Erfan Erfan

Party lesson
Intermediat level


Abc Gap-fill handout
Abc Different types of party checklist
Abc Text 1
Abc Gap-fill handout answer key

Main Aims

  • To read a text on parties to confirm predictions

Subsidiary Aims

  • To use contexual clues to identify topic-specific vocabulary


Warm-up, Context setting (6-7 minutes) • To set the context and get students ready for it

I will put a picture taken in a party on the board and try to elicit the word 'party' and it's different types by drawing a bubble on the board with the board 'party' in it and ask students for 2 or 3 different types of party. I then put them into groups and ask them to make a list of different types of party ( + ICQs). I will join each group for a couple of seconds to help. They then might write some of their answers on the board.

Pre-Reading (4-5 minutes) • To pre-discuss some of the items in the text.

I will set a situation by saying that we are going to have a party this weekend and try to elicit some of the elements that could make our party more fun. After 2 or 3 items mentioned, I will put students into different groups this time and ask them to list some important elements of a good party. ICQs at the end.

Reading 1 (1-2 minutes) • Skimming the text

I will give them a handout with different items written on it and ask students to take a quick look over the text for 30 seconds (ICQs). Then I will ask them to check how many of the items were mentioned in the text (ICQs). I will elicit answers later on.

Reading 2 (8-10 minutes) • Reading for details

I will give them some comprehension questions about different parts of the text as a HO and ask them to read the text again and try to find the answers. When they are done they will check thier answers in pairs. As they read I will put some new vocab from the text on the board to talk about thier meaning and pronunciation later.

Post-Reading (2-4 minutes) • To let students express thier ideas about the items mentioned in the text

I will ask students whether they agree or disagree with different parts of the text. They will discuss their ideas in different groups. Monitoring and writing error correction sentences on the board.

Vocabulary (3-5 minutes) • To reinforce the meaning for some new party vocab

I will give students the vocabulary HO and ask them to fill in the gaps and check their answer in pairs. They then will write the correct answers on the board. However, I might give them the answers as a HO depending on time.

Production (10-12 minutes) • To let students use the new vocabulary in their speech

I will pre-teach the expression " to throw a party" and then I will ask students to share one of their past experiences about throwing a party with the class. I will ask them to stand up and share with every single student in class later on. I may ask them to retell some of the stories for the class later.

Production 2 (6-8 minutes) • To let students use what they have learnt in their speech

I will ask students to write a short paragraph about their best and worst parties they have ever been to and then share with the class (ICQs).

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