Tezay Tezay

Elementary level


In this lesson, students will learn the necessary vocabulary to talk about "weather". The lesson will be supported with a listening activity.


Main Aims

  • To provide review and practice of weather lexis in the context of a weather map of Canada

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide specific information listening practice using a text about weather in the cities of Canada and a speaking practice to use the lexis and the expression learnt


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

T shows pictures related to "weather" to see which vocabulary ss know and which needs more emphasis.

Exposure (6-8 minutes) • To provide a model of the task and highlight useful words and phrases

1. T distributes the weather map of Canada and goes through the cities mentioned in the following task. 2. Drills and models the City names 3. T goes through the weather signs on the map and asks ss what each would mean to get them prepared for the vocabulary task. Questions to be used: "What's the weather like in Toronto?" “What’s the temperature in Toronto?” 4. T tells ss to work in pairs and complete the the sentences with the names of the cities 5. ICQ: "What will you do?" "How will you do?"

Listening Task (4-6 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target receptive skills

1. T tells ss to pair check by listening the recording 2. ICQ: "What will you do?" 4. T plays the record 3. Then T and provides feedback according to answers

Language Analysis (6-8 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the task language

T goes through the lexis of the lesson (cloudy, windy, warm, cold, snowy, sunny, rainy, cool, foggy, stormy) especially focuses on the ones according to the problems identified during the previous task. T asks "what's the weather like today?"

Checking understanding and Vocabulary Practice 1 (8-10 minutes) • To see if the students understood the lexis and have the opportunity to practice

1. T divides the class into 2 as Group A and B 2. T distributes the handouts related to "what's the weather like" and asks SS to look at the pictures and fill in the sentences from the box 3. When each group finishes, T matches SS from each group and tell them to ask each other (without showing their papers to each other): "What's the weather like in ...city name...?" and "What's the temperature in ....city name....? 4. T makes the first one as an example and then asks ICQ "what will you do?"

Language Practice 2 (5-8 minutes) • To provide students with practice of the task language

1. T asks students to work in pairs and ask and answer the following: * What's the weather usually like on your birthday?" * What's your favorite weather?" * What weather don't you like?" 2. T asks and answers to model first

Correction and Reformulation (3-5 minutes) • To correct if any mistakes made by the ss

Whilst the last speaking task, T monitors and notes any mistakes ss made and corrects them by eliciting.

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