Serena Serena

Numbers 11-30 Lesson
Beginner level


In this lesson, students will practice numbers 11-30. They will have the chance to look at the numbers and at the way they are written. Then, they will practice their pronunciation and check their vocabulary knowledge through a listening activity. Later, I will involve them in a matching game, where they will have the chance to recognize the numbers that they are told, both in figures and letters. After that, I will draw a triangle on the board, with my name at the centre and 3 numbers at the tips and ask them to guess what those numbers mean. I will ask them to do the same about themselves and to write 3 sentences about that. At the end of the lesson, I will hand them a list of numbers 1-100, that they can bring home as a support to remember.


Abc List of Numbers 1-100
Abc Listening Exercise

Main Aims

  • Introduce and practice numbers 11-30

Subsidiary Aims

  • Spoken accuracy of numbers
  • Listening for specific information


Warmer/Lead-In (5-10 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students with the TL

T will show the flashcards and ask "What are these?". At the Ss' answer, T will stick the numbers flashcards on the WB and will write and pronounce them one by one. Ss will be asked to repeat.

Listening for Specific Information (5-7 minutes) • To test students' ability to recognize the numbers.

T will show to the handout to Ss and explain them that they are going to listen a list of numbers. The aim is to recognize and tick them, working in pairs. The teacher will ask ICQs (e.g. "What will you listen?" "Numbers", "What will you do?" "Tick"). T will ask them to check the results in pairs.

Controlled Practice: Matching Game (8-10 minutes) • To let Ss practice their ability to recognize numbers, both in figures and letters.

T will ask Ss to work in pairs (different pairs from the previous activity) and will give a set of numbers flashcards to each couple: each couple will have numbers 11-30 both in figures and letters. The students will be asked to listen to what T says carefully, to recognize the number and to grab both the figure and word and hold them up.

Speaking Practice: The Numbers Triangle (5-10 minutes) • To give students the chance to speak about different things starting from numbers

T will draw a triangle on the WB, writing her name in the middle and a number at each tip. T will ask Ss "What is this?", "What do these numbers mean?". At their answers, T will confirm that those numbers are related to her and will try to elicit from students their meaning. T will put down 3 sentences about that.

Semi-Controlled Practice: Speaking/Writing (5-10 minutes) • To let students think of sentences regarding themselves that include numbers

T will ask Ss to follow her example: draw a triangle and think of 3 numbers. They will be asked to write down 3 sentences regarding themselves, which include those numbers. T will ask them to compare and check them in pairs. At the end of the lesson, T will hand them a list of numbers 1-100, as a personal support for their future classes.

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