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Grammar Lesson
Elementary level


This lesson is followed by the previous listening context from a coursebook of Straightforward Elementary. The students have already learned some common verbs and heard a recording from the previous lesson, so they have the basic knowledge for our target language 'Grammar: presnet simple questions & short answers'. The further practices enable students to consolidate their accuracy for this grammar point.


Thcghoznqlkdfpamphwu penny tp 1 ho1 HO1
Ovvmebn2tpexw2y7v50k penny tp 1 ho2 HO2
Nvfiuhlramnkhlbn23wd penny tp 1 ho3 HO3
Hrv7psys8cogdncbp3pw penny tp 1 ho4 HO4

Main Aims

  • To introduce and give Ss practice in Present Simple – yes/no questions & short answers in the context of typical friends.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To give Ss practice in listening for specific information and semi-controlled speaking for accuracy.


Individual work (1-2 minutes) • To encourage Ss to revise the statements from the previous lesson and think of their own opinions

Ask Ss if they agree or disagree with what Dr Palmer says about men and women. Ss put a tick if they agree and a cross if they disagree with the statements in exercise 3.

Peer Check (5-7 minutes) • To boost Ss' confidence and enable Ss to share their opinions with their partners.

Firstly, I will model what I want Ss to say, e.g. I think men talk about sports and women don't talk about sports, but I don't think women listen more to their friends... Then, I will put Ss in pairs to compare their answers with their partners in 3 mniutes. Monitor Ss while they are doing pair work.

Language Focus (3-5 minutes) • To arouse Ss' awareness of the TL

I will use a statement which we use in the previous lesson to elicit students practice making a Yes/No question and short answer. e.g. 'Men play sports.' --> 'Do men play sports?' 'Yes, they do.' I will also drill this for pronunciation. Then I will encourage students to to make Yes/No qus based on the statements in the previous exercise - & ask these across class in open pairs – to get some FB on the first stage & give some controlled oral practice of the TL.

Clarification (2-4 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

I will analyse the form of the question on the w/b first. Use HO2 and guide Ss to fill in gaps for the form and then focus on the sentence stress and inotonation for pronunciation.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Get Ss to make the questions in ex1 first in open class. (HO3) Then play the recording 1.38 once, ask Ss to listen and mark yes(v) or no(x) for ex2. Nominate some quiet students to tell the class their answers.

Semi-Controlled Practice 1 (3-5 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Model ex3 briefly with a confident student. Then I will put Ss in pairs to ask and answer the questions in ex1 about the men and the women in 2 minutes.

Semi-Controlled Practice 2 (3-5 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Model ex4 carefully with a student. Then I will put Ss in pairs to ask and answer the questions in 2 minutes.

Free Practice (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

I will write the following promps on the board. Ask Ss to make questions from the promps and then ask a partner in the open airs.

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