7B Green houses Upper Intermediate
Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson, the students will have receptive skill, listening skills and productive skills reading and speaking. There will be a balance task for the productive ones and concentrate more on the main aim which is vocabulary having the word "make".


Main Aims

  • To provide clarification on the use of word "make" in different sentences.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To set the context for the vocabulary "make" and to provide freer oral practice focusing on the target language more fluently.


Warmer/ Lead In (5-8 minutes) • To get the student's interest and to lead them to the context of the lesson which about house using the target language "make".

-T shows a picture of a house. Ask the students what they think about it. -T will give the students a piece of paper and they will draw their house. (1 minute) -After a minute, T collects the paper and set it aside for later activity. -T shows 2 questions on the board. 1. Say something about your house. 2. Would you like to make any changes? -With partners, they will talk about it for 2 minutes. -T elicit some of their answers.

Listening (5-10 minutes) • To practice listening for main idea where here listening is sub-aim.

-T describes, asks or say the following guide words: 1. Solar panels. 2. glass that has two or three layers with gas in between to prevent heat loss. 3. environmentally low-impact home designed. -T elicit the word "ecohouse or eco home. -T makes a quick elicitation or preteaching when necessary of the following words. 1.insulation 2.sledgehammer 3.double glazing -T set instructions for listening task. -Students need to take notes of the following aspects of the listening task. 1.What are the people doing? 2.Is it necessary to make changes? -T and S check their answers.

Vocabulary (8-10 minutes) • To guide the students with the meaning of "make" in different expressions.

-T extract some sentences from the listening task. -T groups the class into four, gives them words to arrange and form into a sentence. -S should come up with the following: 1. Oh right, makes sense. 2. We're making the most of it. 3. It'll make difference to our heating bill. -After 2 minutes, T shows an answer key on the board. -T asks what is common among these sentences. -S will notice that it's the presence of the word "make". -T gives the students a matching exercise on the expression "make". -Feedback follows and clarification.

Follow Up (10-15 minutes) • To provide practice on fluency using the vocabulary.

*Clarification practice on expression "make". -T post on around the classroom the drawings they have made. -T pairs them up, and let them walk around and decide using the following questions: 1. Which of among those houses you think is an ecohome? 2. What changes will you do to make it an ecohome?

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