) and the sleeping penguin games activity. They are also going to gain a better understanding of how to use them in context. (Meaning, Form, Pronunciation)


Abc Power Points
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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of language used for addressing people/things or objects/places in the context of Jokes and visulas (a piece of joke)

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a Mingling activity (conversation) in the context of Memes


Warmer/Lead-in (4-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I will be greeting them by displaying a hilarious photo and remind them about the class rules (1.Listen/2.English only/3.Be nice) then a very funny video will be shown to them and it serves the purpose of eliciting the word "Memes" from them. They will be shown 4 more images extracted from their textbooks (page 9) in order to activate their prior knowledge.

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

The students will be divided into 8 groups each consisting of 4 members. They will be labeled fascinating, interesting, incredible, amazing, awesome, fantastic, marvelous, and fabulous respectively. They will be asked to go to sleep (close their eyes) and once they are called they are allowed to open their eyes and look at the screen. They will be asked to form the first sentence in their groups while writing them down on a mini whiteboard (A4), and this will be applied for the second sentence, the third and finally the last one.

Highlighting (3-5 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Four pictures with the designated memes or funny sentences will be illustrated and they will be asked to spot several words referring to things, places, and people. "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it." Somewhere/Someone/Everything/Everyone/Nobody/Anyone

Clarification (2-4 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

The indefinite pronouns will be depicted on the screen then a guided discovery approach is applied to elicit them from the students. The meaning will be clarified by asking three concept checking questions (CCQs). 1.Are these pronouns used to address a person that we know? No. 2.Are these pronouns used to address a place that we know? No. 3.Are these pronouns used to address a thing that we know? No.\

Controlled Practice 1 (5-7 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Exercise 4 will be covered in pairs. Afterwards, they are going to be handed a set of pictures, in pairs one student will be describing a picture then the other pair has to match one of the sentences with them.

Controlled Practice 2 (4-6 minutes) • To provide students with controlled practice of the target language

Exercise 5 will be covered either individually or in pairs. Then there will a peer check. They will be asked to come to the board and write on the board.

Production (speaking) (5-7 minutes) • To practic speaking and making use of the indefinite pronouns through a mingling activity

The students will be given instructions on how to do the mingling activity. Find someone who agrees or disagrees with the statements extracted from exercise 7 page 9. They will have to ask 6 different partners while writing down their names on that handout. They will be required to come up with a simple reason. 1.Everybody needs somebody to love. 2.Family is everything. 3.Nobody's perfect. Everyone makes mistakes. 4.There isn't anyone I love more than my mother. 5.No one knows everything but everyone knows something. 6.Today when money talks, everyone listens. Collect some ideas through a report.

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