Ali Muhammadzadeh Ali Muhammadzadeh

Speaking (TP 3a)
Intermediate level


In this lesson, the Ss are going to practice speaking, using the vocabulary about the press and the grammar revolving around hypothetical future situations. It might be necessary to remind them of the structure of Second Conditionals. The lesson taught in the 45 minutes before this lesson includes reading with activities such as matching headlines with the news articles and also finishing the news articles. Therefore the Ss have already become familiar with some vocabulary and have spoken about the news articles. The lesson starts with a quick review of what the Ss remember from the previous lesson and moves on with pre-teaching the vocabulary in the next task: wildlife, journey, resident, endanger, and promise. The Ss will predict what the news they are going to read about will be. The next stage will include gist reading followed by in-depth reading to match the headlines with the news articles given as a HO and telling their group-mates about the news articles they have been specified to read. The next stage includes controlled practice of speaking with a discussion aimed at getting the students to use the hypothetical "would" in their sentences. Finally, the lesson will have a freer discussion in larger groups.


Abc News Story HOs
Abc Straightforward Intermediate Student's Book p. 79
Abc News Headlines

Main Aims

  • To provide the students with gist reading practice and more detailed reading.
  • To get Ss to speak about hypothetical situations through controlled practice and freer speaking.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Reading for gist and more details


Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To get the students to review what they studied about journalism qin the previous lesson

-- Ask the Ss what the news articles in the previous lesson were generally about. (Answer: protests) -- Get FB from different students.

Pre-teaching Vocabulary 1 (5-7 minutes) • To familiarize the Ss with the vocabulary they might have difficulty with

-- Elicit and practice the words "journey," "resident," "wildlife," "endanger," and "promise."

Pre-reading Prediction (5-6 minutes) • To get the students to predict what they are going to read

-- Put up the printed headlines on the WB and ask the Ss to think what the news article for each headline might be about. -- Encourage them to tell what they think to their partners in groups of 3. -- After 3 minutes, get FB.

Reading for Gist (4-5 minutes) • To get the students to practice reading for gist and to match the news with its headline

-- Put the Ss in three big groups: A, B, and C. -- Give out the HOs of the new articles and ask the students to read in 1 minute to decide which headline matches their headline. -- Ask the Ss to compare their answers in groups. -- Get FB to check if they have answered correctly. Use the WB and write the letters of the groups under each headline.

Pre-teaching Vocabulary 2 (5-6 minutes) • To familiarize the Ss with the vocabulary they might have difficulty with while reading

-- Tell the Ss that you are going to tell them the meaning of some vocabulary. -- Elicit and practice the following words: "outstanding," "species," "solicitor," "announce," "decent," and "the press."

Reading for Details (7-10 minutes) • To get the Ss to read for more details and use the vocabulary to share what they understood about the news stories

-- As them to read the text again. (If enough time is available, ask them questions to make sure they have understood the news story quite well.) -- When they are finished with the text, regroup the students in groups of 3 in a way that each student has a different story from his/her partner (one member from A, B, and C in each group). -- Ask them to share their news stories with each other. -- Finally, get FB by asking the Ss to tell their group members' stories.

Controlled Speaking Practice (7-9 minutes) • To get the Ss to practice speaking using hypothetical future forms with "would"

-- Ask the Ss, "What would you do if you had $1,000,000?" -- Encourage the Ss to think and tell their partners. Then ask the Ss to tell you about what their partners would do. -- Elicit some answers and write two of them on the WB. Briefly explain the grammar to remind the Ss of the previous lesson about the hypothetical future. -- Give out the copy of p. 79 and ask the Ss to discuss the questions in Exercise 3 in groups of 3. Tell them that they need to use the hypothetical future.

Freer Speaking (5-8 minutes) • To get the Ss to practice speaking more freely, using the vocabulary and the grammar they have studied in previous

-- Join the groups of three together so that they are 6. -- Ask students to share their ideas and decide whose ideas were the best. -- Get FB from the groups to conclude the lesson.

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