Cihaner Cihaner

Role models
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will learn how to describe personality and tell how their role models influenced them.


Abc W/B

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of role models

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a text about people who have influenced me in the context of role models


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

T shows Ss pictures of a teacher, a friend, a colleague and a boss. Ask Ss whether they remember the name of their first teacher, friend, colleague or boss. Ask Ss to choose one person from these people and describe him/her to their partners. Pair Ss. Monitor. Then T personalises the topic and tells Ss a memory of him/her about the person who influenced him/her.

Exposure (10-12 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading

Tell Ss they are going to listen to Tara talking about two people who have influenced her. Ask Ss to find who they are.Whole-class feedback.Tell Ss they are going to listen to the audio for a second time. Ask Ss to find how each person influenced Tara. Peer-check. Monitor. Give Ss the script of the audio.

Useful Language (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Reflect some sentences from the audio on the board. Work on the highlighted words by eliciting them. Use synonyms to clarify the meaning. Check Ss' understanging by asking CCQs. Give Ss the copy of the slide.

Productive Task (13-15 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Tell Ss they are going to talk about two people who have influenced them with their partners. These people can be a teacher, a friend, a colleague, a family member or someone famous. Pair Ss. Change pairs to maintain the activity. Monitor and take notes.

Feedback and Error Correction (5-7 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Write the notes from the last activity on the board and ask Ss to correct the mistakes. Pair Ss to let them work together to find the mistakes.

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