Simon Stephenson Simon Stephenson

Lesson 1
Pre-Intermediate level


Students will practice vocabulary around clothes and connect to their previous lesson. They will review and practice using the present continuous tense to describe a picture. They will listen for gist and specific information around a description of a painting.


Abc Audio Recording 2
Abc Grammar Exercise 2
Abc Spot the Difference
Abc Controlled Practice Exercise
Abc Audio Recording
Abc Grammar Exercise
Abc True or False
Abc Painting

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of present continuous tense in the context of clothes

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide Ss practice of vocabulary to describe clothes, to give Ss practice in listening for gist and detail and to give Ss practice in speaking for fluency.


Stage 1 (Lead In) (0-5 minutes) • Get Ss interested and link to the previous lesson

-T will write "I am / am not wearing..." on the w/b and then describe to students what he/she is wearing -T will then ask Ss to descibe what they are wearing to each other in their groups

Stage 2 (Picture and Listening) (5-10 minutes) • Get Ss to practice using TL and listen for gist

-T will distribute handouts of a painting to the students with three questions below the painting and ask them to discuss it in their groups -T will discuss the title with the Ss -T informs Ss that they will hear an audio recording about the painting and asks them to pay attention to things and people -T asks students to write down everything they remember about the recording in groups then asks whole class what they remembered

Stage 3 (Listening and True or False) (5-10 minutes)

-T distributes true or false handout to Ss and gives them a minute to familiarize them with questions -T plays recording again and students individually complete true or false sheet (play recorded a second time if necessary) -Ss check their answers in their groups then T does whole class check

Stage 4 (Grammar and Pronunciation Exercises) (5-10 minutes) • To encourage Ss to notice the TL

-T gives Ss grammar exercise and has them complete in groups -T checks with group and asks CCQs about the exercise and the painting to check for understanding -T will write form for present continuous on board and draw a timeline for further clarification -T plays audio file for Ss, pausing to let them repeat some of the sample sentences -T will elicit sentences some example sentences from the Ss

Stage 5 (Grammar exercise and spot the difference) (5-10 minutes) • For Ss to practice TL and speaking fluency

-T will instruct the Ss to work through the grammar exercise in their groups, then when they are finished T will ask Ss one at a time to read out the correct answer for each question -If time, T put students into pairs, shows them the spot the difference sheet and tells them to first describe their picture to each other then work together to find and express the differences

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