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At the newsagent's lesson
Elementary A1 level


This lesson is focused on vocabulary in the context of being at the newsagent's. Students will be introduced to the context, exposed to new lexis. This will be followed up with listening, speaking and writing activities to to provide further practice and clarification of TL.


Abc Face2face Elementary Student's Book p.42
Abc Face2face Elementary Student's Book p.43,132
Abc Cutouts Face2face Elementary Student's Book p.43,ex.9a
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Main Aims

  • To provide review, practice and clarification of vocabulary used in the context of 'at the newsagent's'.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice with listening to specific information in audio materials in the context of 'at the newsagent's'
  • To provide grammar practice of replacing a noun with 'one' or 'ones'.


Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T asks: Do you like to shop? Just get yes or no answers. Where do you usually buy things? Elicit ideas. Where do you usually buy clothes or things for you home? Get the answers. Which things do you buy every day? Get the answers. Talk 2 minutes about where you buy things?

Exposing to the grammar rules (3-5 minutes) • To review the grammar studied earlier this week (singular/plural) and to indroduce new grammar structures.

T:shows on WB: How much is this sofa?-This one? A kilo of apples, please? -The green ones? -We use 'one' in place of a .... noun. -We use 'ones' in place of a .... noun. Singular or plural? T asks: Is sofa one or many? Is there just one apple or many? Write on your own: singular or plural? Check in pairs. T checks answers with the class.

Listening for comprehension of grammar (8-9 minutes) • To practice and review the exposed grammar structures

T shows the conversation on the board. T: Which shops are Martina and Alex in? Get answers: 1. a department store 2. butcher's/supermarket 3. a bookshop. Teacher writes the words on the WB. T. elicits if 'TV' in the first sentence is singular or plural. Teacher demos the task by changing 'TV' into 'one' and 'TVs' into one. T: a) Now work on your own, read and change these words. Teacher gives the handout. b) Check your answers in pairs c) T plays the recording and students check their answers.

Exposing to vocabulary (12-15 minutes) • To introduce lexis through a matching exercise-At the newsagent's

T: Look at the picture. Where are Martina and Alex?- At the newsagent's. a) Do you know all words?-T chests the HO. Work on you own and tick the words you know. T demos by ticking the word on WB. Clarify and drill difficult words: envelopes, tissues, chocolate T: turn the page and match words to pictures. Check in pairs. Do you all know what these are? Put the words they come up with on WB and clarify the meaning and pronunciation by asking CCQs and drilling. FB: which of the things are in the photo? b) Teacher demos on WB: I need some stamps and a phone card. Make a list of things you need. Compare in groups.

Listening for specific information (7-8 minutes) • To provide listening for specific information

T: Look at the photo again. Listen to the recording and write down the things Alex and Martina buy. Check answers with class. ICQ- Do you write? Yes.

Listening for comprehension. (4-5 minutes) • To provide listening for comprehension the typical phrases in shops.

T. preteaches new vocabulary. Students work in groups of 3. T gives the cutouts, makes the students listen the audio again and put the cutouts in the correct order. Students mingle and check the answers. T plays the audio again, gives the transcripts, students check their answers.

Delayed error correction (2-3 minutes) • To provide the feedback on students production and use of language.

Delayed error correction using notes made during monitoring.

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