Elementary: Grammar Lesson Plans

The Elementary level corresponds to a CEFR level of about A2-B1.

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Timetable Tim

Target Language: Does for 3rd person questions.
Description: Looking at daily routine of Tim, using it to teach use of "does" for third person questions in the Present Simple. Students get a chance at the end of the lesson to produce third person Present Simple questions.
Duration: 50 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1G1
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Sally's Interview

Target Language: Past simple, regular and irregular.
Description: Some work on regulars/irregulars in past simple. Students read about Sally's stressful day yesterday and then reconstruct second half of story using past simple.
Duration: 40 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1G2
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Target Language: Superlatives.
Description: A review of comparatives is followed by a short reading, a summary of the rules for forming superlatives and finishes on a speaking activity.
Duration: 50 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1G3
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Easy, Easier

Target Language: Comparatives.
Description: Talking about both houses and hotels to learn about comparative adjectives. "Favorites" speaking activity to end the lesson.
Duration: 75 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1G4
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Murphy's Law

Target Language: First conditional, reading comprehension.
Description: Talking about the little mishaps of life and learning about the origin of Murphy's Law and how we apply it to our lives today. Grammar focus: First Conditional.
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1G5
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I'm Reading An Interesting Book!

Target Language: Present simple v. present continuous.
Description: Lesson plan that focuses on the difference between these two basic tenses. Students will talk to each other on the phone and the lesson finishes with a fun, quick-fire game.
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1G6
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On Vacation

Target Language: Recognition and pronunciation of Simple Past; vacations.
Description: A look at the pronunciation of the past simple regular form and some work also on recognising regular and irregular forms. After reading about somebody's vacation, student's talk about their own in a card-based game.
Duration: 70 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1G7
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Black Swan Hotel

Target Language: Imperatives, giving instructions and advice.
Description: The Black Swan Hotel in England has a few problems today. Students have to identify the imperative verb form being used to give instructions to the hotel handyman. The lesson finished with a game in which the imperative is used to give instructions and advice.
Duration: 65 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1G8
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Quiz Show

Target Language: Present Simple questions, Quiz shows.
Description: A chance for your students to show off their general knowledge and to learn about how to make Present Simple questions. Students finish the lesson with a quiz of their own!
Duration: 55 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1G9
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The Lost Property Office

Target Language: Spelling and pronunciation of plurals.
Description: Based around objects often found in a lost property office, this lesson focuses above all on the spelling and pronunciation of regular plurals such as families, watches, cases, etc.
Duration: 55 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1G10

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