Caitlin Diebler Caitlin Diebler

TP #6
Intermediate level


Vocabulary related to parties


Main Aims

  • To enable students to understand and use the following lexical items related to parties: guest, invitation, atmosphere, mingle, greet, host, dustpan; housewarming, farewell, surprise, office, fancy dress and birthday parties.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To develop students use of speaking and reading for detailed information within the context of parties


Warmer/Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Ask one S to volunteer and stand at the front of the room. Use materials: party hat, pictures of: balloons, cake, music, presents & friends (other Ss) T-WC: Where is he? (birthday party) Do you like parties? Are birthday parties the only type you can have or can you have other kinds of parties? Ss-Ss: talk about other parties (T sets up invitations)

Exposure (7-10 minutes) • To provide an exposure to the type of language in the lesson

T-WC: Elicit 'invitation'. If I want you to come to my party. What do I say? (Please come to my party/house). If I say this what am I doing? What's the action? (I'm inviting you or giving you an invitation). Around the room are some written invitation to different types of parties. I want you to go around and look at them and think about what kind of party they are. Try to get Ss to come up with housewarming, surprise, etc on their own. If they cannot - write types of parties on WB and Ss match. With words on WB - pronunciation & stress of party types with prints of phonemics if necessary. Model / drill CCQ's if necessary. If Ss have questions maybe go over them now before reading - if there doesn't appear to be much confusion save them for later. Housewarming: Who gives a housewarming party? The person(s) who have moved into the new house. They host it in their new house. Invitation: Is an invitation giving or receiving? Both. You can give or receive an invitation. Theme: 18th birthday/costume are same on the invitation. If the main idea around the 18th birthday party was a masquerade, what's that called? If there is a main idea for a party what do we call that?

Language Focus (8-11 minutes) • To provide students an opportunity to practice reading for detailed information

Atmosphere: In (student's) birthday party what did he have there? Balloons, cake, etc. Are these things important? Do they help make his party better? All these things together do what? They create something. What's another word for party mood? In new pairs - Ss talk about top 3 things for a good party atmosphere. Great, now remember your ideas as you read this article. WKST name, "How to throw the best party ever!" They have lots of ideas about how to create a good atmosphere and throw a great party. Read it and see if your ideas are the same. T-WC Did you have the same ideas? Address any questions on vocabulary throughout the reading.

Productive Task(s) (6-10 minutes) • To provide an opportunity for controlled practice of target vocabulary

WKST. Fill in the blank with partner. Use the text to help you. FB: PPT for fill in the blank. Ss write with marker the missing sentences OR have second PPT slide ready with answer key inside to save time. Address the stress of vocabulary words on WB if needed.

Semi controlled practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with speaking of TL through semi controlled interactive activity

T gives each S a small paper with a vocabulary item on it, e.g. host mingle invitation. Ss keep it a secret. Survey WKST given. T demos activity. Ss get out of their seats and use speaking or miming to indicate the vocabulary word they have been given. When a S guesses a peer's word they write it on their survey next to the peer's name. Ss repeat throughout class to all Ss.

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