Iris Beckers Iris Beckers

TP 8 Marriage, before and after
Pre-intermediate level


In this lesson, Ss are going the learn about stages of life. They are going to use the target vocabulary and use them in the context of stages life (birth, marriage, and death). They are going to practice words like split up, marriage, divorced, engaged and widowed through a controlled practice. Ss will also be exposed to a listening exercise related to the same theme. In the last stage of the lesson, Ss will have a free practice to use these words and share with their classmates about their own lives (when, where, and how they met their partners, etc)


Main Aims

  • To identify the meaning of words related to the different stages in marriage. At the end of this lessons, Ss will be able to use to target language in daily life

Subsidiary Aims

  • At the end of the lesson Ss will be able to answer questions with specific information which they got from the audio


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

The Ss are going to watch a video which will show different stages of life. After that, T elicits from Ss what they saw in the video by asking them to name the stages. This video will serve a good opportunity to get Ss ready and expect what the whole lesson will be about.

Pre-teaching vocabulary (5-7 minutes) • To provide context for the target language

The Ss are going to match certain words with some pictures. The words and the photos will be about the target vocabulary. The letters of the words are going to be scrambled so this will make it a little challenging for them. T: - asks Ss to work in groups - hands the HO's to Ss and tells them to match the words. - when Ss finish, T shows the answer key on the board -Ss might come up with words they don't know and ask about them. - T elicits from other Ss what these words mean

Pre-Listening (7-9 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

T: - asks Ss to be in the same groups - tells them that they are getting some sentences and they have to put them in the right order once the groups finish, T - asks them to check other groups' answers - leaves 1 answer key for each group while Ss are checking other groups' answers - elicits from Ss who Nina, Ted, Robert and Sam are - elicits from Ss what remarried, honeymoon, anniversary, and split up means

While-Listening #1 (8-8 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

T: - tells Ss to listen to an audio - asks Ss to work individually - tells Ss that they will have to answer questions - hands them the HO's - plays the audio once - elicits answers from Ss

While-Listening #2 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference listening tasks

T - asks Ss to read the T/F statements quickly - plays the audio - asks Ss to check the answers with the partner sitting next to them - nominates some Ss randomly to answer the statements - hands out the answer key for both listening exercises

Post-Listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the listening and expand on what they have learned

T: - talks with Ss about the stories they've been working with. --> Does this happen as well in Turkey and Istanbul? --> Was it always like this? T: - does not make comments on what Ss might say - shares her personal story with Ss --> is this a normal story in Istanbul? What about people inTurkey? - lets them talk about themselves: --> how old were they when they met their partner? Or are they maybe still single? --> Where did they meet each other? --> Are they married? --> Where was the proposal? Do they still remember? Was it romantic? --> Do they have children? When were they born?

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