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TP 7 | Vocabulary & guided writing | City and Country, Describing a place
Elementary level


In this lesson, the students will have practised vocabulary in the context of 'City and Country'. They will have also practisd guided writing in the context of 'Describing a place'.


Abc Slides TP 7
Abc Handout
Abc lined writing paper for writing task

Main Aims

  • To review and practise vocabulary in the context of 'City and Country'

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practise guided writing in the context of 'Describing a place'


Warmer/Lead-in (8-10 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students; to activate schemata

Using the images provided on page 80 of the SB, I elicit the vocabulary related to the city and coutry.

Exposure /Word chain game (5-6 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to use as much of today's vocabulary as possible

(Exercise 4 on page 80 of SB) SS to be divided into 2 groups - one going for a walk in the city, the other one in the country. Explain and demonstrate the game carefully Depending on how the game progresses, we will attempt to do 2-3 runs.

Pre-writing /Planning #1 (4-5 minutes) • To familiarize SS with linking words (relative pronouns)

Demonstrate / elicit with a slide. How can two sentence be joined to enhance writing? Brief revision of 'which' where' and 'who'.

Pre-writing /Planning #2 (4-5 minutes) • To introduce SS to a text about a city and to practise relative pronouns

Handout, ex. 2 (from page 121 of SB) SS to work alone and check in pairs; answer key provided - look for key words; demonstrate with (1): River Thames: is it a thing or a place or a person? (in case I am short of time, we may complete the entire exercise in class)

Writing (10-12 minutes) • To provide SS with an opportunity to use target language by writing about a place of their choice

Context: SS to think of their hometown or a town, village or city they like very much - imagine you live there and want to invite your best friend to visit - write a letter to your best friend, telling him or her about the place and why it is a good idea to visit - Paragraph 1: What's the name? Where is it? Is it big/small? - Paragraph 2: What is it famous for? / What is special about it? / What can visitors do? - Paragraph 3: Does it have any problems? - Paragraph 4: What do you like best about it?

Post-writing /Feedback (4-5 minutes) • To let SS share their letters with others

Depending on timing, SS can go around the class room and read a few of the letters. Otherwise, SS can volunteer to tell the class about the place they wrote about. Final feedback.

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