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Grammar Lesson
Beginner level


In this grammar lesson, the students aregoing to learn the negative and question forms of was/were along which the question form of 'where' in the context of the places they were. They will also practice what they learn with the 'find someone who' game and have the opportunity to make their own sentences at the end of the lesson.


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Main Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a game in the context of places we were

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification and review of was/were in the context of p


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

The teacher sticks three pictures (a restaurant, a forest, and a person on tv) on the wb. She then writes four names for each picture. The teacherelicit the name of those places and writes them on the board. The teacher says one of these people is a murderer and writes 'yesterday, 9 pm' on the board and asks sts who the murderer was.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

The teacher then pic the murderer the students claim and writes such questions on the wb as "Was he alone in the forest?" "Were there any other people with him?" "Who was with him?" and elicit the answers from the students. The teacher then writes the answers on the board and highlights the negative forms and question forms of was/were.

Useful Language (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

The teacher then asks "Where were you yesterday at 9 pm?" and gets some ICQs from the students. Then the teacher gives flash cards to the sts and wants them to ask each otherwhere they were at that time. The teacher then wants the sts to do first grammar exercise on pg: 71 in pairs and then lets them check their answers by playing the record.

Productive Task(s) (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

The teacher gives the instructions of the find someone who game and asks students to stand up and fill in the blanks with the name of their partners in the classroom. If there is enough time, the teacher introduces the sts to some tv programmes and repeats the same procedure with different questions such as "who was a fan of desperate housewives, Lost, Survivor, and So youthink you can dance"

Feedback and Error Correction (8-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

The teacher monitors the sts during the game and notes some of the important mistakes that she has heard. After thegame, she writes these mistakes on the wb and elicit the correct forms from the students.

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