Feeling happy/preferences lesson
To make students practice expressing their opinions about the "happiness" theme along with their preferences.
To practice listening for specific information
Procedure (39-49 minutes)
T shows 5 pictures of happy people on the smart board Ss describe the pictures briefly T elicits the word "happy" T shows a question on the smart board "what makes you happy?" T asks ss to write 3 things that make them happy (a person, a thing, an activity) T asks ss to check their answers in pairs Discussion
Pre-teach the following words: "Joy" (eliciting through a picture) "to cherish" (eliciting through miming) "to deny" (eliciting through miming) "solitary" (eliciting through a picture) the sunrise (eliciting through a picture) Drilling of the words and eliciting form with ss.
T shows a sentence on the smart board telling them that it's the title of the song they will listen to T gives ss 90 seconds to guess what is the song about T asks ss to check their answers in pairs T listens to ss opinions (discussion) Ss listen to the song to check their guesses
T tells ss that he will give them a text (song) and they have to fill the gaps by listening to the song T gives ss handouts (the song) Ss listen to the song and do the task T asks ss to check in pairs Answer Key T discuses briefly with ss (who got all the answers right?)
T tells ss that he will give them handouts where they have have to give answers to some questions T gives the handouts Ss do the task T asks ss to mingle in class and discuss their answers Feedback and round-up (Can you remember what we did? Which activity you enjoyed the most?) Writing task (if the lesson finishes early) T asks ss to write 4 sentences about activities they enjoy doing with their best friends (then they check in pairs)