Nada Nada

Intermediate level


In this lesson, ss practise their speaking skills through guided discovery based on pictures about different cultural activities. The lesson starts with a small discussion about what kind of activities ss usually do and the ones they don't.This is followed by checking the meaning of some words through introducing some pictures. Then, ss fill in small paragraphs with a listening passage. Finally, a controlled practice through some questions chosen by T, and free practice via writing notes about activities they enjoy doing.



Main Aims

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

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review of cultural activities in the context of media


Warmer/Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

1) T introduces a list of cultural activities and asks ss to pick one of the activities that they either " never do" or they "do all the time", then compare their answers in groups. 2) T uses some pictures to drill vocabulary words that are related to the context ( characters, acting, special effects...)

Exposure (5-8 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

1) ss go through questions related to the listening passage about 3 people who talk about something they have seen, read or listened to. 2) ss have to fill in gaps of missing words from the listening passage. 3) peer check 4) T provides tapescript for ss to check their answers.

Useful Language (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

1) T asks ss to choose one of the cultural activities introduced at the beginning of the session, and talk about them following the previous listening passage. 2) T provides ss with some questions to help them answer, using proper language prompts to guide them through. Questions: - What is the activity? - When and where did you see it? - Did you like it or not? - What were its strong points? - What were its weak ones? - What words would you use to describe it? - Would you recommend it to others? 3) in pairs, they tell each other about their chosen topics

Productive Task(s) (7-10 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

1) SS take notes of what they choose to talk about. 2) T mingles ss and asks them to take their seats away from desks and speard in the classroom. 2) In pairs, ss share what they have.

Feedback and Error Correction (8-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

After listening to some of the students ( it depends on the time left), T shares with ss feedback while writing on WB mistakes to be highlighted and corrected.

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