Lesson Plan Theme: Sentences and Words

On this page, you will find lessons plans relating to "Sentences and Words".


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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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Order Is Everything

Target Language: Basic sentence structure & word order rules for writing.
Description: After a warm-up game based on identification of language parts, students review rules concerning the word order of verbs, adverbs and adjectives. Fun poker-based game to finish with which gets students thinking again about sentence structure.
Duration: 65 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1W3


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Battle of the Bulge

Target Language: Learning how to construct more complicated sentences using gerund/infinitive, diet/weight vocabulary.
Description: The lesson starts with some diet/weight-related vocabulary, then moves on to using gerund and infinitive structures in a reading about losing weight. A fun, free speaking activity gives students the chance to use infinitive/gerund forms at the end of the lesson.
Duration: 65 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2G14
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The English Capital

Target Language: Using capital letters.
Description: When capital letters are used in English and when they are not. Lesson finishes with fun speaking activity: yes, capital letters can be fun!
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2W1


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Target Language: Listening for gist, listening for clue words.
Description: This lesson focuses on the very important issue of improving your students' listening for gist and getting students to thinkk about where and when they find listening difficult in English. The listening involves students listening to two people in different situations where the subject matter is not obvious.
Duration: 30 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3L11
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Alternative Medicine

Target Language: Use of infinitive and gerund in sentence patterns, alternative and traditional health care.
Description: The reading in this lesson is a set of four mini-articles recounting four people's experiences of traditional and alternative medicine. There is also a strong focus on verb patterns and the use of gerund/infinitive after certain verbs, adjectives and prepositions.
Duration: 80 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3R6
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Instant Fame

Target Language: Suffixes.
Description: Students need to think about how suffixes are used to transform one language part into another. Centered around a reading about people finding overnight fame. Lesson finished with a quickfire word formation game.
Duration: 65 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3V8
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Reading Yourself

Target Language: Composition writing, student self-correction of written work.
Description: A lesson which looks both at how to go about tackling a composition question, but mainly to get students looking at their own errors they make when writing in English: looking at issues such as verb usage, spelling, punctuation and prepositions.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3W1


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Reading Into Context

Target Language: Understanding unknown words from context.
Description: Develops the important skill for students of understanding unknown words from context and understanding general meaning from clues given in a sentence.
Duration: 40 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 4R1
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Reading The News

Target Language: Healine vocabulary, reading news headlines.
Description: After discussing where they get their news information from, the lesson focuses on the headline in English and the lexical and grammar differences evident between headline English and standard English.
Duration: 55 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 4R5

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