Omar Espinola-Engin Omar Espinola-Engin

Winning the Lottery, Speaking Practice, Past Simple
Intermediate level


Abc Lottery story

Main Aims

  • To provide ss an opportunity to practice their speaking fluency skills through the context of a story about winning the lottery.

Subsidiary Aims

  • past simple-past continuous tenses-writing


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To inform ss that lesson context will be about the lottery

- ask ss to recall what happened in previous reading lesson - ask ss what was the name of the person who won the lottery - ask ss how much money John won in the lottery - ask ss what was Johns profession at the time he won the lottery - ask ss what he was planning to do with the money

Student Speaking Prep (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

- Show ss a picture in a power point of Joe the lottery winner and his wife Cindy. In this PP picture both joe and cindy will be happy and the text will next to joe will say "Honey, We are are rich!!!!!". - The next PP slide will show Joe's friend Richard. In the PP Richard will be telling Joe " Joe, I have a great idea, this is what we should do with your money". - The next PP slide will show a group of people. This slide will represent Joe's family and friends. They will all be asking Joe "If they can borrow some money" - Next PP slide will show Joe's parents. Robert and Michelle "Please son, be smart with your money" - Next PP slide will show a pub/restaurant. Ask ss questions to illicit response as what they think this slide represents. - The next slide will show a casino table and a football field. T asks SS questions to illicit response from students. T introduces word like betting, gambling, bookies. - The next slide will show a group of dangerous looking men. T asks SS questions to illicit response about this picture. This picture represents bookies/gangsters that Joe owes money to. - The next slide will show an "out of business" sign. T as ss what this sign means to them.

Controlled Speech Practice (3-5 minutes) • To provide ss an initial opportunity to speak about what they think happened in the story. Also clarify the potential TL of the story.

- ask several ss to provide a few sentences about what they think happened in the story. - Also introduce any vocabulary that I feel the ss might need to know about the story.

Semi-Controlled Student Speaking (10-12 minutes) • To have ss speaking about what they believe happened in the story amongst them selves.

- T put ss in pairs - ss speak amongst themselves and come up with a story based on pictures in PP - T walks around assisting students with any needs, taking notes of any grammatical errors students are making. (make sure ss are speaking in the past simple-past continuous)

Free speaking (8-10 minutes) • To provide ss to compare stories and speak freely

- T ask SS to change partners and compare stories for 5 minutes - T walks around monitoring SS if they use are proper grammar or to ask any Q's ss may have. - T asks several SS to reveal what they think happened in the entire story - T reveals the true story and SS compare their story to true story

Grammer clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify for the students any grammatical errors students made during the speaking lesson.

- if time allows, T writes on WB grammatical errors regarding the (past simple + past continuous) - T ask SS to come to the WB and correct the errors with a marker

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