James James

Speaking in the context of things that make you feel.....(happy, depressed, amused, relaxed etc).
B2 level


In this lesson students practice speaking about things that make them feel a certain way.


Abc Cutting Edge Course book.
Abc WB and markers.
Abc ball

Main Aims

  • Sts practice speaking in the context of what makes them feel.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Sts learn correct sentence forms and pronunciation.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T gives his answers to 8 questions about what makes him: Laugh feel frightened feel depressed relax feel detested stressed embarressed feel happy

Exposure and useful language. (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading questions and making notes.

T tells sts to look back at the 8 questions from the previous lesson and make notes about thier answers. T gives them a hanout with useful language and tells them they could use phrases in the previous lesson also. T gives them 8 minutes. T monitors to check sts on task and then to prvide further words and phrases.

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

T puts class in groups (size depends completely on student turnout, prefably groups of 3/4). T tells sts discuss the answers to their questions and make a list of the most interesting answers on the most interesting answers. T does ICQs. T gives them 8 minutes. T monitors and makes notes on mistakes.

Practice speaking 2 (6-8 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skill (speaking)

T puts sts in pairs (pairs should not be from same group as previous task). **If class small get sts to explain most interesting ideas to the WC. T asks sts to discuss the most interesting ideas they heard and encourages them to ask each other questions. T gives them 6 minutes.

Ball throw game (optional) (5-10 minutes)

T says what makes him happy and throws ball to sts and gets them to do the same. T does this for a variety of things that make them feel.

Feedback and Error Correction (6-8 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

T uses notes made during monitoring to make comments and correct language mistakes.

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