Jonathan Guiho Jonathan Guiho

Jonathan Guiho TP 8b (3)
Beginner - A1 level


In this lesson, students will learn about the use of would like through a lesson based on the topic eating out at a restaurant. The lesson starts with a conversation about food and restaurant for French and Turkish people. This is followed by the grammar explanation of “would like”. Then, students will be having some practice from controlled (matching exercise and putting the sentences in the correct order) to some freer (role-play in a restaurant).


Abc Glue pads
Abc Whiteboard
Abc colored paper with smiley

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of would like in the context of eating out at a restaurant

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of eating out at a restaurant


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

As a warmer, I will go on with the topic of food and restaurant and talk with the students about similar things in the Turkish and French culture. I will also use that to review some vocabulary and elicit some other words necessary for the lesson.

Exposure (3-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a situation

In order to introduce the target language, I will link it to the previous one I taught (want) and act different scenes. I will do it in two different ways: a rude one with want and a polite one with would like.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

The students will elicit different sentences I used in those scenes and write it on the WB.

Clarification (10-12 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Before starting the explanation, I will give the students 2 different colored paper with a happy smiley and a confused one. I will start explaining the meaning by using a scale with smileys (nice and polite on the top, not so nice at the bottom). When I will read the sentence again, students will have to show me the correct card. To explain the form, I will use one of the sentences written already and elicit the negative form and the question ones from the students. I will pay attention here to the models I will be giving. The students will give me the form for some sentences. For the pronunciation, I will be focusing on the contracted form and the weak link between would and like. We will do some choral, individual drilling and back-chaining.

Controlled Practice (4-6 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

As a first task, students will have to match slips with sentences drawn on the scale.

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

In a handout, the students will have to put the words in the correct order so that they can understand what the dialogue is about. After giving the first example with the WV, the students will work on their own first, then check in peers. FB will be done on the WB by the students and correction of any mistakes with the WC.

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

The last activity will be a roleplay. They will be acting a scene at a restaurant in groups of 3. One of the students will be the waiter asking questions and taking orders. The two others will act as a couple discovering a new restaurant. I will give them some time to find sentences together with the help of a handout and a menu, then they will be acting the scene. I will be monitoring in order to spot some mistakes and use it for error corrections in the FB.

If time/ Freer practice (6-8 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

This activity is a roleplay as well, but a bit freer. The context is a recipe they have to prepare for dinner. I give to some students a list of ingredients to buy. The other students will play as the seller. They will be making sentences (questions for the seller) and act the scene in pairs. I will be monitoring and writing eventual mistakes to highlight during the FB and error-correction.

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