Michael Michael

intermediate level


In this lesson students will be exposed to some vocabulary related to success, and be given the opportunity to use the vocabulary in conversation.


Abc exercise 4b
Abc exercise 3 b
Abc exercise 4 a
Abc Listening exercise 3 a
Abc Listening exercise 2
Abc Listening exercise 1

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation, opinion expression in the context of attitudes to success

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review, clarification and practice of words associated to attitude to success in the context of 2 people talking about their opinions on success
  • To provide gist, specific information and detailed listening practice using a text about attitudes to success in the context of 2 people discussing their opinions


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

put Attitudes to Success scrambled up on the board in addition to putting the blank spaces and have students try to figure out what letter goes in which spaces. (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _/_ _/ _ _ _ _ _ _ _)

Exposure (8-9 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

Post pictures of Mariama and and Remco on the white board, under the completed exercise of the lead in. explain to students that these are 2 people who we are going to listen to them speak about something. Ask- What do you think they will be talking about? Do you think they will be speaking about something good? Then have students complete exercises 1 and 2; peer check, whole class feed back

Useful Language (9-9 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Put the sentences 1-7 from exercise 3 and and elicit to see what students know about target vocab and phrases, do some drilling on pronouncing them and make sure the meaning is clear, then have students listen and complete the exercise. peer check, whole class feed back.

Productive Task(s) (17-19 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Complete exercise 3b peer check, then do whole class feedback. Then move to exercise 4a, complete it alone. then students complete exercise 4 b in small groups, then we have some whole class feedback

Feedback and Error Correction (8-9 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Make mention of some errors that students made during the exercises, get students to correct the mistakes that are in the sentences. do some drilling where necessary

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