Ali Erdem Ali Erdem

Lesson 5
Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson students will students will focus on speaking. To start the lesson students will be asked to look through the text from the previous lesson and find suitable words to complete the sentences for exercise 1. With the line numbers next to the questions, students will be able to refer back to the text. Following the lexis activity, students will be put into groups and will be asked to discuss whether the statements from the first activity are true in their country. Then I will go over word stress patterns with the students and get them to hum the patterns. I will ask the students to read the words aloud in their groups to feel which words match which stress patterns. Then they will be asked to match the appropriate stress pattern with the correct column of school subjects. After the word stress exercise, students will listen to a recording to check their answers to the word stress activity. Then they will work with a partner and will be asked to discuss for activity 3. As a freer speaking practice exercise, I will give the students an anecdote and hand the students an anecdote to discuss with their partners, then we will have a whole class discussion.


Abc Lexis Handout
Abc Word Stress Examples
Abc Word Stress Exercise
Abc Exercise 3
Abc Anecdotes
Abc Recording

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of how their experience of school was for them

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide word stress deduction listening practice in the context of school subjects


Warmer/Lead-in (4-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

As a warm up students will be given a Lexis:Education exercise in which they will be asked to complete statements based on the text from the previous lesson. Next to the statements there are line numbers where they will be able to use as a reference to find the answers to complete the sentences. They will be asked to complete the activity individually, then to do a peer check. I will then pass out an answer key for the class so they can go over their answers.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through speaking/listening

I will begin by introducing the students to the different word stress patterns. We will hum the different word stress patterns together as a class. I will ask group the students and ask them to read the words given to them aloud to be able to get a feel as to which stress pattern match which words. Then they will match the stress patterns to the correct columns. We will then have whole class feedback to go over what and why they matched the stress patterns to the columns.

Listening (4-6 minutes) • To listen and check their answers for the word stress exercise

I will play a recording for the class and ask students to listen and check their answers to word stress matching exercise.

Semi-controlled speaking (10-15 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

I will partner the students. Then I will ask them to discuss the questions in Exercise 3. This will provide an opportunity for the students to speak and have a discussion among each other about school subjects and the questions in exercise 3. After I will call on specific students to share with us what they found out about their partner.

Freer Speaking Exercise (8-10 minutes) • To provide the students with an opportunity to further develop their productive skills

This will be a pyramid style discussion. I will re-pair the students by numbering off. Then I will hand out anecdote's in which they will be asked to pick one from the list and talk about it. They will discuss for a few minutes, then I will ask them to share and discuss their anecdote with another pair. This will provide the students with more speaking time, while aiming for fluency.

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