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Teaching Practice 1
Intermediate level


In this lesson, Ss will practise adjective-noun collocations used as lexical phrases for evaluating and recommending. They will also practise modifying adverbs quite and really to soften or strenghten the evaluations / recommendations. The practices will go from semi-controlled to freer and they will also practise speaking for fluency and expressing their opinions.


Abc Ss bk, U 1.2 -Vocabulary handout

Main Aims

  • To provide practice of Noun collocations used as lexical phrases in the context of Adjectives

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice in speaking for fluency and expressing their opinion


Stage 1 (Lead in) (4-5 minutes) • to introduce the word "recommend " and get them interested in the topic.

I will play a hang man game using the word " recommend" and then check their understanding of the word and give several examples so that they can understand the meaning.

Stage 2 (Fill-in activity) (5-6 minutes) • to provide them some adjectives and see how they are used in sentences for recommendation.

I will say that these adjectives can be used with place, way, time and idea to recommend things. I will write two examples on the board. It's a good idea to eat out tonight. Watching American series is a great way to improve your language. I will ask Ss to check the article to find out the adjectives with place, way, time and idea.

Stage 3 ( look at quite and really in the sentence and answer the questions) (9-10 minutes) • to teach how quite and really used differently in a sentence

I will write down the sentence on the board: Wikipedia seems like a really great idea, but actually it's quite a dangerous website. Students will work in pairs to answer the floowing questions. 1. Which makes the meaning a lot stronger? 2. Which goes before a/an? Which goes after a/an? I will ask them to create 2 sentences using quite and really.

Stage 4 (completing the sentences) (12-15 minutes) • To make them complete the sentences using their own ideas to give recommendation.

A.I am going to write a sentence on the board as an example. Paris is a popular place to visit in summer. I am going to give them 5 minutes to complete them. After they finish the activity, i ask their sentences. B. I am going to give them 5 minutes to add quite and really to the sentences thay have just created. C. Ss will work in pairs and compare their ideas.

Stage 5 (think of recommendations) (8-10 minutes) • To create full sentences with the prompts given.

I will write a sentence and ask them to write 6 sentences. Doing homework is a great way to learn. When they are done, I will check their answers and give feedback. They will work in pairs and discuss what they think about their ideas.

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