Nourhan Muhamed Nourhan Muhamed

TP6 - Vocabulary
Elementary level


In this lesson, the students will know the differences between Years , Decades and Centuries.


Abc Some flash cards
Abc New Cutting Edge Elementary Book
Abc Teacher made-Handout

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of years, decades and centuries in the context of life

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide specific information listening practice using a text about years, decades and centuries in the context of life


Warmer/Lead-in (0-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Ask the students: '' If you have the chance to live in another time, Which time will you choose?''. Make a discussion, make sure that they use a century or a decade.

Exposure (5-8 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Now, ask the students to listen to a track and circle the correct year, let them work in pairs to check their answers. After that, write some dates on the board, say them once and let them repeat, then let them elicit the stresses. Let them repeat the dates to be more confident.

Highlighting and Clarification (8-12 minutes) • To pay attention and clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

According to Ex.2, put some cards, on the board, written with words '' popular, emperor, revolution,landing,war,hit single''. Ask the students : '' What does x mean?'', let them guess the meanings of the words, then elicit them. Then, ask them to listen to a track , during listening ask them to work in pairs to complete the sentences from the box and check answers. Monitor them to lock for mistakes, then give them feedback.

Controlled Practice (2-3 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Now, write an example from ex.3 on the board to show the students how to re-write the dates like: 1970-1979 ... nineteen-seventies. let them work in pairs and do like the example. Monitor them and give feedback.

Free Practice (2-4 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Ask the students to write five sentences about famous people in their country, encourage the students to use at least one example of a decade and one of a century , let them work in pairs. After that, put them in new pairs to tell each other about the dates that they have chosen. Monitor them and correct if they need.

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