Andrew Luskus Andrew Luskus

Speaking Practice, Interests & Wants
Elementary level


The goal of this lesson is to consolidate the information learned in the preceding classes by giving students controlled speaking practice. This will be accomplished through the use of a board game, which forces students to use their new language in order to win.


Abc Game Board
Abc Melek and Fiona profiles
Abc Projector
Abc Dice
Abc Whiteboard
Abc Blank Work Paper

Main Aims

  • To give students semi-controlled speaking practice talking about interests and wants.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practice structures used to talk about interests and wants, e.g. I'd like to, I want to, and I'm interested in.


Introduction (8-10 minutes) • To provide context and reiterate previous lesson plans.

T will begin the class by displaying example 1, unit 2.2 pg 21 on the projector, the topic about Melek and Fiona (who the Ss should already be familiar with). Following the first lesson, T will demonstrate his own interests on the white board, writing a few sentences to illustrate interests and wants. T will elicit answers on interests and likes for the WB. 3-5 minutes.

Written Practice on Interests (8-12 minutes) • To allow students to activate and think about their own interests in TL.

T will elicit answers from the class about their interests and likes. T will further concept check by asking Ss about the interests and wants of others in their group. T will hand out enough paper to Ss, and have them write out descriptions of their own interests and wants for about 4-6 minutes.

Game on Wants and Interests (20-25 minutes) • To get Ss to use their new vocab in an interactive way

T will divide Ss into groups of 5. T will show game board on the projector, explaining how it works. Some new vocabulary will have to be introduced, as it pertains to the game. T will demonstrate "dice" "roll the" "spaces", "start", "go back" and "go forward". No gambling joke? T will hand out game boards and dice to Ss and monitor progress.

OPTIONAL: Reinforcement (5-10 minutes) • To get students to utilize what they've learned from the game and lessons

T will assemble the students at the front of the class. T will instruct students to walk around talking to other Ss not from their group about their likes and wants. If time permits, reassemble the students in a circle and ask them to talk about the wants and interests of other classmates.

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