Elton Elton

Intermediate B2 level


In this lesson students will practice speaking and reading and focus on the vocabulary they learned earlier in the class. They'll practice the TL' language 'both/neither' through a variety of tasks, focusing on same or identical people, public or private. At first, a warmer will get them talking about public figures, especially US Presidents and then a pair work activity will help them ask questions and answers on reading material. Then g/w and w/c activities will get students to work on matching text with headings and use vocab to distinguish between identical twins.


Main Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a lesson attempting to reinforce the TP vocab both/neither.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist and deduction reading practice using a text about identical twins.


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

To get students interested in American popular history, a series of conversation questions will be asked about American Presidents.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of the task and highlight useful words and phrases

The photos of the two American Presidents Lincoln and Kennedy will be shown to Ss and a series of focus questions will be asked: Do you know which American Presidents have been assassinated? Do they have anything in common? Where they assassinated by men or women? etc.

Task (8-10 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Task 1 information gap will commence. Students will be put in pairs and begin reading their respective text, while trying to guess the missing words. Then Ss will check with their partner if their guesses were accurate and correct any mistakes.

Planning (6-8 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to plan students' reports

The Ss will be divided in groups and the photos of several identical twins will be given to them. Between the group they'll have to work out any differences they see.

Report (6-8 minutes) • To allow students to report on how they did the task and how it went

The different groups will then tell the rest of the class of any differences they noticed.

Language Analysis (6-8 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the task language

Students will be given the next task, where they read a short text and come up with an appropriate heading.

Language Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with practice of the task language

During the reading task, Ss will have to negotiate with other groups on the actual headings which the teacher has randomly given to each group. By negotiating and figuring out who has the title they're needing, Ss will get to practice the TP language.

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