Sabina Sabina

Teaching practice 2
Pre-Intermediate, A2 level


Sts review and practise quantifiers (some, any) and the indefinite articles (a/an) in the context of eating and drinking through a guided discovery lesson. First, they are exposed to a context, discovering the meaning and use of the TL by themselves. Then the sts complete a series of controlled exercises, and after all, a speaking activity within the context will help them practise the TL.


Main Aims

  • To provide review and practice of quantifiers (some/any) and indefinite articles (a/an) with countable and uncountable nouns in the context of eating and drinking

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a dialog in the context of eating and drinking


Warmer/Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Sts in groups of 4/5 are shown a picture of a grandfather and a granddaughter having breakfast together and asked to answer 2 questions written on the WB in groups: "What kind of relationship do those people have?", "What are they doing?" (a grandfather and a granddaughter having breakfast together). Then, eliciting what they are having for breakfast ("toast", "jam", "cake", "coffee", the pictures are put on WB), how many toasts/cakes, how much coffee/jam those people have for breakfast, eliciting countable and uncountable nouns, plural and singular nouns. CCQs: Can we count this one, two three?

Exposure and highlighting (10-12 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Sts remain in the same groups. After the concept checking the sts are given HOs and asked to do the ex. 1 and put all the nouns from the dialog to a suitable column. To check the sts are given separate HOs with the right answers (PW). As FB, one of the sts is asked to read the singular nouns column, find these words in the dialog and pay attention to the preceding words (eliciting the rule for a/an/-). After concept checking (what kind of words do we use a/an with? Can we say: "a milk"? can we say: "one milk"? Can we say "some milk"? "any milk"? Etc.), sts do ex. 2 (PW), then check with the answers on the HOs (PW), and the ex. 3 (explain what "words in bold" mean), again checking with separate HOs. FB - WC.

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

The SS are shown a picture of Roggenbrot bread and asked whether they know what it is. (Pre-teach or elicit, if they have already known it, Roggenbrot bread and comfort food. Ask them what their comfort food is.) WB: "I'll have a / - toast and any / a cup of coffee." "I'm going to make any / some (here must be an example from one of the sts) for dinner." Students are asked to choose the right option (PW). FB: one of the groups comes to the WB and marks the answer to the first sentence, another - to the second.

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

As a bridge to the previous exercise, the sts are asked whether they need eggs to prepare baklava, and what else do they need, with attention to accuracy of using some, any and the articles. The sts do ex. 5 in different pairs (PW), check the answers with separate HOs (PW), and then with the teacher.

Free Practice (7-9 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Sts do a role play, one is the grandfather and another is the granddaughter, with the name of a popular dish, and asked to say which products they need to buy to make it using some/any/a. List of products is mentioned in each flash card to facilitate the activity (PW). As FB some of the sts are asked to provide their recipes (WC).

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