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back pain
Upper - Intermediate level


In this lesson, Ss will learn about the expressions that are used to change the main subject of speech. They will elicit these expressions from a listening text. Then, they will practice those expressions in different activities.


Abc Hand-outs
Abc Hand-outs
Abc WBp.49
Abc computer
Abc Hand-outs
Abc Pictures
Abc SBp.82

Main Aims

  • To provide practice of language used for changing the subject expressions in the context of back pain

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist listening practice using a text about back pain in the context of giving advice to see the doctor


Lead In (2-3 minutes) • To generate interest in the topic of listening

To display some pictures of pain in different body parts, and to have Ss elicit their names. To ask Ss predict what the topic of today's lesson will be. - They can keep their predictions in mind now till listening and see whether they are right or wrong.

Listening Task (6-8 minutes) • To practice listening for gist - To contextualize and introduce the target language.

To write the pre-questions on the board. - To give Ss clear instructions that they are going to listen to a adialogue between Bob and his friend to find the answers to the pre-questions and also to see whether their prediction concerning the topic of the lesson was right or not. Then, Ss will check their answers in pairs. After that the WCFB will be given. The listening text here consists of two situations which will be dealt with separately.

Highlighting the target language (3-4 minutes) • To highlight the target language so that learners are focused on them

I will write the expressions on the board - I will give Ss the typescripts of the listening to underline those expressions themselves. - I will tell Ss that all these expressions are from the listening text. - I will ask them what they think about the usage of those expressions.

Clarifying the target language (6-8 minutes) • clarify the meanings, forms and pronunciation of the expressions, so the learners know how to understand, say and construct them.

I will give Ss hand-outs including the different expressions. Ss should match the expressions with their meanings. Also, they have to choose the right usage of those expressions. They can work in pairs. Then WCFB will be given. More clarification will be introduced if need be.

Language Practice (controlled practice) (10-12 minutes) • To provide controlled practice focus on using the language accurately

To give Ss clear instructions that they are going to complete the dialogues with the newly learnt expressions. They first activity will be a dialogue from their WBs. While, the second activity will be a dialogue from their SBs. Each activity will be dealt with separately. They can check their answers in pairs. Hot error correction will be given during the WCFB besides highlighting the meaning and the usage of each expression.

Language Practice (Free practice) (8-10 minutes) • To provide oral practice and use the language productively

Ss will be divided into pairs. They will be asked to form conversations of their own. At least one of the newly learnt expressions should be used in those conversations. After finishing, they can demonstrate their conversations in front of the class. They can use given topics or use their own ideas.

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