Lesson Plan of Phrases

Lesson Plan of Phrases with ‘Have’, ‘Go’, ‘Take’ and ‘Make’

English Grade V

Students’ Learning Outcomes

·         Use more words and phrases that usually go with the verbs have, go, take and make.

Information for Teachers

·         Take is one of the most commonly used verbs in the English language whose basic meaning is to move something or somebody from one place to another, e.g. take a walk/a bus / a train, take a minute / a while /ten minutes, take exercise, take an interest in, take photo, take a seat, take a bath /shower, take care, take a look, take milk / sugar in tea / coffee, take a break.


 Make bed, make plans, make arrangements, make up your mind.
 Go for a walk, go shopping, go to school, go home etc.
  Have to (compulsion / obligation) = I have to do this work, I have to go, you have to go and meet this person, she has to complete her work today.
     To have (possession= I have a bag.
·         To have (states) = I have a headache, a tooth ache, a backache.
·         To have (relationships) = I have a brother / sister.
·         To have (to talk about actions) = I have my dinner / lunch / meal / drink /milk.
·         Have fun, have lunch, dinner, have an exam.

Material / Resources

Chalk/marker, board, textbook

Worm up activity

·         Write the word ‘go’ on the board and ask the students that what comes to your mind when you see this word.
(Expected response: I go home; I go to school / shopping etc.
·         Then write the word ‘have’ and ask the same question
(The possible answers would be (I have a pen, I have to brothers and sisters, etc.)
·         Write ‘make’ on the board and ask the students can you tell me small phrases and sentences with make.
(Expected response: make tea/food)
·         Ask the students to make sentences with ‘take’
(Expected answers: I take tea / lunch, etc.)
·         Give your input where required.


Activity 1

·         Write the following phrases on the board and ask the students to read and discuss in pairs.
·         Inform students that the verbs take, make, have can be used in other senses too. For example ‘take’ doesn’t always mean to remove an object and keep it for you; it can also refer to doing something.
·         Ask the students to guess the meanings of the following.
o   Take – take a walk / a bus / a train, take a nap, take a seat/take a bath, take care, take milk / lunch and take a break, take a class, take an exam, take turns.
o   Make – make tea / food, make drawings, make bed, make arrangements, plans.
o   Go – go to school, go home / shopping, go for a dinner / lunch / walk etc.
o   Have – have a toothache, have fun, have dinner / lunch, have an exam.
o   After some discussion ask the students to make sentences using the above brainstormed words and phrases.
o   Tell them to make three sentences each.
o   Monitor and help the students.

Activity 2

·         Write the following exercise on the board and ask the students to copy.
·         Tell them to do the exercise in pairs.
·         Monitor and help the students.
a)      My father ________ (take, go) two cups of tea in the breakfast.
b)      I ____________ (go, have) to school with my friends.
c)       My mother ___________ (make, go) arrangements of the pick nicks.
d)      We ________________ (take, make) fun in the recess.
e)      I ____________________ (make, have) two school bags.
Answers key: (take, go, makes, make, have)
·         Once the students are finished with the exercise, write the correct options on the board and ask them to self – correct their work.

Activity 3

·         Ask the students to work in pairs or small groups and find at least five phrases or sentences with have, go, take and make each.
·         Give them 10 minutes for this activity.
·         Divide the class into two big groups and draw a column on the board.
·         Ask the groups to make sentences with take, make, go and have on their turns.
·         Tell them that the team who would make maximum correct sentences and phrases with these words will be the winners.

Activity 4

·         Ask students to write a poem. Tell them instead of the last words rhyming. The first word of each line will be one of the verbs done in the lesson.
For example:
After I took the exam,
I took the bus home.
I took a nap.
Now I have to take a shower.

Sum up / Conclusion

·         Tell some words and phrases with ‘have’ and ‘go’, ‘make’, and ‘take’


·         Once the students are done, ask them to exchange and check each other’s work and give feedback.
·         Ask the students to make correction in their work and make the sentences again.

Follow up

·         Ask the students to find at least 3 words and phrases which go with the verbs go and have, make and take.

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