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TP7 - Vocabulary (talking about clothes)
Elementary level


In this lesson, ss will be exposed to some new vocabulary in the context of shopping for clothes. The lesson will start by setting the context in a clothes shop. This will be follwed by a short activity which will lead to a listening for specific information task introducing them to some of the new vocabulary. More more new vocabulary will be introduced and clarified. This will be followed by a controlled practice task then a speaking activity.


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Main Aims

  • To introduce students to some new vocabulary in the context of shopping for clothes.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practise question-forms in a real life situation (in a clothes shop)
  • To practise speaking through a guided dialogue.
  • To practise listening for specific information in the context of shopping for clothes.


Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set the lesson's context and engage the students

Show ss the picture of a clothes shop and ask them where do they like to go for shopping?

Vocabulary introduction (8-10 minutes) • To expose ss to some of the new vocabulary

Give ss the scrambled dialogue H/O and, in pairs, ask them to decide which sentences were said by the customer and which sentences were said by the shop assistant. O/C feedback. Ask ss to put the whole dialogue in the correct order. Ss listen to the recording of the conversation and check their answers. O/C feedback.

Language clarification (15-20 minutes) • To introduce some more new vocabulary and clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation

Each ss is given a set of pictures of different clothing items. Shout the name of the item and ask the ss to show its picture. Drill and show the form of each clothing item using the OHP. Use CCQs whenever needed. Get ss to describe a few pictures using "He is wearing ...", "He is putting his ... on", "He is taking his ... off".

Controlled practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and provide ss with controlled practice of the new vocabulary

Give ss clear instructions for the controlled practice task and give H/O. Demo if necessary. Peer check. O/C feedback.

Speaking activity (13-15 minutes) • To provide ss with free practice of the new vocabulary in a real life situation.

Ss will be given a skeleton dialogue. In pairs, ss practise the dialogue relying on the skeleton dialogue and the dialogue they had re-ordered in the beginning of the lesson. O/C feedback (delayed error correction if possible).

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