Amirala Mosadeghi Amirala Mosadeghi

Upper-intermediate level


In this session the Ss will work on adjective clauses that are formed with who, where, and that through the context of psychology of lying which is built upon their prior knowledge of different types of lies. There will be a controlled practice that are not entirely related to the context, and that is to make sure the Ss can produce the form of adjective clauses with who, where and that. The freer practices designed for the last third of the class will give the Ss the opportunity to use the form presented to them in the context of lying in a more natural way.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of Adjective clauses with WHO, WHERE, and THAT in the context of Psychology of lying

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about Reasons why people lie in the context of Psychology


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Ss will watch a short clip about the firs man who lied. They will be asked this question: What do you think happens in your brain when you lie? and Why do we lie? They will talk in pair and after some feedback, T will move on to the next stage.

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

T will distribute HO and ask Ss to stay on page 1. Ss are instructed to go through gist and detailed practices in assigned times of 2 and 5 minutes. The answers are checked in pairs and feedback will be given by T for each of the practices. Ss need to be asked exactly where they found the answer, since among the sentences containing the answers is the marker sentence that will highlight the TL.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

The marker below goes on the board: They psychologist who was the head of the research team spoke with us about their research. The Ss are asked to find the subject of the sentence. Upon finding, it will be identified on the board and the Ss are asked to go to page 2 of their HO.

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

Ss are asked to go through page 2 of HO alone. After they are done, they will be instructed to check in pair and the answers are answer keyed on the board. After the answers are checked with the board and clarification over the meaning and form is given, the marker sentence and the other sentences will be drilled.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Ss are given HO 2 to answer the questions in the first part. They are asked to check in pair. T will correct error immediatelty if there are any at this stage. If there are any numbers that the Ss are struggling with, it will be taken to the board and rechecked. The exact same steps will be taken for the second part of the HO.

Semi-Controlled Practice (3-4 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Ss are instructed to play the taboo game in pairs. Each pair is given a number of papers with vocabulary items on them. Ss are supposed to use the forms presented in order to get the other person to find the answer. T will take notes and if there are any errors, they will go on the board and corrected.

Free Practice (6-7 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Ss are set in pairs to retell the complete story to a partner and discuss whether or not it is appropriate in the story of the character to have lied. If time, the Ss are asked to discuss what type of people use what type of lies regularly. First in pairs and then a smaller group (depending on the number of the students) as a whole class to feedback.

Delayed Error Correction (1-2 minutes) • To correct the errors the Ss made during the freer practice

Ss will be settled. T will praise if any good language was used and possibly point them out on the board. Some errors that are made will go on the board in order to elicit the correct form from the Ss.

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