In this C2 lesson plan, the student will learn and practice using vocabulary related to applying for scholarships and grants. They will also learn how to use dependent prepositions.
Have you ever had a great idea or dreamt about going to grad school but found yourself with no other choice but to give up on your dreams because of lack of money? There are so many different reasons for applying for a scholarship or a grant. In this lesson you will not only revise and learn dependent prepositions but you will dive into the world of new opportunities. Who knows!? Maybe the next 60 minutes will result in some unexpected life changes? Be bold! Go for it!
Warm-up: Guess the word
As a warm-up activity, the student reveals the hints to guess the final words (grant and scholarship).
Definitions of the final words are provided for the student to read them and complete them with the correct prepositions (to, of, at, for, and with). Then, the student needs to match the words scholarship, prize, and bursary with the correct meanings and images. This is followed by a quick discussion related to scholarships and grants.
Video: 5 tips on applying for scholarships
The student watches a useful video 5 tips on applying for scholarships and afterwards tries to remember all the five tips mentioned.
Pretending they’re a member of a board that decides on who gets funding, the student ranks the project ideas from 1 to 5, based on brief descriptions.
The student reads reasons people give when applying for a grant or scholarship and corrects the mistakes related to the use of prepositions. Then, they complete the definitions of some useful topic-related words (beneficiaries, match funding, outcomes, outputs) using correct prepositions.
Steps of applying for scholarships
In this part, the student gets familiar with the key steps of applying for most scholarships and puts them in the correct order. They also mark statements about the application process as true or false. In order to get familiar with ‘grant application lingo’, they read sentences taken from real grant applications and decide whether they would put them at the beginning or end of their application.
They proceed to learn a couple more application phrases such as cater for, apply for funding, acquaint sb with sth, be eligible for, etc.
Finally, they sort out the words from the box according to prepositions they collocate with (e.g. submit by, provide with, tailor to, etc.).
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