Matthew Haynes Matthew Haynes

New Bridges Book C Lesson 1
B2 level


This lesson is a short reintroduction to material the students experienced in the previous course. it is a bit simplistic but will hep to shore up anything that the students might have forgotten or need a quick refresher in.


Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review of language used for previous course material.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Greet each student and ask how they have been. Ask about their families. Ask after health and well-being. Ask how each student is feeling, and if they have any questions about the course before beginning the next stage. Have them stand and greet one another. Listen to see how much they have retained. This does not need to take an inordinate amount of time.

Exposure (10-15 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

Page 2 B. Expressing Opinions: Pair up the students and have them switch off reading and answering. make sure they insert their own names for the provided names. Pg. 2 C. Part 1. Expanding Vocabulary: Assign whole sections to students and ask for brief explanations of words to make sure understanding was retained. Page 3 Part 2. Listen and circle the names. This should move quickly.

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

Page 3 Part 3. Spelling and Pronunciation: Explain that people sometimes confuse "p" and "b" just like some people confuse "پ" and "ب" This is a new section from the last book and will add an additional layer of difficulty. Do not go thru this too fast. make sure the students understand the purpose of this exercise. The students will have spelling quizzes from this section. Depending on the difficulty of the lesson try to do so each week. The etymology of HICCOUGH spelling: More modern spelling is "hiccup" but some books still use "hiccup."

Productive Task(s) (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Page 3 D. Exploring Reading: Have the students complete the exercise. Then, have the students change the story to fit them. Model it with the following: "My name is Matthew. I am an American. English is my first language. I study Kurdish. I am learning how to understand and pronounce Kurdish words. I am also learning to read and write Kurdish. I study very hard." Have them write the re-done story in the lines of Section E. Page 4 F. Part 1: Explaining Language: Circle the vowels and underline the consonants Pg 4 Part 2: Have students come to the board. Pre-draw lines that students can write on. Pg 4 Part 2a: Complete the exercise Pg 4 Part 2b: Complete the exercise Pg 6 Part 3: Alphabetize Pg 6 Part 4: Complete the exercise Page 7 G. Exchanging Information: Have the students in three for this class. The teacher can be the fourth. Assign a letter to each student and complete the exercise. Pg 7 H. Enjoying English: Have the students alternate asking and answering questions.

Homework (8-10 minutes) • To provide at-home practice for students' production and use of language

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