Seda Seda

Actions & State Verbs
Pre -Inttermediate level


In this lesson SS will revise and learn through the guided discovery the difference between actions and state verbs. SS will work in pairs and groups tp practice how to new skills.


Abc Task 1
Abc Task 2
Abc Grammar Handout

Main Aims

  • Grammar-'Actions' & 'States'

Subsidiary Aims

  • Speaking-semi-controlled for accuracy


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

T asks SS what they are doing at the moment and how they feel. T writes on WB two sentences: 1-I am listening to Seda.( Act.V) 2-I feel happy today.( SV)

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

T asks SS to underline the verbs in the sentences on the WB. T asks SS to work in pairs and discuss the difference between the two verbs. Elicit the correct answer from the SS-AV and SV- but if it is not possible explain the difference btw.them.

Teach (8-10 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

T explains to SS dynamic and stative meanings of the verbs: Most of verbs have dynamic meanings-they describe 'actions'-sth.happens.You can use them with continous forns to talk about activites in progress. e.g.: People are chatting Some verbs are connected with knowledge,emotion or possession have stative meanings.You cannot use them with continous forms. e.g.:I feel happy.

Test #2 (13-15 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

T asks SS to work in pairs and give them Task 1-Re-write sentences by putting the verb in present cont.tense. T asks SS to write the correct answers on WB. T introduce T 2 to SS-T asks them to work with a partner and decide if the verbs in brackets describe an action or a state and complete the sentences with appropriate form. T asks individual SS for correct answers and checks with the WC.

Free practice (4-6 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

T asks SS to replace the names from the sentences in Task 2 with the names of the SS in the class-mingling. T asks SS for a couple of examples and gives them handouts.

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