Matthew Haynes Matthew Haynes

New Bridges Lesson 6b Book B
Elementary level


This lesson should provide an opportunity for the students to review last lesson's vocabulary and practice it conversationally.


Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of transportation.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review and practice of transportation in the context of travel.


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

Go over homework pg. 59 - map and directions. pg. 62 - (not that important) Have students stand and greet one another. No need to ask about the family. Instruct them to ask one another how they are feeling.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

Ask each student how they got to class today - "What transportation did you use to come to class today" "How did you get from home to class today?" Allow for some mistakes here, but look to keep everything in the present simple. Pg. 55 - Going Places - T - Sts Ask the students these questions from 1 - 3. 4. How do you get to Hewler? 5. How to you get to Istanbul? 6. How do you get to Zawa Mountain? 7. How do you get to the hospital? Page 56. - Have one student ask the questions from page 55 and another answer the questions with the sentences in Part 2. VOCAB Gap Fill - Have the students fill in the vocabuary. Then have them check with each other before wc feedback. ANSWER KEY Motorcycle/bike wagon ship van truck/pickup plane/airplane bike/bicycle train/metro walk

Useful Language (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

ACTION WORDS Gap Fill - Have the students fill in the action word. Prompt them as little as possible. This was an easy task and they should be able to remember these words. WC feedback. WHAT IS YOUR TRANSPORTATION Gap Fill/Activity - Have the students fill the gaps in alone. Once they have finished then WC feedback. .......then have the students ask one another the questions they have completed. Make sure to monitor for answers in present simple and full sentences.

Productive Task (5-8 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

DIRECTIONS - Have the students write down the direction to their home/school/work from New Bridges. They can draw a map on the back if they like to help with their written explanation. Do not have the students read their directions out loud. You can read each as they complete it and ask questions for clarification and check individual understanding. GAME - If time permits end the class with a game. I like hangman (if that is a bit weird to make a hangman culturally then make a snowman or any object that is humorous without being offensive).

Homework (8-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Page 63 - There are some new vocabulary words here but they are all in the context of transportation and should be easy to follow.

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