Lesson Plan Theme: To Be

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

Young Learners

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In My Schoolbag

Target Language: Classroom vocabulary, making requests, speaking about objects
Description: Students talk about everyday objects from their schoolbag and their colors. They then do some work on spelling before the lesson finishes with a speaking activity which practices functional language of giving and receiving.
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: YL1
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In The Classroom

Target Language: Classroom vocabulary, there is/are, is it?
Description: Students talk about the objects in their own classroom and do some more work with colors and spelling. The grammar focus is on there is/are and "is it?"
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: YL2


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The Banana Is Yellow

Target Language: Verb "to be", singular/plural verb conjugation, basic adjectives.
Description: Introduction to the verb "to be" and how definite and indefinite articles are used when talking about things. The difference between a/an is also covered and the lesson finishes with a flashcard speaking activity that consolidates the new language.
Duration: 50 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 0G1
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John Isn't Happy

Target Language: Verb "to be" negative, contractions, adjectives.
Description: After some revision of the first lesson, students learn how to use positive and negative forms of "to be" to give personal information. The use of contractions is also covered before a final grammar auction to recap what the students have learned.
Duration: 50 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 0G2
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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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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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The Colorful Kitchen

Target Language: Verb "to be", question forms, colors/food vocabulary.
Description: The lesson opens with a word unscrambling exercise to practice rooms/furniture combinations. The focus of the lesson moves onto colors and there is a semantic grid exercise to work on vocabulary. The lesson finishes with an enjoyable quiz game based around colors.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 0V4


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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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