My shoes
Elementary level


By the end of the lesson, the students will have practised fluency speaking within the context of money and happiness. They will start with guided speaking practice in which the questions are given. At the end of the lesson, They will have a freer activity for fluency speaking.


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Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation, discussions in the context of money

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist listening practice using a text about one poor and one rich boy in the context of money and happiness
  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about two different lives in the context of money


Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set the context and raise interest in the topic

Show the picture and ask what they understand. Pair work: What do you think about it? WCFB: What did you find? What's the message? Is money important for you?

Exposure (7-8 minutes) • To introduce the stimulus and revise some vocabulary used with money for the coming tasks through reading.

Show the two pictures of the people. And ask them to talk about them using the questions below. Ask questions: Which one is rich? Which one is happier? Why? What do they do? Then ask them to read the text quickly and learn if they are right. Ask are your guesses correct? Any difference? (Here if you think that they don't know, check their understanding of "earn and spend money"

Speaking Activity 1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide guided fluency speaking in the context of what you do with money

Tell Ss we learnt about John and Robert. What about you? What do you do with money? Now I will give you some cards. Together you take a card and answer the questions by talking. When I ring the bell you turn another card. CCQs: Are you writing? Are you talking? Are you turning over all of the cards or one by one when you hear the bell? (Demo) Then they speak. T gives WCFB. Ask questions: Who is the Richie Rich in classroom? What do you do if you are rich? Do you spend or save money?

Speaking Activity 2 (6-7 minutes) • To engage students through questioning and to provide fluency speaking in the context of money and happiness

Ask students can they buy everything with money? What can't they buy? .Try to elicit happiness. Model and drill if they don't know the noun form of happy. Ask them to discuss in pairs. And then change pairs. Give WCFB. Those who say money can buy happiness? Why? Those who say cannot? Why? a small discussion here.

Speaking Activity 3 (10-15 minutes) • To provide fluency speaking in the context of the short film "My Shoes"

Write the words "My Shoes" on the board and tell Ss that they are going to watch a short film with this title. Ask Ss what they think the film will be about and share their ideas with their partners. Start the video. Stop at 1.30 and ask them to work in pairs and talk what are they doing, are they happy, what will happen? (Here you can do role playing. Name each student A and B. And the two kids sitting on the bench. Ask them what are they talking about? How do they feel? You are sitting there. Just talk.) Then they watch the rest. Ask them how they feel. Ask ss to discuss what the message of the film is. WCFB. Any different ideas? Do you agree? etc

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