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TP #4 Vocab & Listening (water sports)
Elementary level


In this lesson, Ss learn new vocab about water sports by listening and repeating them and how to pronounce it. They will also practice a listening skill (listening for specific information) by listening to two interviews about water sports and circling time expressions. They also learn time expressions; ago, last, ..... . by completing a table with them. At the end they will discuss about the water sports they like.


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Main Aims

  • To provide and practice of new vocabs (water sports lexis) in the context of water sports.
  • To learn Ss time expressions; (ago, last, at and on), and how to use them.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide and practice a listening skill; (listening for specific information) in the context of water sports.


Warmer/Lead-in (2-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I will start by asking Ss if any one went to the beach for their holidays in Sharm El-Sheik, Hurgada or any touristic resorts and if they saw water sports their like surfing, scuba diving, sailing and ....... ? because these water sports can be found in touristic beaches only. I will ask Ss if any one tried one of these sports or not, I guess that they practiced some of these sports like fishing and swimming.

Exposure (5-12 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

I will show Ss a PowerPoint presentation on the data show included pictures of these water sports to clarify the context and definition of the words by showing these images, after the Ss see these pictures they will catch the idea and the context of the subject.

Clarification & Highlighting (13-16 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language by drawing attention to the context of the subject (water sports)

After exposure I will clarify the meaning and definition of the words by eliciting these definitions from Ss. Then I will check if they understand them or not (CCQs) . Then I will drill the words by pronounce them correctly and let Ss practice and repeat after me and show the stresses on the words.

Controlled Practice (16-20 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice and focus on accuracy.

This controlled practice aim is to focus on the accuracy, by listening to two interviews about water sports by hearing two people, Pam and Sergio and interviewers, and focus their attention on the table and point out the time expressions which all refer to the past. Then ask Ss to listen and circle the expressions they hear in each interview.

Controlled Practice #2 (20-22 minutes) • To concept check and prepare Ss for more meaningful practice and focus on accuracy

Through this controlled practice Ss will complete the table to show two ways of saying the same thing (time expressions), by filling the gaps using; on, in, last and ago. For example; last week = a week ago. Then Ss will check in pairs their answers. This ex. will emphasize focusing on accuracy.

Free Practice (23-30 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language and focus on fluency

In this free practice Ss will speak about their favourite water sport, then they will ask their partners about their fav. water sport too. This free practice will focus on the fluency of the language.

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