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TP 7
Beginner level


In this lesson, students will learn about subject and object pronouns by way of TTT. First we will talk about expressing our opinions; what we like and what we dislike in regards to food, events, and people. Then students will do a test where they have to underline pronouns. Then we will go over the grammar meaning, form and pronunciation. We will finish up with a speaking in which the students will speak about there likes and dislike using pronouns.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of subject and object pronouns in the context of preferences

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of preferences


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

I will start the class by setting the context of preferences. I will talk about some of likes and dislikes and then elicit from the class what they like and do not like. After this I will have them talk in pairs about what they like and don’t like. Some of the examples I will give about myself are sports, the outdoors, sleeping and food. This should help them to get their minds thinking.

Test #1 (8-10 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

The first test is on page 123 of the student book. The students are asked to underline the pronouns. In order to give them idea of what we are looking to underline I will provide an example if they seem lost. Students can check in pairs when they are done. After the test will go over the answers and see where the students have struggled or perhaps missed pronouns in the sentences.

Teach (15-20 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

To clarify what subject and object pronouns are I will make a chart on the board so students can see which forms and subject and which are object. Then I will write sentences on the board that the students seemed to struggle with and I will have students come to the board and underline the pronoun and state if it is subject or object. Then we will do an exercise from the page 73 where the sts must change names and nouns into pronouns. Sts will check answers in pairs and we will go over answers as a class and address problem areas. Then students will ask each other the questions and give their own answers to the questions.

Test #2 (8-10 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

Then students will do a gap fill exercise individually that asks then to put a pronoun in the gap. I will have the chart on the board for a reference for sts to look at and help them decide which pronoun to use. We check answers in pairs and then I will have sts read the sentences. Then I will give FB and EC where necessary.

Free practice (13-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

I will put the students into groups of 3 or 4 and have them do the speaking exercise on page 73. The students will fill in the circle with what they choose. I will offer suggestions where \needed. Then they will ask each their opinions of the things in the circles. They will use pronouns to say ‘I like it’ or ‘I hate her’. Then I will ask students what they learned about their groups.

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