Hande Akar Hande Akar

Intermediate level


In this lesson, the aim is to present and practice the vocabulary of money within the context of ‘Spend or Save’.


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Abc English File Intermediate Students' Book
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Main Aims

  • To provide practice of the Vocabulary of Money within the context of ‘Spend or Save’ in the context of money

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practise listening to find the meaning of unknown words or phrases


Warmer/Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students and to create rapport

Start the lesson by asking how they are today and get answers. Then, say how you are and why. Tell them you were very rich in your dream last night. Then, ask them if they would like to be rich or not and they save or spend their money. After getting their answers, let them work in pairs by asking these questions ''Do you save or spend? Do you think money make people happy?''. Give 2 minutes. After that, ask each of them about their partner. Get answers and then start presenting the target vocabulary.

Presentation (11-12 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a story

Make them listen to a part of a song called 'Money, Money, Money'. And ask if they know the song. Tell them you have a friend and she always listens to that song and want them to listen to learn why. Then, start telling a story which includes the target vocabulary. While telling the story, ask some questions to them in order to make it more enjoyable. After telling the story, elicit the meaning of the words and model and drill the word chorally and individually. Write the words on the board and ask if the word is a noun, an adjective or a verb. Finally, write them in phonemic script.

Practice (7-8 minutes) • To provide students with the practice of target vocabulary

When they get the meaning of the words, divide them into pairs, give pictures and want them to match the pictures with the definitions. Get feedback after they finish. And then, to make it a bit more competitive, divide them into 2 groups and make them stand in 2 lines and read them the meanings of the words or example sentences, the first group who answer first wins.

Pre-Listening (2-3 minutes) • To develop gist listening for listening

Ask some questions for the gist of listening. Ask them what the song is mostly about. Get the answers after listening.

While Listening (3-5 minutes) • To develop listening for specific information

Ask them to complete the gaps with the phrases they have just learnt. If they can't do it the first time, play it twice. Check if they did it right or not.

Listening for contextual guessing (3-4 minutes) • To guess the meaning of the words

Ask them match the phrases with the meanings. They already know some of the words, but there some words, they might know before or they might just guess it from the context. They work in pairs.

Pronunciation (8-9 minutes) • To provide students with pronunciation of some words

After finishing listening part, work on some words' pronunciation and also their stress. Show them the differences between sounds by drilling chorally and individually, also highlight the stress. Write the words on the board to make them see how they spelt as well.

Production • To make students use the vocabulary they have learnt in a context

Want them to write a paragraph by using the words they have just learnt as a homework.

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