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Speaking Lesson
Elementary level


In this lesson, students learn the Simple Present accompanied by vocabulary, listening and speaking tasks.


Main Aims

  • To give Ss practice in speaking for accuracy & fluency in the context of typical friends and free-time activities

Subsidiary Aims

  • To give the Ss controlled & semi-controlled practice of simple present yes/no questions. To consolidate & give Ss the opportunity to practice free time vocabulary.


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

The teacher asks the students about their best friend, and elicits answers: "Who is your best friend? Is s/he in Istanbul? Do you see her? At weekends? "

Useful Language (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

The teacher highlights target vocabulary and Simple Present tense (affirmative, negative, questions and short answers using a few examples).

Productive Task(s) (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Teacher tells students that using the prompts in the handout, they are going to talk in pairs about what they do with their friends (8-10 minutes). Teacher models the target structure and puts students in pairs. Teacher monitors the activity, and helps students who need language support. Teacher notes down examples of correct and wrong language.

Feedback and Error Correction (8-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Teacher elicits answers, but does not make immediate correction while the student is speaking. Teacher puts examples of correct and incorrect language on the board and examines the language, correcting the mistakes together with students.

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