Somebody, Something – Free ESL Lesson Plan

Our new ESL Lesson Plan within the Nouns & Articles Curriculum helps your students understand how to use somebody and something in a sentence. This is a robust lesson plan with clear descriptions, examples, and practice opportunities.

When should you teach the Somebody, Something lesson?

The lesson suits CEFR B1 (WIDA: Developing) students and can be taught to children, teenagers, and adults. Some recommended prerequisites to this lesson are the use of some and any, and the use of anybody and nobody.

How to teach the Somebody, Something lesson

Before we begin, remember:

  • We use some in positive sentences (e.g., I usually eat some bread with pasta)
  • We use some for offers and requests (e.g., Would you like some tea?)

This lesson goes over:

  • how to use somebody, someone, something, and somewhere
  • how to use anywhere and nowhere
  • how to form sentences with something/anything + adjective/infinitive (e.g., something new, something to drink)

Students will have plenty of opportunities to practice through fill-in-the-blank questions and create their own sentences.

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