Shelley Mayes Shelley Mayes

Vocabulary: Personal Qualities
Intermediate level


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Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson, Ss will have met essential vocabulary to introduce the topic and engage in the text meaningfully.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practice reading and speaking for gist skills for global understanding.


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

Discussion to introduce the topic of Personal Qualities. Mother: caring, kind, thoughtful, gentle, helpful, considerate, compassionate Father: caring, protective Boss: hard-working, kind, understanding, polite Bad Boss: mean, bossy, rude, unfriendly

Reading (4-6 minutes) • Introduction of topic which provides Ss with valuable vocab set to discuss jobs to engage in the topic of jobs.

Reading Ex1A - Ss do a quick gist reading to decide which jobs are being described. 2 minutes for reading. This is a quick reading for global understanding, so I will tell the students not to worry about the vocab yet, and that they don't have to read every single word. ICQs - so are you reading quickly or slowely? Quickly How much time do you have? 2 minutes What are you reading for? The job. Group answer checking Answer Key: 1. Football Coach 2. Teacher 3. Entrepreneur/ business owner DRILL vocab

Vocabulary (10-12 minutes) • Understanding new words from context

Ex 1B - PW - Ss will match the new vocab from 1A with the definitions. Ss have 5 Minutes to complete task. ICQ: Are you working in pairs or alone? Pairs Which words are you matching to the definitions? The words in bold. How much time do you have? 5 minutes Answer Key: 1. Work with a lot of effort? Hard-working 2. Have problems making a decision? Indecisive 3. Think differently or in a new way? Think outside the box 4. Want to be more successful than others? Competitive 5. Want to be successful or powerful? Ambitious 6. Want to achieve something? Motivated 7. Person who does things that are dangerous? A risk taker 8. Person who has the qualities to manage a group of people? A good leader 9. Person who can express ideas or feelings clearly to others? A good communicator Students turn paper over. Quick quiz to test understanding. Teacher reads meanings and Ss answer the correct term.

Reading - Predicting the answer Ex2A (8-12 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading tasks

Introduce the topic, have you got what it takes to be a millionaire. Focus students on the title and the picture. What type of qualities do millionaires have? Do you think you could be a millionaire? Would you like to be? What would it be like? Before Ss read the article, they should work in pairs and discuss T/F questions in Ex2A. 2-3 minutes. ICQs: Are you working alone or in pairs? Pairs Are you reading the article? No Are you answering whether the statements are true or false? Yes Ss skim read the article to check their answers. 2-3 minutes. ICQs: Are you reading quickly or slowly? Quickly Answer questions as a group. Answer Key: 1. Most millionaires are born rich? F 2. Millionaires think that money is more important than love or marriage? T 3. They work more than sixty hours a week? T 4. They don't like to work when they're on holidays? F 5. They do well at school and usually go to university? F 6. They like spending money on designer goods? F

Speaking (8-10 minutes) • To provide Ss with an opportunity to use the new vocabulary in the spoken form

Ex1C - PW - Ss think about their own personal qualities and discuss with each other. If time allows, students will tell the class. (note: ask student's if they think they have any of the new vocab qualities. And what other qualities do they think they have?

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