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Intermediate (B1) level


In this lesson, Ss will learn adverbs for telling stories and hopefully will be able to use them properly with the help of the speaking practice


Abc Rea, D, Clementson, T. et al (2011) English Unlimited Intermediate Coursebook, Cambridge
Abc Clementson, T., Gray, L. & Smith, H (2011) English Unlimited Intermediate Teacher's Pack, Cambridge
Abc vocabulary analysis
Abc Listening clip 1.37

Main Aims

  • To enable Ss to use adverbs correctly in the context of telling stories

Subsidiary Aims

  • To improve Ss' pronunciation abilities
  • To enable Ss to read for detail
  • To provide Ss speaking practice


Lead-In (5-8 minutes) • To engage Ss to the topic of the lesson

“The man got in the car. He drove his car to the old house. He walked up to the door and knocked on it. The door opened.” Ask "Is this clear? Does it tell how? Is he a friend or an enemy? Is it interesting?". “The man quickly got in the car. He peacefully drove his car to the old house. He happily walked up to the door and swiftly knocked on it. The door opened immediately.” Ask "Is this more interesting? Is he a friend or an enemy? Let's change it" “The man angrily got in the car. He madly drove his car to the old house. He walked up to the door and loudly knocked on it. The door opened violently.” "What's the difference? What tells how and makes the story interesting?" Adverbs.

Vocabulary focus (10-12 minutes) • To clarify the meaning and pronunciation of the TL

Turn off the projector. Write the sentences on w/b and CCQs. Place stress with a coloured marker. Drill.

Semi-controlled practice (9-12 minutes) • To enable Ss differentiate adverb groups and their meanings

Give Ss the task of differentiating adverbs. Group A find adverbs which describe how or when something happened. Group B finds adverbs which tell us how the speaker thinks or feels. They also match the meaning with the adverb. They sit accordingly. They discuss it in 2-3 min. in small groups and one of them comes to do the task. Use the projector. Feedback. Turn off the projector. ask Ss "can adverbs go in a different position in the sentences?" Feedback.

Focus on pronounciation (3-5 minutes) • To enable Ss pronunciate correctly

Ss listen to 1.37 and practise saying the sentences.

Speaking Practice (13-15 minutes) • To enable Ss practise speaking by telling a story they read

Ss read different stories from page 121-129, answer the qus, take notes on another piece of paper. They don't look at the texts but they can look at their notes. They add adverbs to make stories more interesting. They tell the stories to each other in pairs. Ask Ss to mention the story they just listened to their partner. (feedback) Ask them what would they feel in these situations.

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