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Hitch: Imperative Forms

This is a great, funny scene for the students to practice imperative forms. The lesson plan below provides them with plenty of opportunities for free communication, controlled oral practice and writing as well. Hitch, the character played by Will Smith, gives lots of advice using the grammar point and the topic is extremely familiar to everyone, especially teens. I hope you like it.


A. Talk to a partner about the following questions:

1. How do you feel when you go on a first date with someone?

2. What are the basic rules you follow on a first date?

3. What are the signs that your date is not interested in you?

4. What do you do when you observe that?



B. Give 3 (three) pieces of advice to someone who is going on a first date to the
following places. Don’t repeat them. Make sure you use imperative forms.


To a photograph exhibition

1. ……………………………………………………………….....

2. ………………………………………………………………….

3. ………………………………………………………………….

To a night club

1. ………………………………………………………………….

2. ………………………………………………………………….

3. …………………………………………………………………


To the movies

1. ………………………………………………………………….

2. ………………………………………………………………….

3. ………………………………………………………………….
C. Read the alternatives below and guess which ones are recommended on a
first date according to Hitch, the counseler.

1. When you go to a photograph exhibition on a first date…

a. Be the real you
b. Give her plenty of space
c. Stay next to your date when she lingers on a picture.
d. Maintain visual contact all the time.
e. Try to be as funny as possible.

2.When you go to a night club…

a. Dance all the time.
b. Walk a little when you leave the club.
c. Ask her/him what she thought about the show.
d. Look at her mouth when you are talking to each other
e. Listen to what she is saying and respond.




Answer Key:

C. Correct items:
1. a,b,d
2. b,c,e






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