Lesson Plan Theme: Verb Patterns

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


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The Man Who Wants To Change The World

Target Language: Reading about a new politician, verb patterns, subject and object.
Description: Students learn to combine verbs using the gerund and infinitive forms. The subject of the reading is a local politician trying to improve his world. The lesson ends with a fun tic-tac-toe game to re-enforce the lesson's learning.
Duration: 65 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 0R2


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The Gold Coast Welcomes You

Target Language: Infinitive of purpose.
Description: A lesson that practices the use of the infinitive to talk about why someone went somewhere (e.g. to see the pyramids, to eat pizza, to visit a friend, etc) The theme of the lesson is tourism and the reason people travel to certain countries, with a particular focus on the Gold Coast in Australia, which forms the basis of the main reading comprehension exercise. The lesson finishes with a speaking activity to practice the infinitive of purpose.
Duration: 50 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1R6
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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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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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Everyday Criminals

Target Language: Talking about minor crimes, reading comprehension, verb patterns.
Description: Students rank minor misdemeanors and then do some vocabulary & phonetics work before the focus of the lesson, a reading about people committing minor crimes. After some reading comprehension exercises, there is some work on higher level verb patterns involving the infinitive and gerund.
Duration: 75 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3R8


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Never Have I Seen

Target Language: Emphasis using inversion, politics and political speeches.
Description: A slightly political feel to this lesson as we focus on inversion as a method of emphasizing. Students identify inversion in excerpts from political speeches, do some practice with them and finally use the same types of structures to write their own political speeches.
Duration: 55 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 4G5
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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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