Make and Do collocations Lesson Plan

Today I am sharing a lesson plan that presents and practices make/do collocations. This lesson is for elementary level students (teens/adults but not for very young learners). What is the lesson about? It is about Jack and Maria’s love story. In particular, what they do before the date, what they say during the date and notes about household chores once they are living together : ).

In this post you will find  a brief lesson plan for a 45 minute lesson (the role play and note writing can last longer) along with a downloadable detailed lesson plan, handouts and a PPT.

Skills practiced: speaking, writing (mostly).

I hope you like this lesson. I used it with adult learners and they had loads of fun.

Teaching idea: Add a theatrical vibe to the session: Bring in some props like champagne glasses, flowers and have a table with two seats in the middle of the class.

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 Brief lesson plan

Lead in: T. shows picture of a couple and sts fill in a table about how men and women prepare before a date (4 mins).

Task 1: Ss read two diary entries (Maria and Jack’s) and find the collocations in the texts (4 mins).

Task 2: Reading comprehension task based on diary entries (6 mins).

Task 3: Ss tick a collocation grid (4 mins).

Task 4: Ss match the collocations in task 3 to phrases in task 4 (4 mins).

Task 5: Brief speaking task about what ppl talk about during dates, followed by a presentation of new collocations which is then followed by a role play. Ss act as if they are Maria and Jack on a date. They use as many collocations as they can (16 mins).

Task 6: Ss write a note related to household chores as Maria and Jack now live together. Ss use the collocations they have learnt today (6 mins).


Lesson Plan can be found below:


The handouts can be found below:

Make – do handout

You can find the PPT here:

Please let me know how this goes.

Till next time…..


2 thoughts on “Make and Do collocations Lesson Plan

  1. A wonderful lesson plan which I will use in the future. I love using target language in context and really squeezing out the language as much as possible whether it is from a role-play or another activity to reinforce what has been pre-taught.


    • Hi Martin!!
      I am glad you liked it. I enjoyed making it :D. I will be sharing some more lesson plans here as well. You may want to check out the video-based session I shared yesterday (Kindergartener’s ABCs help save father’s life) cause it is real fun and my learners really like it!!
      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.


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