Nima Hashemianfar Nima Hashemianfar

I had that happen to me.
Intermediate-403-B1 level


In this lesson, students learn how to share experiences using expressions like That reminds me (of) by reading a conversation and answering some tasks related to this subject. Another point that will be covered is how to use like in conversations and its different usages through listening part.


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Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a Conversation in the context of Experiences

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review of language used for Usages of like in the context of Converation and listening part


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

Have Ss look at the picture. Ask, "Why do these people look annoyed?" (The man bumped into/ pushed/ shoved/ them when he got off the elevator. He probably didn't apologize.) Ask, "Would you be annoyed? Would you say anything?" Elicit reactions from the class.

Exposure (4-6 minutes) • To provide a model of the task and highlight useful words and phrases

Book closed. If Block the door wasn't mentioned in Exercise 1A, check that Ss understand the phrase. Say, "listen to Mara and Hal's conversation. What annoys them? Listen and write the answers." Play the recording. Ss listen and write. Have Ss compare their answers in pairs. Check the answer with the class.

Study (6-8 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice expressions of sharing experiences

Board, "How do listeners respond when talking about similar experience mentioned by speakers?". Elicit responses and ask learners to listen again and try to write down some of the examples. Then, play the audio and then tell them to check their answers in their pairs. After that, ask them to open their books and read the conversation and underline these expressions.

Activation (8-10 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to make students share their reasons and experiences about different subjects

Ask learners to role-play the conversation and change their turns. Instruct learners to go through part D and have their answered checked in pairs and provide all the learners by correct answers. Board, "Do you agree with people in part D?" and ask them to share ideas and reasons.

Language Analysis (4-6 minutes) • To familarize students with different usages of like

Tell Ss to look back at the conversation on p.80 and find examples of like. Board their answers and try to elicit the different usages of like and label the sentences on the board.

Study (8-10 minutes) • To provide learners with a context to practice different usages of like and go through a listening part

Say, "Read the comment below. Use like to replace words, and add other words you need." Have Ss complete the task. Have Ss listen, and check answers with the class. Listening and strategies Ask learners to talk about, "have you ever had any problems they faced while they were driving?" Try to pre-teach these words" 1. To fiddle with The cost to take a bus, taxi, plane, etc. (Is it the money we pay for transportation or shopping?) 2. To swerve To change direction suddenly (Is it to change direction slowly or suddenly?) 3.To fiddle with to touch something to adjust it (Is it to touch something or move it from a place to another?) Say, "Listen to two people talk about their experiences with taxicabs. Number the incidents 1-5 in order that they talk about them." Ss number the experiences and compare their answers with a partner. Listen again and fill in the blanks in part B. Check their answers in class. Change the pairs and ask Ss to talk about any similar experience they had like taxicabs. Provide them any needed feedback.

Activation (8-12 minutes) • Using like in sharing experiences

Listen for the third time to answer the Qs in part B and talk about the answers in class.

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