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Feeling happy/preferences lesson
Elementary level

Description

In this lesson, students practice expressing their opinions about the "happiness" theme along with their preferences. The lesson starts with students telling the things that make them happy. This is followed by a pre-teaching of the vocabulary and two listening activities where students listen and answer questions. Finally, the students can discuss their preferences about different things.

Materials

Abc Whiteboard
Abc T 12.1
Abc Smart Board
Abc Projector
Abc PowerPoint file
Abc New Headway Elementary Student's book p 90, 91 and 92
Abc Handouts
Abc Computer
Abc Answer Key

Main Aims

  • To make students practice expressing their opinions about the "happiness" theme along with their preferences.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practice listening for specific information

Procedure

Warmer/Lead-in (5-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

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-Listening (5-7 minutes) • To prepare students for the recording and make it accessible

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.

While-Listening #1 (9-11 minutes) • To provide students with a less challenging gist task

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

While-Listening #2 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with a more challenging scanning task

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?)

Speaking (12-15 minutes) • To provide students with an opportunity to respond to the song and expand on what they've learned

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)

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