What we do and why we do it (expressing purpose)

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Grammar - expressing purpose with to and for

expressing purpose with to and for

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LESSON OVERVIEW

In this lesson based on a video about reasons why people work, students practise expressing purpose with to and for. They also discuss everyday activities in the workplace and discover some collocations to describe a day at work.

A2 / Pre‐Intermediate75 minStandard LessonUnlimited Plan

WARM UP & COLLOCATIONS

The warm-up starts with a matching activity. Students put together half phrases and create collocations to describe a typical day at work (e.g. keep track of tasks, check your inbox). After that, they discuss their everyday activities at work and talk about their preferences. The following task checks how much students know about different team communication apps and tools used in the workplace (e.g. Slack, Google Docs). Students identify the tools and apps from the given list, decide what each of them is used for and complete eight sentences with the correct phrase given in a box. They read the statements again and decide if they are true for their workplaces.

VIDEO & EXPRESSING PURPOSE WITH TO AND FOR

In the second part of the lesson, students watch a video about reasons why people work. Before watching it, they make their own predictions. Then, they watch the video, look at a list of eight given reasons and tick the ones mentioned. The following exercise focuses on expressing purpose with to and for. Students once again analyse the sentences from the previous stage of the lesson and complete the rules regarding the use of to and for. Once the rules are completed and correct examples provided, students practise expressing purpose with to and for by completing nine gapped sentences with either to or for. The last exercise gives students the opportunity to practise the new structure further. They use the words and phrases from a given table to create questions related to work. Then, they exchange them with their partners and answer, using the structure for expressing purpose with to and for.

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  1. silvigir

    Great job Olia! Thanks!

    1. Olia

      Thank you!

  2. Barbara Oliveira

    Great lesson!

    1. Olia

      Thanks, I’m happy that you like it

  3. valentina2846

    Loved it!

    1. Olia

      Thanks, it’s great to know that you enjoyed the lesson!

  4. Cinthia Cardoso

    Great!!!!

  5. Ngwaforstella

    Great job.

    1. Olia

      Thank you!

  6. TEACHERS EM UNIAO

    Excellent!

  7. mbaigos

    Where can I find the worksheets for this video?

    1. Justa

      Hi there! To get access to this lesson plan, you have to be our Unlimited Plan subscriber.

  8. miga

    Thank you

  9. TUFAN KOCAK

    thank you so much

    1. Olia

      🙂

  10. tforlove

    Amazing lesson! I’ve used it with B2 students who still struggle with to/for. Thanks a lot!

    1. Olia

      I’m glad you’ve found the lesson useful 🙂

  11. Oksana Zadorozhna

    on slide 17, rule D should include both verb+ing and noun, I guess

    1. Olia

      you’re right, both options are highlighted 🙂

      1. Oksana Zadorozhna

        they aren’t. I may send a screenshot

        1. Olia

          Yes, please email us at hello@eslbrains.com and send us a screenshot and more details of you system settings: your browser, operating system and screen resolution. Thanks!

  12. Luciana Adán

    Lovely lesson! I just can’t seem to download the students’ version pdf.

    1. Olia

      Thanks for your comment!
      Everything works fine on our end. If you’re experiencing some trouble, please email us at hello@eslbrains.com 🙂

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