Lesson Plan Theme: Questions

On this page, you will find lessons plans relating to "Questions".

Young Learners

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Where Where?

Target Language: Prepositions of place, Present Simple questions
Description: After some speaking practice using "where?", the lesson moves onto third person questions with Present Simple and prepositions of place using a colorful map. The lesson finishes with an enjoyable physical game that will get your students moving!
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: YL11
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We're Going To Have Fun

Target Language: 'Going to' future, positive and negative forms. Vocabulary: simple collocations.
Description: The focus of this lesson is using 'going to' to talk about future plans and the lesson begins with a fun mime game using 'going to'. There is a simple collocation vocabulary exercise which focuses on free-time activities. The lesson finishes with an enjoyable speaking activity which gives practice at using the negative form.
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: YL15


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The Inquisitive Guest

Target Language: Verb "to be" interrogative form, job vocabulary.
Description: After some initial work on job names, we meet Harry, an odd character who goes to a party and asks lots of questions using the verb 'to be'. We look at the structure of these questions and then the lesson finishes with a dice game that should also be downloaded and can be found just below.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 0G3
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Small Bedroom, Great View

Target Language: Present Simple questions, numbers 20-100, phonemes /f/ and /θ/ phonemes.
Description: This lesson, which focuses on Present Simple questions, centers around an astronaut who works on the Space Station. After some work on hyphenated numbers, we read about Ben and his daily routine miles above the Earth's surface. After focusing on 'do' and 'does' questions, the lesson finishes with some pronunciation work on two often-confused phonemes: /f/ and /θ/
Duration: 75 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 0G11
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The Missing Childhood

Target Language: Present Simple Questions 3rd person using 'does', question words.
Description: A warmer gets students thinking about what stage of life we do different things in. The focus of the lesson is a child prodigy called Melissa. Students learn about using the Present Simple 3rd person in affirmative and interrogative sentences. The structure of a Present Simple question is looked at and the lesson finishes with a speaking activity.
Duration: 65 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 0G12
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Where Are You?

Target Language: Present Simple interrogative, speaking about national habits & customs.
Description: The lesson opens with a warmer about different nationalities and their customs and habits. A speaking practice continues the theme of national customs while giving practice of Present Simple form. The interrogative form of the Present Simple is covered using the medium of an imaginary TV quiz show. The lesson ends with students playing the same game and getting good practice of Present Simple questions.
Duration: 65 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 0S1
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A Few Questions

Target Language: Asking questions using "to be", word order in questions, pronunciation of /a:/ and /e/ phonemes.
Description: Students get practice of asking basic 'to be' questions and thinking about the word order. We work on two important vowel phonemes: /e/ and /a:/ and play a fun Odd One Out game. Students get a good chance to speak and use this lesson's learning at the end.
Duration: 65 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 0S2
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Platform Four For Chicago

Target Language: Present Simple for routine actions, telling the time, numbers.
Description: The theme of the lesson is transportation and especially Chicago train station. Students will practice telling the time and using the Present Simple to talk about routine events. There is a jigsaw speaking activity to finish with that gives practice of telling the time.
Duration: 50 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 0V5
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Let Me Introduce Myself

Target Language: Written introductions, capital letters, Present Simple questions.
Description: While learning how to put together a paragraph talking about themselves, students also learn the rules of capitalization in English and how to respond to personal questions.
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 0W2


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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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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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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 World Of Movies

Target Language: Talking about movies, present simple.
Description: Before listening to a cinema's recorded message giving information about movies and times of screening, students get to practice speaking about movies and movie genres. Information gap exercise also included.
Duration: 65 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1L1
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The New Class

Target Language: Present Simple, Getting to know people.
Description: Can be used as an ice breaker with a new class or a class that hasn't had the chance to get to know each other very well. Focus on using present simple questions to find out about other students in the class. After a listening, lesson ends with a very active game.
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1L3
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Target Language: Question formation, books and reading.
Description: This lesson gives some practice at formation of questions and gives students ample speaking practice and the opportunity to speak about their reading habits. The listening consists of a woman carrying out a survey about reading habits.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1L5
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Knowing Her Majesty

Target Language: Present Simple questions in the third person.
Description: The lesson opens by asking students what they know about famous people. The first listening activity is a useful note-completion exercise and the second listening activity is more grammar-focused, on the third person interrogative form of the Present Simple tense. This grammar focus continues in the lesson as students look at the third person interrogative structure, then do a jigsaw speaking activity.
Duration: 70 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1L11
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Close To The Shops

Target Language: There is/there are, describing houses.
Description: A real estate agent/client dialogue is used to present the grammar in context and students go on to do an information gap exercise and role play another agent/client conversation before describing their own houses.
Duration: approx. 40 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1S2
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An Evening Out

Target Language: Going Out, functional language of inviting & suggesting.
Description: An initial survey about going out in the evening is followed by an exercise looking at the structures involved. A pairwork speaking exercise follows and the lesson ends with a card-based speaking game which will get your students moving around the classroom.
Duration: 55 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1S3
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A Day On The Beach

Target Language: Past simple verbs \ Question forms \ beach and vacation vocabulary.
Description: Some early holiday/vacation vocabulary work is consolidated later in the lesson with a reading and then students are given the chance to use the new language speaking about going to the beach. And, to finish things off, a game!
Duration: approx. 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1T1


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Bored Betty

Target Language: Vacation/holiday activities, adverbs of frequency, inviting and suggesting.
Description: A lesson that focuses on functional language of suggesting/inviting. The listening is an informal conversation between friends as they try to plan what to do together.
Duration: 55 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2L7
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Our Readers Would Like To Know

Target Language: Role Play: interviewing a famous rock star.
Description: Students find out about the sometimes rocky past of a famous musician. The class is divided into journalists and musicians for the press conferences. The journalists work for different magazines and their readers are interested in very different things!
Duration: 55 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2RP4
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BASE Jumping

Target Language: BASE jumping, interviewing a celebrity and writing article about it.
Description: A general lesson on the extreme sport of BASE jumping, which includes a reading comprehension, some vocabulary work and a journalist/famous BASE jumper role play at the end.
Duration: 75 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2T2


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What Did You Ask?

Target Language: Reported questions.
Description: A quick tense review followed by a reading based activity which focuses on reported questions and the tense changes involved. Extra worksheet included for speaking activity at the end.
Duration: 70 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3G2
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The Parent-Teacher Meeting

Target Language: Question Tags, some educational vocabulary.
Description: Students practise using question tags, then listen to a conversation in a school between a teacher and the mother of one of the students.
Duration: 40 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3L5
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Love Is In The Air

Target Language: Questions without the auxiliary 'do'.
Description: This lesson tackles the tricky problem of subject/object questions. A warmer on famous couples leads onto work on questions without the auxiliary "do" and a listening about how a couple met.
Duration: 70 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3L7
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Your Working Day

Target Language: Present simple, "do" auxilary.
Description: Using the context of businesspeople meeting for the first time, this lesson plan looks at the use of the auxiliary verb "do/does" to make the interrogative form. Open speaking activity to finish with.
Duration: 65 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: B1G2
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Completing Forms

Target Language: Filling in forms, verb "to be".
Description: A lesson plan that deals with the practicalities and the vocabulary of filling in forms, as well as practicing simple structures using "to be", suitable for this level of student.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: B1W1

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