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TP5 - Lexis Lesson
Intermediate, B2 level


In this lesson, students learn about the -ing/-ed adjectives through guided discovery in a context of feelings/emotions.


Main Aims

  • To provide practice of -ing/-ed adjectives in the context of feelings and emotions.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of emotions and feelings


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

Show a video of emoticons' which is a common thing all of them use in their daily lifes. Ask before watching "Why do we use these things?" and "What do they mean?" Give SS 2 mins to talk after watching the video and get a feedback from every pair.

Exposure (4-6 minutes) • To provide context for the lexis by eliciting the meaning

Show HOs to students Ask them to stand up - work in pairs and find the lexis sticked outside of the classroom. Give SS HOs to match definitions with the adjectives. Put answer key on the board when all SS went outside. Monitor during. Get them to check with other pairs. Get w/c feedback.

Guided Discovery (7-9 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target lexis

Ask SS to talk with their pairs "why some of the adjectives end with -ed and why the others end with -ing?" Give 1 min to talk. Monitor during. Ask for feedback. Hand them out the form questions (HOs), ask them to answer the questions with their pairs. Monitor while they are on the task. Pick a pair as an answer key. Drill the lexis Ask where the stresses are and ask the part of speech

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

From the DVD, enlarge the quiz part (ex:2A) and ask SS to answer the questions in pairs. Monitor while they are asking and answering the questions. Do error correction if necessary.

Controlled Practice #2 (6-8 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Show HOs to SS, ask them to complete the sentences with the correct form of the adjectives they see in QUIZ. Monitor during Peer check - get w/c feedback. ask them to read them to their pairs and change the sentences so that they are true for them. Monitor during Give delayed feedback if necessary.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target lexis (adjectives ending with "-ing/-ed")

Set the freer task, Ask a question "How emotional are you?" Try to give examples and explaination for all by using the adjectives ending with -ing/-ed... Ask SS to discuss in groups. Write an example sentence on the board "When I find out our English teacher is giving us a test this week, It would be a bit confusing but I would be pleased. Monitor during, take notes, give delayed feedback.

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