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Lesson 4: Lexis
Primary A1-A2 level


In this lesson students continue with their book project and look at lexis related to coins. Students make their own coins to add to their books and continue with the story "Jim and the Beanstalk".


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Main Aims

  • To provide exposure to a range of lexis relating to coins in the context of the story of Jim and the Giant

Subsidiary Aims

  • Non-Linguistic:


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

Students listen to teacher re-read story up to breakfast scene to review vocabulary and orientate students for next task. Brief discussion about the play on words "glasses/beer glasses", ask students if there are similar words in Arabic. Students predict content of next pages, read up to oculist. Explain oculist

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

Students make page 7 of their books, and write: THE GIANT NEEDS GLASSES They then illustrate the page.

Useful Language (15-20 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Students are shown the coin that the giant gives Jim, and introduced to the language related to it (eg gold, value, "Guaranteed Genuine Gold", motif, the date, an inscription" Students look at a variety of countries coins and pick their favourites. Teacher reformulates/feeds language to consolidate. Students then make their own coins thinking about value, motif etc. Coins are stuck on page 8 with the text: "THE GIANT GIVES "x" A COIN"

Close Lesson (optional) (2-3 minutes) • To draw lesson to a close and continue story

Teacher re-reads story up until .....and ran off to the oculist

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