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Expressing Opinions
Upper-intermediate level


At the end of this lesson,the students will be able to express their opinions easily.They will also have clarification of the differences of the meaning or usage of the functional language they have heard in their previous lesson.


Abc Whiteboard
Abc Special discussing corners in the classro;specified with colourful papers on the wall
Abc Draw papers in a box

Main Aims

  • To introduce and practice functional language for agreeing and disagreeing.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion.


Warmer/Lead-in (4-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

The students will be shown a video that is composed a few of videos from '' youtube''. Through this video,they will be engaged.Teachers will ask them: ''What did you understand? Do you like animals? Have you ever had a pet?'' After getting the answers,the teacher will show a picture of Mahatma Gandhi and there will be a sentence should be paid attention by the students: ''The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.'' The teacher ask students:''what do you think about this statement?'' Right after this question,teacher will explain that they are going to practice some expressions for agreeing & disagreeing and make them focus on Ex1 by using functional language handout.

Focus on language (10-12 minutes) • To provide the students understand the meaning and usage of the expressions for agreeing and disagreeing.

Teacher will give the instructions.Then the functional language handouts will be given.Teacher will make the students read the sentences.Later,T will ask the students to guess the speaker.There will be 9 sentences on the paper and the students will be given 30 seconds to guess.After that,9 of the students will read the sentences and try to give the right answer.Later,they will work in pairs and repeat to each other for a minute. Then,they will look at Ex 2 for a listening part.While listening the recording,the students will be supposed to find the main stresses of the phrases.It will take 3 min to listen and find the stress. While the students are doing PW,the teacher will draw a table. After that,the students will repeat the sentences in order to pronounce correctly. As next step,they will be asked to put the expressions into the right column drawn on WB.They are supposed to match the expressions with the right meaning.

Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the task language

In this section,the students will be given gap-fill handouts.The teacher will ask them to complete the missing parts of the sentences in section A and B in Ex 3 together.They will use the words in the box.They will have 2 min to finish.After that,8 of the students will be asked to read the sentences and try to give the right answers.After that,the students will work in pairs and match sentences in A to a response in B.The teacher and the students will check all the answers.

Semi-controlled Practice (4-6 minutes) • To provide students with practice of the task language

In this part,each student will draw a paper from the box.On all the papers,there are statements.The students who pick the same topic will come together and make a GW and discuss.There will be 4 students in each group.Teacher will give the instructions and give 2 min for completing this activity.While students are discussing,the teacher will walk around the classroom to make sure that everyone has an opinion about the statement.

Freer Practice (4-9 minutes) • To provide the students express their opinions about a specific topic.

Teacher will paste 6 colorful papers on the wall.There will be written some activities that animals rights movements campaign against.In order to create the groups, each student will be given a name of a fruit(apple,banana,melon,cherry,orange,plum). There supposed to be 24 students,so here will be 6 groups.Each group takes place in front of the papers on the wall.After the debate,each group will give a written rapport (2-4 sentences) Because they will explain whether they agree or not.Teacher reminds the students that each statement has a question:''why?'' For example:Personally I believe that Selling exotic animals as pets is really a crime.Because,every living-thing should stay in their natural habitat. After the discussions,the teacher make a short summary of the day and leaves.

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