Ekaterina Ekaterina

Kate TP 1b_01.06.17
Upper-Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will discuss things which are interesting to collect, share their own experience on collecting and express their opinions whether collecting is reasonable. They will learn the names of specific things which can be collected. Then they will listen to 5 people talking about their collections, doing gist and detailed listening tasks. They will follow this up with the focus on the language used by speakers in the listening, i.e. focus on using what-clauses in comparison with regular sentences. At the end they will have a discussion about the things that they like, dislike or want using what-clauses.


Main Aims

  • To introduce students to What clauses and have them practice within the context of collecting

Subsidiary Aims

  • Listening for gist and detail in the context of collecting


Warm-up/lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To engage students and elicit the name of the topic from them

T will bring a bag filled with different things, such as coins, spoons, coloured pencils, magnets, maps, shots, etc. T will ask Ss to group the objects. Then T will ask Ss how they can name these groups of things. T will elicit the answer - collection/collecting.

Pre-Listening #1 (2-3 minutes) • To introduce new words related to the topic and prepare them for listening

T will stick the pictures of the objects onto WB, hand out the papers with the names of these objects and have Ss match the names with the pictures. I will split Ss in 2 groups and have them guess the names of these objects. Then T check their suggestions.

Pre-Listening #2 (2-4 minutes) • To provide Ss with an opportunity to express their ideas with regards to the topic

T will split Ss in 3 groups and ask a question to them about the picture-matching: what are the most interesting things to collect among the presented objects and why? Then they share their opinion with the whole class.

Pre-Listening #3 (2-3 minutes) • To provide Dd with an opportunity for discussion

T will have Ss answer the question: Do you (or have you ever) collect anything?

Gist Listening (5-6 minutes) • To provide Ss with less challenging gist listening

T will have Ss listen to five people talking about their collections. The pictures of collected objects are on WB, Ss should match 5 speakers with one of the pictures. Ss do this activity in pairs, then check whole class.

Detailed Listening (5-6 minutes) • To provide Ss with more challenging detailed listening

T will give handouts to Ss with 8 questions. Ss will work individually, they will listen to the dialogues again and match each speaker with the given questions. Then T will have Ss check their answers in pairs and then check the whole class.

Post-Listening (2-3 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they have learnt

T will write a question on the board: Who are more often collectors, men or women? Why? Ss will work in 3 groups. Then T will have Ss share their ideas.

Focus on Language (5-6 minutes) • To introduce Ss to What-clauses

T will ask a question to Ss: What things would you like to collect? Ss will give different answers, T will write them on WB. Then T will write on WB: I would REALLY like to collect dog's badges. T will highlight words 'what' and 'really'. T will write a sentence: What I would like to collect IS dog's badges. T will explain MPF of What-clauses: Meaning: emphasize the importance of information. CCQ: - Do I care about this thing? – Yes - If we remove the information after What-clause, will the whole sentence be meaningful? – No - Do I really want this thing? - Yes - Is this a question? - No - Can we shorten the phrase? - Yes, What I'd like to collect IS dog's badges. T will explain the form of What-clauses using different colours: What + subject + main verb + BE + object part. (+) What I'd like to collect is dog’s figures T will practice stresses in What-clauses (backchaining and drilling).

Controlled practice #1 (2-3 minutes) • To provide Ss with an opportunity to practice newly-acquired grammar

T will hand out the tapescrips of the listening and have Ss find 5 examples of What-clauses. Ss will work in pairs, then share their answers with another pairs. Then T will ask for correct answers.

Controlled practice #2 • To provide Ss with an opportunity for more intensive practice

T will hand out the grammar exercise to Ss and ask them to rewrite the sentences beginning with What. Ss will work individually, then check in pairs, then T check the whole class.

Free practice #1 (3-4 minutes) • To privide Ss with an opportunity to practice newly-aquired grammar while speaking

Ss will work in pairs. T will ask Ss to talk to their partner about things that they like, dislike, or want using What-clauses. Then they share their ideas with the whole class.

Free practice #2 (3-4 minutes) • To provide Ss with more ideas how they can use What-clause to talk about things

T will give handouts to Ss about "What I love about..." and ask them to discuss things in pairs.

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