Irem Sari Irem Sari

Intermediate level


In this lesson, Sts talks about their "firsts", then they read and listen about relationships followed by a speking activity


Abc Handout

Main Aims

  • To provide gist listening practice using a text about dating in the context of relationships
  • To provide scan reading practice using a text about twenty-first century dating in the context of relationships

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of the secrets of a successful relationship


Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set the context and elicit some information from the students

T writes "FIRSTS" on the board and elicits some examples from Sts and writes them "first love, first holiday etc..."

Introducing useful words (7-8 minutes) • To make Sts familiar with some related words

T circles the "first love". T asks some Sts questions to introduce the useful words: -Do you remember your first love? - Was it love at first sight? - Are you still together or did you split up? - Are you married? - Do you remember the day when your husband proposed to you? - When did you get married? - So, on __________, what are you going to do? You are going to celebrate your __________ After each question, T writes the words on the board and clarifies their meaning, form of speech, pronunciation and stress.

Turn-taking (6-7 minutes) • To make Sts practice speaking in pairs

T shows the HO to the Sts and tells them to choose 2 "firsts" Sts talk about one of them in pairs (3 min.), then they talk about the second one with the other person next to them (3min.) T asks some Sts as to what they learnt about their friends

Gist reading (3-4 minutes) • To make Sts read for general ideas

T shows the second HO to the Sts T asks about the pictures and the title: - What do you see here? - What is their relationship? - What is the title? What does it mean? - So, the text could be about __________. Let's read the text and see if you are right. T gives them 30 seconds to skim the text T asks Sts to check their opinions with their partners and then asks for the result

Detailed Reading (5-6 minutes) • To make Sts find specific information

T asks Sts to go over the text again and do the fill in the gap exercise with their partners T asks for the answers and writes them on the board T elicits Sts opinions about the couples by asking " Which relationship has the best chance to success? Why? ", and in pairs, Sts discuss their opinions by giving reasons T asks for their ideas (lead-in to the listening)

Gist & Detailed listening (4-5 minutes) • To make Sts listen for the general idea

T tells the Sts that the listening is about what happened to their relationships after a year Sts do the listening and check if their opinion about the previous question (Which relationship has the best chance to success? Why?) is correct or not T asks for the answer and the reasons then writes them on the board

Follow up (10-12 minutes) • To make Sts create their own ideas and discuss in pairs

T writes "secrets of a successful relationship" on the board T asks Sts to discuss and choose the most important 3 elements, including the reasons in groups of 3 (depening the number it can be a PW) Then Sts come together with another group/pair and choose the most important 2 elements Then WC becomes a circle and decides the top 2 factors

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