Souhayel Weslety Souhayel Weslety

Teaching practice 7
Elementary level


In this lesson, ss are introduced to a number of city-related and country life-related words and then given the chance to use these in controlled and freer practice tasks.


Abc Blue tuck
Abc Pictures
Abc Projector
Abc W/B
Abc Gap-fill HO
Abc Writing paper (A3)

Main Aims

  • To practise vocabulary in the context of country life and city life.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practise guided writing in the context of city life and country life.


Warmer (3-5 minutes) • To set the lesson context, engage ss and activate schemata.

1. Draw a spidergram on W/B with CITY LIFE in the middle. 2. 'What do you find in the city?' 3. 'Do you like living in the city?'

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To introduce and clarify TL: city and country words

1. 'How did you get here?' (metro) ‘What’s another word for metro in English?’ (subway) 2. Project a picture of buildings ‘what are these?’ Elicit ‘building’ 3. Project a picture of 'the Golden Gate Bridge' ‘what's this?’ Elicit ‘bridge' 4. Elicit 'coffee shop' & 'pub' ‘if you want to have a coffee with your friends, where do you go?’ (coffee shop) ‘if you want to get drunk, you go to ..’ (bar) ‘What’s another word for bar?’ 5. Project the picture of a traffic jam Elicit ‘traffic’ ‘Can anyone name a street in Tunis where there’s always a lot of traffic?’ 6. Transition to country life ‘What about the country? Do you often find traffic there?’ (no) ‘What do we find in the country, then?’ Elicit ‘farm’ and ‘factory’ using pictures. 7. Project a picture of a lake. Elicit 'lake'

Controlled practice (6-8 minutes) • To put the presented vocabulary in context and provide a model of production for the upcoming task.

1. Show ss the gap-fill HO and read the Q task. 2. Demo what they'll do and give the first answer if necessary. 3. Give ss the HO. 4. Monitor and take notes. 5. Demo very carefully how they'll check their answers: 'what's the answer to nbr 2?' (pubs) Ask the ss who answered to ask the same Q about nbr 3 to another student. Ask the other ss to do the same. Check that ss understood how they check their answers. Monitor and offer help when needed.

Freer practice (15-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity for ss to use the words they just learnt.

1. 'Do you still remember the words we learnt today?' (yes) 'Good, because you'll now write about your favourite city or place in the countryside' 2. Have them agree in groups on one place/city they'll write about. 3. Explain the rules to ss. 4. Check they understand them. 5. Hand ss A3 paper. 6. Monitor and offer help when needed. 7. Hang ss's writings on the walls/board. 8. Ask ss to walk around the classroom, read their friends' writings and choose a winner. 9. Language/content feedback.

Wrap up (1-2 minutes) • To bring the lesson to a close.

1.Ask ss if they have any Qs. 2. Remind them of lesson aims. 3. Thank ss for participating.

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