Ahmed K Alshammari Ahmed K Alshammari

Focus on Leisure
B1 (Intermediate) level


In this lesson students will be focusing on speaking, with sub aims of functional language and listening. We will start with a warm up by asking Ss about what type of magazine they read and why they like it. We will then listen to people designing a magazine, followed by two questions on the board about it. two sets of vocabulary - professions and vocabulary from the text - that will be presented through a mingling and a controlled activity. Ss will have the opportunities to make predictions about the text, and they will then skim it to see if they were right. We will then do a more speaking activity where students will design a new community lifestyle magazine and explain their ideas once they finish.


Main Aims

  • To provide Ss practice in speaking for fluency and accuracy.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To interduce functional language to Ss To provide Ss practice in listening to develop their receptive skills


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

T will ask one S to sit in a chair with his back to the board, facing the Ss.T then asks Ss not to say the word that he will write on the board to their friend.T clarifies that you can only give some hints/clues for that word. Finally, T writes the word '' magazine'' on the board.

Exposure (5-8 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through listening

T informs Ss,you will listen to people designing a magazine and find out: 1. Do they all agree about the photo? 2. Do they put all photos in the magazine? T plays the record.

Functioal Language (5-7 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

T writes some functional language form the listening record like: I agree, I disagree, I think, in my opinion. and T add some other words: my advice, I feel that, etc. T encourages Ss to use this expressions

Productive Task (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

1.T tells Ss that they are in 'focus groups' to design a new community lifestyle magazine. T should make sure that Ss know 'focus group' meaning. T clarifies the life style magazine meaning for Ss. 2. T puts Ss into groups of 3 or 4 explaining that each group will have the following: -A chairperson to control the group and ask questions. -A secretary to keep notes of their ideas. 3.T gives a handout to the chairperson and secretary and allow them to ask if there is something not clear. 4.T asks chairperson to begin working on designing the magazine. 5.T checks their work and assist Ss when needed. 6.Once Ss finishes, T asks each group to select their 5 best ideas. 7.T asks secretary to explain the five ideas to the class. 8.T asks the class about what they think about their ideas.

Feedback and Error Correction (3-5 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

T will check Ss pronunciation while Ss' feedback and correct them.

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