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TP 6b
Beginner level


In this lesson, sts will learn how to say months and ordinal numbers. They will ask and answer questions from each other using the cards. They will do a mingle activity to practice months and ordinal numbers.


Abc picture of a birthday cake
Abc A calendar
Abc ex. for matching, months, HO
Abc drilling, listening track 8.8
Abc drilling, listening track 8.9, 8.10
Abc Cards with the name of a month and a date
Abc Ex. for matching the sentences and dates, HO
Abc Put the words in order
Abc Ex. 6 c. mingling activity
Abc Cards with the name of a month

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of months and ordinal numbers in the context of birthday

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of months
  • To provide clarification and practice of ordinal numbers


Warmer/Lead-in (4-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

-T sticks a picture of "a birthday cake" on the board to elicit the word "a cake" -T asks questions "when do you usually eat a cake?" "what kind of cake is it?" to elicit the word "birthday".

Vocabulary work (10-12 minutes) • To provide clarification and practice of months

-T asks What month is it now? to elicit the name of the month. -T shows HO, says these are months (January, February etc.) and gives instructions to write the missing months in the sentences, gives out HO. Sts work in pairs. -T changes sts' partners to check their answers. FB. - T gives out the answer-key. -T asks questions What is before February? what is after February? etc. to check their understanding of the TL, plays the listening track 8.8 (adapted from F2F starter, course book) to listen and drill the words. - T shows the calendar, writes the words on the board, marks the stress and drills them again. WC and individual st. drilling. -T asks a student sitting at the top to say January, the next st has to say the next month and so on. -T shows a card, reads what is written there (e.g.March), st1 without saying the word March, should explain it to st2 (e.g.It is before April) and student2 should guess what month is it? (March).

Vocabulary work (10-12 minutes) • To clarify and practice ordinal numbers of the TL

-T shows the HO, gives instructions to complete the sentences and use the dates which are given there. Sts work in pairs. FB. -T sticks the answer-key on the wall, sts check their answers. -T asks a question " what is the date today?" to elicit the date. -T says, if I get to work at 8.00, Ellif gets to work at 8:15, who gets first? to clarify the meaning of ordinal numbers. -T plays track 8.9, 8.10 (adapted from F2F, starter, course book), sts drill the numbers. -T shows the calendar, writes on the board the numbers which can cause problems to sts, marks the stress, underlines the suffixes and drills again.

Controlled practice (12-15 minutes) • To provide practice of the TL

-T shows a card, reads the word written in the card (e.g.December 1), gives instructions to write it as "the 1st December". Sts work alone. Sts do peerchecking. FB -T gives out the answer-key. -T divides the class into 2 groups, shows the HO, gives instructions to read the words and put them in order, T demos, writes the examples on the board (e.g, 1) 12th December, 2) 23rd May etc.). Sts work in groups. FB. Each st get a partner from another group and check their answers. -T writes the answers on the board. - T asks sts to stand up, and gives instructions to ask a question in the HO, and to write the answer and the name of a student there, and find a learner whose birthday is in the same month as his/her. T demos by asking one student his/her bd. WC FB -T asks sts to sit down, and asks s1 "When is your bd?" s1 answers "in July". -T asks "who else has bd in July? s1 answers "Elif" etc. Delayed error correction. Wrap up to the lesson.

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