Mohamad Dabbagh Mohamad Dabbagh

Mohamad Dabbagh / lesson TP2
intermediate level


This lesson continues with the same context as the previous and the reading texts in that lesson provide a model of writing in this lesson. They also provide a source of TL in this lesson.


Abc A handout of ex 1
Abc A handout of ex 6 and 7
Abc Useful language box in the handout of ex 7

Main Aims

  • To provide practice in writing a book review

Subsidiary Aims

  • To review relative clauses and give practice in modifying adverbs and strong adjectives


Warmer/Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T focuses Ss on the clauses in ex 5. Let the Ss discuss the exercise in pairs/groups. T takes FB and is ready for any questions.

Writing sentences (5-6 minutes) • To let Ss practice what they have learnt

T provides a model for ex 6a (e.g. the one in the handout and then T asks students to work in pairs. T helps and monitors where needed. Ss change pairs to compare what they wrote and answer the question in ex 6b. T takes general feedback and deals with any errors noted

Pre-writing a review task 1 (2-3 minutes) • Preparing to write a review

For writing in ex 7, T makes sure to give Ss time to prepare. T puts them in three groups to choose a book or a film to write about. If any S cannot think of a book, they can work with someone who has - or if student wants to work individually, they can

Pre-writing a review task 2 (2-3 minutes) • To let Ss evaluate a book or a film

T gives Ss time think of the positive and negative things about the book and maybe take some notes

Pre-writing a review task 3 (3-5 minutes) • To show Ss how to organize their reviews

T focuses the Ss on one of the reviews from the previous lesson and gives them a useful language box. T let Ss elicit how it should be organized

Setting the review activity (10-13 minutes) • To motivate Ss to write a good review

T sets an audience for the review - a school magazine. T gives Ss some paper to write on. T gets Ss to choose a scribe/secretary to be responsible for writing. In groups where someone has not read the book, they should be the scribe so they have a clear role. Ss work together to write their review. T monitors and helps where needed

Post-writing task 1 (5-7 minutes) • To get Ss read and discuss the reviews

T puts the Ss on the walls and Ss can walk around to read them- and maybe decide if they would like to read the book being reviewed - or if they read it already, decide if they agree with the review. T takes some general FB

If time post-writing task 2 (2-5 minutes) • To correct Ss errors

If time T does some delayed error correction

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