Maria Angelica Brandares Maria Angelica Brandares

Vocabulary and Speaking Lesson
Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will learn about new vocabulary and its meaning. Ss will also be given a chance to practice their speaking skills.


Abc Book - New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate Course Book, Module 7
Abc Handouts - New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate Course Book, Module 7
Abc Whiteboard
Abc Work Book - New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate

Main Aims

  • The aim of this lesson is vocabulary. The Ss should learn new vocabulary and be able to understand the meaning.

Subsidiary Aims

  • The Ss should be able to speak and use the vocabulary in a sentence.


Warm up (3-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Ask student to look at the pictures and elicit celebrations and event. - Tell What can you see in the photo? - What is the emotion of the people? Ask them why they would / wouldn't like to attend. Elicit few ideas from the class and ask if students have been to any events like these. - Anyone of you attended an event like this? - How was your experience? Could you tell us about it? - Would you like to attend similar event / celebration in the future? Why? Get students to find as many items as possible (in the box, page 72) without pre-teaching any words. To prepare for exercise 2, elicit signing autographs and football match.

Lead - in (3-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Teacher will explain that she is going to find out how much students can remember about the pictures. They will be given a few minutes to look again, and then they will be ask to answer the questions in pairs. 1. In which country do you think the photo of the wedding was taken? Why? 2. In which photo did you see an audience? 3. How many photos featured a crowd? 4. In which photo were people carrying placards? 5. What was the actor in photo 4 doing? 6. In which country do you think the photo of a football crowd was taken? Why? 7. What was written on the big banner in photo 2? 8. In which photo were people dancing in the street?

Speaking (2-8 minutes) • To develop student's speaking skills

Teacher will divide the class into several groups and ask them to discuss the question with each other. 1. What is the biggest celebration in your country? Tell us something about it. 2. Do you enjoy being in huge crowds or not? Why? Why not? 3. If you are in a crowd with a lot of people singing or chanting, do you join in?

Learning Vocabulary (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language.

Students to work in pairs. 1. Ask the students to answer the vocabulary task in the module. Match the extreme adjectives in A with their equivalents in B. 2. Ask students to answer which intensifier (very, quite, really, absolutely, etc.) can you use before extreme adjectives? 3. Ask students to complete the gaps with an extreme adjective from exercise 1.

Drilling (2-5 minutes) • To practice the right pronunciation of the vocabulary.

Ask students to drill the vocabulary they learned in the class: 1. huge 2. tiny 3. terrifying 4. deafening 5. freezing 6. gorgeous 7. furious 8. soaked 9. terrible 10. hilarious 11. starving 12. exhausted

Controlled Practice (6-9 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Ask students to work on the workbook, vocabulary of extreme adjectives, page 50.

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