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life stories lesson, positive characteristics
intermediate B2 level


in this lesson, students will get new vocabulary about positive characteristics and they will use it in speaking in the context of ''life stories''. the lesson starts with a warm up activity by using a picture of some famous people and a small discussion what characteristics should a person have to be successful. after that they will do practice for the new vocab then they will have a speaking task. finally they will do a writing task


Abc new cutting edge intermediate

Main Aims

  • To provide accuracy and fluency speaking practice in a conversation about a person they admire in the context of life stories

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review and practice of positive characteristics in the context of life stories


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

to show the students a picture of some famous and successful people and ask them about the positive characteristics that one should have to be a famous and successful person. they will give me some characteristics and then i will show them the new vocab that i have on the board and make a review of them then they will practice

Exposure (4-7 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

we will check the meaning of the new vocab together, then students will do some exercises to practice the new vocab after that they will think of someone they know (either personally or a famous person) who has these positive characteristics, then they will tell their partner about that person

focus on pronunciation (2-4 minutes) • to help students pronounce the new language accurately

we will check the pronunciation of ambitious, courageous, imaginative, tolerant,and determined. paying attention to word stress.

Useful Language (4-5 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

students will do some practice on the new vocab and they will use them through a small discussion. students will see some occupations and find out what are the characteristics needed for every occupation. then they will match the roles in exercise 1b with some qualities. then they will discuss two questions in small group.

Productive Task(s) (4-6 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

students will work in a small group discussing how many of the people in the photos they recognize and why they think people admire them. then they will listen to an audio in which two people are talking about someone they particularly admire. students will write down some details of each person's life they will listen again and note down why they admire each person. then they will do the speaking task using the useful language.

prctice (5-7 minutes) • to provide accuracy and fluency practice

students will do the speaking exercise, they will give a short talk, like ones on the recording about a person they admire. then decide quickly who they will talk about then make some notes about what they are going to say then practice their talks in pairs then talk to the class and be ready for any question finally if i don't have enough time i will give them the writing exercise as a homework.

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