Berna Vizcarra Berna Vizcarra

Tp 6 English Unlimited
Intermediate level


In this lesson, ss will to describe objects that they don't know the name of and use expressions to to describe things through listening and speaking.


Abc Coursebook, handouts, whiteboard and audio

Main Aims

  • To provide gist, for general listening and detailed listening practice from a text about describe objects students don't know the name of use vague language to describe things

Subsidiary Aims

  • Speaking: To focus on accuracy about an object by using the expressions to compare, categorise or describe something vaguely


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

The teacher will put a powerpoint with a bag made of string, the tallboy and the musical instrument mbira on the wb. The teacher will tell to talk with their partners about 'How would they describe each object'

Pre-Reading/Listening (8-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

The teacher will pre-teach the vocabulary by showing the pictures of blocking language in the listening part. Students elicit some answers. The teacher will write the words the students don't know on the board while doing CCQs to clarify the meaning. Students will drill the new words with teacher.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (4-5 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

The teacher puts back the first powerpoint about the objects (bilum:string bag, tallboy, and mbira: musical instrument) on the wb.The teacher tells students to listen three conversations about these objects on the wb. The teacher tells them to match the pictures with the questions. The students will listen about the objects individually and they do peer check. The teacher do the WCFB.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

The teacher asks 'In what ways are the three objects( piano, a chest of drawers and a string bag) are similar to and different from the pictures in the powerpoint?' The students listen second time and answer the questions individually. The students do peer check and FBWC. The teacher shows exercise 4 and asks the students' Which group of expressions is used to compare, describe something vaguely and categorise from 1-3' If the students don't understand what they will do, the teacher will ask ICQ 'Are you going to match the expressions with the categories' Yes. The students do the matching individually and peer check. The teacher will ask the students to write the answers on the wb.

Post-Reading/Listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Speaking task: The teacher shows them the HO for speaking and tells them to think of an interesting object. The teacher gives some examples from the HO, for example, a holiday souvenir, a gift you received, a possession or an ornament. The teacher gives a demo if time lets. 'It's a kind of glass. It's sort of bluish, yellowish and whitish colours. It's round. It protects you from evil.' Students elicit the answer if they know Word for evil eye or the teacher elicit the answer. Students think about that object and how to describe it with the language in exercise 4 individually. In groups of 3-4 the students describe their objects one by one. The students who listen the descriptions will try to guess the meaning or draw it.

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