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Tp 5
Beginners level


In t his lesson, students will be introduced to new vocabulary related to holidays and dates. While the focus is on speaking and making use of the new words, they will be listening as well. The students will carry out various matching and group word activities within the given context, encouraging them to use the new vocabulary in a functional manner.


Abc Face2Face Elementary Student's Book
Abc Pictures relating to special days
Abc matching handout 1
Abc matching handout 2

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of Months, dates and names of holidays in the context of different holidays and the formation of dates

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist listening practice using a text about months, days and holidays within the year in the context of Special days and holidays and the formation of dates


Warmer/Lead-in (5-10 minutes) • To introduce myself and to set lesson context of "special days"

- Introduce myself : Put my name on the board and tell them my birthday. write it on the board as well: I was born on November 5th, 1987 - Tell them that there are more so-called "special days" in our lives, then put 5 different cards on the board that will have to be matched to strips I will pass out to them. The strips will show words such as "Anniversary" or "Birthday". - Students will listen to 3C- R 3.7 and match their strips in the order they heard the events. - They will then come up to t he WB and put them in order along with the correct picture.

Exposure/ Listening to phrases related to special days (3-5 minutes) • To provide a model of how to aknowledge special days

- Have students listen to R. 8 , model again and drill. - Write the sentences on the board showing stress - Have them match the phrases to the cards on the board

Useful Language (3-5 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Introduce vocabulary matching the events: - Elicit "present" or "gift" with a picture - Teach to "give a gift" and "to get a gift" and to "celebrate" and put it on the board.

Productive Task(s) (8-10 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice use and pronounciation of vocabulary

-Give handout with a matching activity related to months, have them put months in order with their partner - Put solutions on walls, have them check themselves. - Whole class feedback : say months out loud, drill.

Practice - Dates (5-10 minutes) • Teaching formation of dates

- Hand students activity 5, have them match words to numbers. - Have them turn it over as solutions will be on the back - Have them check with their partner

Speaking task (8-10 minutes) • To provide opportunity to engage in conversation using the new words

- Give handout with questions. - Have them form sentences from the words - Divide them in A and B , have them switch - Whole class f/b if time, if not just monitor.

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