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Pre-intermediate level


In this lesson, students will be describing towns and learning new words. They will also read about towns in Montreal, Canada, and speak about which town they prefer to live in.


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Main Aims

  • To provide scanned reading practice using a text about the towns in Montreal in the context of identifying words that are used to describe the town.
  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a Towns in Montreal in the context of which town you would prefer to live in.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of public transport, accommodation, nightlife and culture in the context of matching words that go in these lexical groups.


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

Map of the school on the WB Give Ss a copy 1 map per group Ss think of three things they see or know of in the town. FB on WB

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of the task and highlight useful words and phrases

WB pictures of public transport, types of accommodation, nightlife and culture. Get students to identify the words using concept question. Keep these pictures of the board.

Task (8-10 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Hand out activity 1: Put the words into their correct groups. Pw FB Can you add any other words to the list? Pw FB Question: Imagine you are going to live somewhere new. Which things are most important to you? Pw FB

Reading and speaking (6-8 minutes) • To read for gist

Imagine you are going to move to Montreal, but don't know which town yet. Read through the three cities and pick which one you will like to live in. Compare answers with partner. FB

Reading (8-10 minutes) • To read for specific information

Hand out activity: Read text again. Which part of Montreal do the sentences refer to: Verdun, Outremont or Old Montreal.

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