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Vocabulary Compound nouns
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will learn and practise some compound nouns related to cities/towns.


Abc Underline and match exercise
Abc Completing compound nouns

Main Aims

  • To provide some compound nouns related to cities and towns.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy to in using newly learned compound nouns while talking about their neighbourhood.


Lead-In (3-5 minutes) • To warm up students by leading them into the topic

Teacher asks the students work in pairs and think about the names of the places/shops they can see in their neighborhood for two minutes. After two minutes, he asks students to stand up and write the vocabulary they can think of on the board. Teacher praises the students for what they have written, go over if there are any interesting ones.

Clarification (3-5 minutes) • To understand what a compound noun is and how it is composed

First, students will decide if each sentence is positive or negative in meaning in pairs then they underline the compound nouns in four sentences- there is one example-. Secondly, they will match them with a pattern in the next part. Finally, teacher elicits how the first word gives information about the second. Finally, teacher elicits the pronunciation difference between an adjetive + noun compound noun and a noun modified by an adjective.

Controlled Practice- Completing Compound Nouns (12-14 minutes) • To be able to learn the compound nouns about cities/towns.

Students try to complete the other part of the compound nouns on the handout in pairs or groups. When they have finished, they check the other pair or groups first, then, they listen and check their answers. Finally, teacher elicits which word is usually stressed in a compound noun. Teacher also CCQs the compound words below; Traffic jam: When there is a traffic jam, are there few cars or a lot of cars? A lot of Are the cars moving fast or slowly? Shopping centre: Are there only few shops in a shopping centre? No. Is it covered or open? Open. Shopping mall: Is is covered or open? Covered. Are there many shops in it? Yes. Sports centre: Can we play football in a spopping centre? Yes. Can we swim in a shopping centre? Yes. Can we do weightlifting in sports centre? Yes. High street: Is it in the city centre? Yes. Are there a lot of shops or few shops? A lot of. Is it usually busy or quiet? Busy. Housing estate: Is there only one apartment/house in the housing estate? No. Are the apartments/houses built at the same time? Yes. Is it usually a small area? No. Industrial estate: Are there a lot of houses in an industrial estate? No. Are there a lot of factories/business in an industrial estate? Yes. Draw pictures for; Semi-detached house, terraced house

Freer Practice (7-9 minutes) • To able to use the newly learned compound nouns.

Ss will talk about where they live, and which of the compound nouns are there nearby, whether it is a good thing to have them or not. The lesson ends with feedback if he notices any mistakes while monitoring the speaking activity.

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