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Intermediate (B1) level


In this lesson, hopefully, Ss will improve their speaking skills in the context of parties. They will learn some new lexis and do some listening practices.


Abc Clandfield, L., Benne, RR Global Intermediate Coursebook Macmillan Publishers Limited 2011
Abc vocabulary analysis
Abc answer key
Abc Listening clip 2.42-2.45

Main Aims

  • To provide speaking for fluency activities for Ss in the context of parties

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of lexis in the context of parties
  • To provide listening practice


Warmer/Lead-in (4-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Show the pictures to Ss Say "You will all have one picture. Think what it is. Discuss and pick a word which can define the picture. After you pick the word, talk to others. All pictures have one thing in common. I want that noun. You have 4 minutes. Stand up and talk to your partner" Give Ss pictures After they finish ask "What is it?" A party.

Exposure (8-11 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

Say "Look at other pictures. Change partners. Ask and answer these questions." Give HOs After they finish, ask "Who likes going to parties?" After they answer, say "Listen and tick the things speakers give compliment about. There are two extra things." Play the audio clip once or twice Say "Check with your partner" Monitor, if necessary, F/B

Useful Language (9-11 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Stick compliment on board. Ask "What is a compliment?" Demonstrate. "Something you say or do to show praise or admiration for someone" "Noun or verb?" Both stick dinner party Ask "What do we do at dinner parties?" Eat dinner "Do you invite a hundred people to your dinner party?” No. stick "Formal" Say "What is formal?" (of a style of dress, speech, writing, behaviour, etc.) very correct and suitable for official or important occasions "Can I wear a crop top when I am going to a job interview?” No. Ask “When we are writing a business email, do we start with ‘Hey man, what’s up?” No. We write formal emails. stick "Informal" "What about informal?" If they don't say opposite, "(of clothes) suitable for wearing at home or when relaxing rather than for a special or an official occasion. So are crop top or flip flop formal or informal?" informal Underline "in" and put a cross between them Stick greet Ask "How do we greet someone?" Demonstrate. "to say hello to somebody or to welcome them" Stick host on board Ask “If I am throwing a birthday party for myself, is my friend the host?” No. “Who is the host?” You. "a person who invites guests to a meal, a party, etc. or who has people staying at their house" Stick offer demonstrate by saying “Can I offer you a drink?” "to ask someone if they would like something" Stick "reception" "If I throw a birthday party with my friends, is it a reception?” No. “Who has receptions?” Presidents etc. Drill after each one.

Productive Task(s) (15-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Show HOs Say "Match compliments to answers. For some compliments, there are more than one answers Change partners" Give HOs Monitor Say "Check with your partner" After they check, say "The answer key is in the room. Find it" Feedback Say "You are in a party. (pick a student) ... is the host. Talk to different people. Use the language you learnt today. Compliment each other" Monitor, if it is early, do the last practice again with another host.

Feedback and Error Correction (2-3 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

If time, correct the mistakes you heard during the last practice.

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