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Teaching Practice 7
Intermediate level


Grammar Causitive


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of causitive in the context of sports

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a guessing person in the context of job description


Warmer/Lead-in (2-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Link to previous session by asking the names of the three main sporting events.

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

Ask if ss noticed, in the emails, if anyone had/ or going to have anything done for them? Direct them to re-read the text. Work in pairs, underling any others a) they had the tickets delivered (by whom? by special currier) b) we're all having hats made especially for us. (by whom? Beth’s friend, in Art college) she's going to have her hair dyed (by? unknown) c) Why don’t you have it checked out (mobile phone) (by whom? - a mobile phone company)

Highlighting (4-6 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Do these sentences have anything in common? Someone else will do the action. We use the 'causative' to talk about an action that you ask someone else to do for you. e.g. We’re having hats made e.g. She has her hair cut every Friday. (= she pays someone to cut her hair.) We don't need to say who does the action, usually understood from context (but can use 'by').

Clarification (5-7 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Use the WB to demonstrate the form, using a table. Model an example sentence, check pronunciation and elicit stress. Drill for pronunciation and accuracy.

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

Find 5 mistakes in 8 sentences (paired) monitor & error check for accuracy Give answer key Go over any general difficulties if necessary.

Semi-Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Rewrite the sentences using the words given using the causative. P/G monitor & error correct Give answer key

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

All the statements in previous exercise were about a person in a certain type of job (footballer). What was it? (What were the clues?) I will give cards with professions on. Students will be asked to think of sentences using the causative (describing things these people might have done for them) e.g. She has the board cleaned by a student – Ss mingle and ask each other to guess the job. Monitor use of TL, note errors, WC FB positives and error correction. Write correct and incorrect sentences on the WB.

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