Burcu Turk Saracoglu Burcu Turk Saracoglu

Burcu Türk Saraçoğlu - TP 3
Intermediate level


In this class, ss will practice functional vocabulary in the context of hopes, dreams and ambitions. First, context will be constructed, second ss will listen for gist, and then TL will be highlighted, and after that TL will be clarified. Ss will have controlled practice, semi-controlled practice and freer practice for the TL in the context of hopes, dreams and ambitions.


Abc My hopes and dreams HO/ 3A
Abc English Unlimited Intermediate Coursebook
Abc Listening Track 1.22
Abc Listening Track 1.23
Abc Listening Track 1.24
Abc WB
Abc Warm-up Pictures
Abc Sentences from Ex. 3 HO

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification/review and practice of functional vocabulary to talk about hopes, dreams and ambitions.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist in listening in the context of expressing hopes, dreams and ambitions
  • To provide fluency in using functional language in the context of expressing hopes, dreams and ambitions.


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students.

The context is constructed with the help of three pictures on WB and the words; "hope, dream and ambition" written under them. Meanings of the words are elicited from the ss.

Exposure / Listening for Gist (4-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through listening.

-Ss look at the three pictures on the book and tell what the people are doing. T elicits the words "rock music, drown, train/training" by asking CCQ and follow up questions if needed. - Ss listen to the recording 1.22 and match the speakers to the pictures, peer check the answers. T takes w/c feedback. - Ss tell which functional language the people are using to talk hopes, dreams and ambitions.

Highlighting / Listening for specific information. (5-6 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the functional vocabulary in the context of hopes, dreams and ambitions.

Ss read the beginnings and ends of the sentences and match them up in groups in three minutes. Ss check the answers by listening the track 1.22 again. T hands out "Sentences from Ex 3 HO" as an answer key. Ss peer check. T takes W/C feedback.

Clarification (4-5 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the functional vocabulary in the context of hope, dreams and ambitions.

-Ss discuss the meaning of each structure in ex. 3 in their groups. T elicits answers from ss, asks CCQ if needed.

Controlled Practice (4-5 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

T writes an example sentence on the board to demonstrate the activity, ss write 5 sentences about their hopes, dreams and ambitions in three minutes. Ss peer-check in their groups. T takes W/C feedback.

Semi-Controlled Practice in pronunciation of Schwa sound and stress in the sentence. (5-6 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice.

Ss look at the sample sentence given in exercise 5 and listen to the track 1.23. Ss look at the HO with the sentences in exercise 3, and mark the stressed syllables and schwa sounds in the sentences in their groups in 3 minutes. Ss listen to the track 1.23 and look at the answer key to check their answers. T takes w/c feedback.

Freer Practice (12-13 minutes) • To provide students with freer practice of the functional vocabulary in the context of hopes, dreams and ambitions.

T mingles the class so ss have new pairs, t demonstrates the activity by choosing one of the circles on "My hopes and dreams HO/3a" herself, and putting it onto the board, makes a short note, asks a "why" question to herself, answers by using TL. T tells ss to choose four of of the circles and write a short note about their hopes, dreams and ambitions under each and gives out the HO. T clarifies the meaning of "pipe dream". Ss make their notes in three minutes, ask and answer the questions about the things they have written under the circles. Ss use the phrases in the language box in the HO. Ss stops talking and talk about the most interesting, the strangest/funniest pipe dream, hopes or similar ambitions in w/c.

Wrap Up (1-2 minutes) • To wrap up the lesson

T elicits the structures of the day from the ss and finishes the lesson.

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