Houda Mataame Houda Mataame

Third TP 24 Sep 13
Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson, the focus will be mainly on students' speaking skills. They will be given the opportunity of practicing the target language in the context of Parenthood. They will also use such expressions as: "it's fine to...", "it may be wise to..." etc.


Abc Text: Baby and Child Care
Abc Teacher Book Tips - Page 60

Main Aims

  • Speaking in the context of Parenthood and spending more time on oral practice.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Vocabulary: learning and using expressions like: "it may be wise to...", "there is no reason why you shouldn't..." etc.


Lead-In / Warmer (7-9 minutes) • To engage students and make them interested in the topic

- Divide the group into pairs or small groups. - Ask the question: "In your opinion, what should be included in a childcare manual?" - Ask the students to, while thinking about their answers, keep in mind the problems of child upbringing in Turkey. - Students will brainstorm ideas between each other. - Write their topics / ideas on the board.

New Phrases (5-7 minutes) • To teach the students some new phrases that they will use in their speaking practice

- Divide the class into pairs. - Ask the students to do a reading for gist and underline expressions like: "it's fine for..." etc - Write all those expressions on the board

Preparation (5-7 minutes) • To encourage students to use the new phrases in the same context

- Divide the students into small groups. - Stick 3 A3 posters with different colors on the walls and assign each color to a group of students. - Ask each group to pick 3 topics about the problems of upbringing children in Turkey and write their ideas on the posters. - Allow students to work on their posters for some time .

Presentation (10-12 minutes) • Give the students the opportunity to practice their speaking skills

- After the students finish, ask each group to present their ideas using the expressions they have learned. - Focus on errors if time permits.

Flexi Task (8-10 minutes) • Debate

- If time permits, open a debate about the roles of fathers versus the role of mothers in upbringing children. - Students debate and exchange ideas.

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