Raphaël Plocque Raphaël Plocque

Lesson Plan TP 4
Elementary level


In this lesson, students will practise their reading skills using months and seasons vocabulary.


Abc Coloured sheets
Abc Handout #2
Abc Handout #1
Abc Handout #3

Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson, students will have practised reading for specific information in the context of favourite seasons.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Students will practise controlled speaking, listening for gist and revise months and seasons vocabulary.


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

Show a picture of a young girl outdoor at different times of the year. How many squares do you see? Are they different? What are the names of these periods?

Pre-activity (5 minutes) • To further develop context and pre-teach vocabulary

Put coloured sheets with months and seasons on the floor and ask the students to order them. Show a picture of a woman sunbathing. Where is she? Is she working? What is she doing? Show a picture of a man water skiing. Where is he? Is he riding a bicycle? What is he doing? Show a picture of people sailing. Are they on the water? Are they in a tuk tuk? What are they doing?

Reading task #1 (5 minutes) • To prepare students to read for specific information

Give students handout #1 with pictures of seasons and questions. Tell the students to answer the questions and to work alone. Demonstrate with a student. ICQ: are you speaking? are you working with your someone else? Students write the answers and then check their answers in pairs. Provide feedback on the board.

Reading task #2 (15 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed reading

Divide the class in groups of three. Give the students handout #2. Arrange three "stations" in the classroom, one for each character. Each team member will be responsible for providing the answers for either Daniella, Sumalee or Axel. Students can't take the handouts with them. The correct answers will be on the wall in the corridor. When they are done, tell the students to go there and check their answers. Play "Singin' in the Rain" while they check their answers.

Reading task #3 (5 minutes) • To provide students with further detailed reading

Give the students handout #3. Demonstrate on the board using a sentence about yourself with a few mistakes eg Raphaël comes from Cambodia. He lives in Siem Reap and teaches at ACE. Correct the mistakes. Set the students in pairs. Check instructions (are you working alone, is the sentence correct). Provide feed back on the board.

Listening task (5 minutes) • To provide students with listening for gist practice

Tell the students to listen to the audio extract. Tell them to find the answers to the following questions: – Is it Daniella, Sumalee or Axel? – Where are they? – How do you know? Tell them to work in pairs. Check instructions: are you writing? are you working alone? Tell them to discuss their answers. Provide feedback on the board.

Flexi-stage (5 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the vocabulary

Tell students to write about their favourite season and explain why. Tell them to discuss with their partner.

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