Triantafyllos Koumpos Triantafyllos Koumpos

Vocabulary, Memories
Intermediate B1 level


In this lesson Ss will be introduced to vocabulary in the context of memories. The lead that will be used to engage Ss will be an anecdote from my childhood. Straight after that Ss will personalise the subject by talking about their memories. After that, a series of images showing monuments will be shown and Ss will have to guess where these places are. Following, Ss will have to read some sentences and choose the correct lexis. Then, they will match the sentences to the images. After the writing activity is done Ss will talk in groups about memorials in their country. After the speaking activity the focus will shift to the clarification of vocabulary introduced earlier and practice writing sentences using the new language. Finally Ss will work in groups to discuss 3 different subjects and then talk in open class about their topics.


Abc Course book handout

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of lexis in the context of memories

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy and fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of memories


Warmer/Lead In (8-10 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Part A Anecdote: Script When I was a child I remember spending every summer with my grandparents. Every night I was sleeping in the garden with my grandfather. I remember watching the stars and falling asleep while he was telling me stories about children playing on the moon. Every time I look at the stars it reminds me of that. It's a memory I will never forget. (make sure the following words are included in the story: remember, forget, remind me of) What is your best childhood memory? (w/c involvement) Which memory is the best? Part B Script: 1. Look at the images 1-4. What is the first image? Where is it? Discuss in pairs about the rest of the images. Work in pairs. You have 1 minute. Monitor Feedback: w/c 2. At exercise 1 choose the correct words or phrases to complete the sentences. Demonstrate the 1st sentence with a Ss. Work alone. You have 2 minutes. Monitor Feedback: Ss swap their papers to peer check then they are given the key answers to compare. 3. Are there any memorials in your country? (Divide the class in groups and discuss) Feedback: W/C

Focus on lexis (13-15 minutes) • To provide clarification and practice of the new lexis

Task 2a. Script: What is the difference between the words in Task 2a? Demonstrate the 1st set with a Ss. Lose: CCQ: is it something you are trying to find? Yes Can you find it? No Ask for examples Forget: CCQ: Did you ever park your car somewhere and couldn't find it? Yes So you....(elicit from Ss for the word) Ask for examples. Remind me to: followed by a verb Guided discovery. I forgot to go to the bank. Please....(elicit from Ss the lexis) go tomorrow. Elicit for more examples from Ss Did I remember to go to the bank? No Do I need help remembering? Yes Is someone else going to help me? Yes Elicit for more examples from Ss Remind me of: followed by a noun Guided discovery: Every night I see the stars I remember my grandfather. Did i use to watch the stars with my grandfather? Yes Did that happen in the past? Yes Now, every time I look at the stars what do I remember? Your grandfather So, something that happens now reminds me of something else. How can we rephrase the sentence above? Stars remind me of my grandfather. Ask for examples Difference between remind and remember: Write on board: Can you remind my phone number? Is this correct? No....Elicit from Ss for the correct answer Can you remember me to call my mother? Is this correct? No...Elicit from Ss the correct answer. What is the difference between remind and remember? Elicit from Ss and ask for examples Task 2b Make sentences using these words/phrases. 1 sentence for each word/phrase (you have 5 minutes) Demonstrate the 1st word giving an example: lose: I lost my wallet Monitor Feedback: Ss swap their papers and co-check their answers. Then T nominates Ss for w/c feedback. At this point there will be an immediate error correction.

Semi Controlled writing task (8-10 minutes) • To prepare Ss for the next free speaking activity

1. Ss write a list of things:places, dates, names. total: 10 2. Ss swap their papers with their pairs. 3. Ss have 30 seconds to read and remember the items on the list 4. Ss turn over the page and write down the things they remember from the list. Script: On a piece of paper write a list of places, names and dates. 10 in total (1 minute) Swap your papers with your pair and read it. Read and try to remember the list. You have 30 seconds. Write everything you remember from the list on a piece of paper. Monitor Feedback: Find out who remembered most of the items. Discuss in class if they have a specific way to remember things.

Speaking activity (7-8 minutes) • To provide Ss with free speaking practice using the target language in the context of memories

Task 4 Script: Divide the class in 2 groups. Each group discuss a set of Qs: Group A: Qs 1,2 Group B Qs 3,4 Monitor Feedback. W/C: Groups interact with each other to discuss their answers.

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