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speaking lesson
upper-intermediate level


in this lesson, Ss will be exposed to a vocabulary building exercise and a receptive skill exercise by listening for specific details to. After that, Ss will use the language they learned in the previous exercises in a productive skill with a speaking task.


Abc "how to .. books"
Abc Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate Students Book pg.64
Abc Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate Students Book pg.65
Abc Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate Teachers Book pg.48
Abc Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate Students Book pg.166

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency in speaking about dos and don'ts

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide reading for gist and detailed listening practice to learn vocabulary.


warm-up (3-5 minutes) • Introduce the topic

Show Ss pictures of books titled "How to...." Elicit answers about what these books talk about. Elicit the meaning of "dos and don'ts".

Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • Prepare the Ss for the listening and reading task.

-Ask the Ss "Which of the following tips you need to know?" -Give the Ss 1 minute to read the topics. -Ask CCQ's. -Elicit answers.

READING (5-7 minutes) • Provide some new vocabulary they will need in the speaking task.

-Put the Ss in pairs and give them time read the tips. -Guess the words or phrases which can go in gaps. - Ask ICQ's -In pairs, the Ss check their answers. -Give FB and hand out the Answer key.

LISTENING (5-7 minutes) • Provide new vocabulary they will need in the speaking task.

- Ask Ss to listen and check the answers. - In pairs, Ss check the answers. -Hand out Answer key.

SPEAKING (15-20 minutes) • Encourage Ss to talk about tips on 'How to...'

-In ex.1 pg.65, set Ss in groups. -Give Ss time to choose a topic. -In ex.1 a , groups make at least five dos and don'ts for the topic they have chosen. -Mention the "useful language" box and give instructions how to use it. -In ex.2, SS form new groups and tell about the list of tips they have discussed in their old groups. -In ex.3, sit SS in their first groups again, choose the best pieces of advice on each topic. -Elicit ideas from each group.

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