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Arbia Hkimi Monday 22th August 2016
Elementary level


In this lesson, students learn about words related to countryside and city through a guided discovery based on a matching pictures with suitable words. This is followed by a controlled practice whereby students complete sentences with the appropriate words. Finally, there is a free practice via role-play speaking activity.


Abc Handout
Abc pictures

Main Aims

  • To provide practice of vocabuary in the context of city and countryside

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of new lexical items in the context of city and
  • To provide fluency speaking practice (conversation) in the context of life in city and countryside


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

Tell students that the lesson is about different places. Ask students where they live and how they feel about it. Tell students that Emna and Aymen are my friends and they need to guess where they live while looking at the pictures to complete the following sentences: Ayman lives in the........................................ Emna lives in the .........................................

Test #1 (8-10 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

Go through the pictures with students to name the places. Ask students if they know other places one can find in the city and in the countryside. Tell students to match words with their suitable pictures. Distribute the handout for students to do the task in pairs. Encourage students to check their answers with their classmates. Feedback whole class.

Teach (15-20 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

Go through the answers provided by students. Teach new vocabulary while paying attention to meaning, form and pronuciation. hill: Can you find it in the city?/ Is it higher than a mountain? cottage: Is it a very big house in the city? bridge: Is it built over a river or road? / Is it used to cross from one side to another? field: Is it a land used forgrowing crops? / Do you find it in cities? car park: Is it a place where you can put your car? factory: Is it a place where you can find machines? church: Is it a place where you watch movies?/ Is it a small building? cathedral: Is it a large building? / Is it a place to pray? pub: Can you drink alcoholic drinks there?

Test #2 (8-10 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

Ask students to work individually so as to complete sentences with words from the box. Pair work check. Encourage students to check their answers with answers keys.

Free practice (13-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Role play Student A plays the manager, Student B plays the applicant. Give Ss pieces of papers with different colors (Red & Green) Split Ss into Two groups (Ss having the red color play the role of manager, the rest play the role of Applicant) Give students role cards with information and prompts Ss spend few minutes preparing what they are going to say Start the activity with a demonstration (One pair performs in front of the whole class) Change the teams (Those who played the manager role will do the applicant and vice versa)

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