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Demo session
Pre-intermediate level


In this lesson Ss are going to learn about Adverbs in the context of "Different Personalities".


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of usage of adverbs in the context of different personalities

Subsidiary Aims

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


Warmer/Lead-in (5-10 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T: look at the people inside the picture, which one is your favorite? Why? T: what do you think about their personalities? in pairs talk about their personalities and what these people are like. T: who volunteers to talk about the first person, the second, etc.

Vocabulary introduction (10-15 minutes) • To introduce new words related to personality traits

T: now we are going to learn some words about people's personality. please do part A with a partner. (ICQ: are we doing the task alone? No). T: please change your seats, check your answers with your new partner. Any problems? T: Is there anything you don't know? (like look at the bright side of things) T: now use these adjectives to talk about real people you know with your partner.

Exposure (10-15 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

T: please read the text and do part A individually. (ICQ: can we talk to each other? No) T: check your answers in pairs. Then T goes through the answers with the class. T: Please do part B in pairs. T: who wants to talk about their answer? please stand up.

Highlighting (5-8 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

T: look at the sentences in part 1, what are the red words? (verbs). What is the similarity of green words? (adverbs: they give more details about verbs) T: look at part 2, what are blue words? (adjectives). what is the similarity among green words? (adverbs: they describe adjectives)

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

T explains the function of adverbs, go through grammar part and explains the difference between "good" and "well". T: adverbs mostly answer "how" and "when". Many adverbs are adjective+ly but not all of them. CCQs: An adverb describes a noun, yes or no? No Mary is a good driver, wrong or right? Right Mary drives good, wrong or right? Wrong- well

Controlled Practice (10-15 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

T: do part A alone. check your answers with a partner. T: read your answers one by one. Ss will correct each other with T's aid. T: do part B in pairs.

Semi-Controlled Practice (10-15 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

T: change seats, interview your partner (part A) and add explanations to each answer. (ICQ: Should we ask more questions in each part? Yes) Instead of part B, T asks students to read the most interesting answer aloud.

Free Practice (20-25 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

T gives Ss handouts which contain a table that has one part for each classmate. Ss should stand up, go around the class talk to each other and ask each other questions based on the adjective written in front of that person's name. then they have to write sentences by changing the adjectives into adverbs. T: please read your sentences for class. Ss will correct each other by T's aid.

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