Bethan Bethan

Elementary level


In this lesson ss will focus on functional language for describing people.


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Main Aims

  • To provide review and practice of functional language and adjectives in the context of describing people.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide specific information listening practice focusing on nouns and adjectives in the context of describing people.
  • To provide controlled speaking practice in the context of describing people.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

On WB: What does she look like? Model x2 and drill chorally, individually (NB) Shut- up Write: She's short and thin. She likes basketball. She's a teacher. She has fair hair. Ask Cait to stand next to me. Ss spot incorrect answers and delete. Give 3 pens to Ss to write one thing at a time swap pens. Include all Ss. Repeat Q ONCE if necessary. Cait sit down. Delete she and write 'he' (in red). Next to she's short write He's tall. Say Not Cait. Stick paper man to board. Give out pens to elicit more descriptions. Peer check, allow time for self correction. Elicit full sentences if necessary.

Exposure (2-3 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Matching questions to answers from Functional Language box. demo instructions. Game. 2 teams Manchester United, Chelsea. Descriptions on paper skirt. Question cards. 1st student picks a question card, finds the description to match. sticks them together in team box. Peer check. Note any problems. Who has most correct answers. Feed back deal with any problems

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Highlighting Form. -- Choose the correct word. Example. Circle. Show H/O 1. Work alone. Give H/O 1. She has glasses/tall. She's black hair/young. She's glasses/pretty. She has young/green eyes. Check with partner. While Ss work write She has and she's. W/C FB --Point out form --She has + noun. She's + adjective.

Clarification (8-8 minutes) • To clarify meaning form pronunciation of the target language

Ex 1-3 1."Now Listening." Play recording one word at a time. Prompt Ss to make sentences using "she has" and "she's" Drill chorally.-- Play recording again this time nominating individual S for each sentence. Don't speak just conduct. (2mins) 2. Show H/O 2 correct the sentences. Add one word. Check with partner. Monitor from side of class. As Ss finish give a pen and number to write on board. Peer check and make corrections.(2 mins) 3. Game- who is it? Write 3 Q's on the board. what does --- look like? How old is ---? What colour------- does --- have? Elicit from ss the gaps.---Demo I'm thinking of a Ss. Ask me questions. guess- who is it? hand over game to ss (4 mins) when finished clean board.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

State aim- Find someone the same. Show the card. Elicit questions Read description -you are tall and thin. Write 1 What do you look like? -- Age young about 34 years old-- 2. How old are you? Demo with a student. This is me.This is you. Point to Q1 to elicit question answer I am tall and thin. What do you look like? I am tall and thin. Point to Q2 How old are you? I'm young about 34. How old are you? I'm young about 34. Stand up Ask your partner then ask your classmates. Find someone the same. Then sit down together Give out the cards. check pairs. when they sit down. Clean board

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

Lead in Show pictures of famous people. Elicit names to write on the board. Under picture. (What's his name?) What do you know about Elvis? Do same for each Famous person. Write : What does he look like? Point to Elvis. He's tall and thin. He has dark hair... Group Ss: A's and B's. Each group looks at their pictures and describes them. Use books for colour pictures. Give group A pg 132 What does he look like? What does she look like? 4 people. Group B page 135 What does he look like? What does she look like? 4 people.

Semi-Controlled Practice (5-7 minutes) • To concept check further

Flash the photocopies "Are the pictures the same?" Describe your pictures to your partner are the pictures the same or different. Demo -In my picture Elvis is... Regroup into pairs. Do you show your pictures to to your partner? NO-- Give out photocopies of same pages A's pg132. B's pg135. FB Which pictures are the same? Which pictures are different? Why?

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