Martin Plasse Martin Plasse

Grade 7 A1 level


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Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation about seasons

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide detailed and deduction listening practice using a text about seasons


Warmer/Lead-in (Context) (4-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Play 40 secs video. Elicit topic. Ask students to describe each seasons, with full sentences if possible, write the adjectives on the board.

Useful Language (Vocab) (+ Controlled Activity) (10-15 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

The basic vocab (winter, spring, summer, autumn, seasons) is quite easy for this lesson as they already know the four seasons quite well. If not elicited suggest the adjectives: 'pleasant', 'chilly', 'muggy', 'windy'; and 'smog', to add to the lessons basic vocab and help them express themselves in relation to this topic. Clarify those five words carefully with them. Explain that they will need to unscramble the words (use PowerPoint). make sure none of these words are visible anywhere in the classroom. Students work alone then check in pairs.

Exposure + Controlled Activity (10-12 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

Hand-out text/lyrics gap-fill worksheet, one per student. Students fill-in the gaps as the watch the video. Watch the video twice, they then check in pairs to try to complete and/or correct each other. Students correct themselves use Answer key on ppt.

Uncontrolled Activity (12-15 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Students get in teams of four to discuss the four seasons: whether they like or don't like each season, what are their two favorite activities for each season. (Use PowerPoint) Do an example for yourself for each question and write it on the board. Make sure students get they need to answer for each season. Do feedback as a whole class, i.e. students share their answers.

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