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Exposure and physical descriptions
Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson, students learn about exposure and practice of lexis related to physical descriptions. The lesson starts with eliciting physical characteristics of teacher as a model through the sentence frames. This is followed by giving students the related words and clarification of them to describe a person and then fill in a spidergram exercise. Next, students listen to the descriptions of some photos. Finally, a role-play speaking activity will be practiced.


Abc Global pre-Int
Abc Global pre-Int
Abc CD player
Abc Teacher's laptop
Abc CD

Main Aims

  • To provide exposure and practice of lexis related to physical descriptions.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of listening for gist and specific detail.


Lead-in (8-9 minutes) • To engage the students

Elicit the sentence frames

Options (9-10 minutes) • To check the words they don't know

I ask the students to divide the words into words they know and don't know. I show the pictures of the words they don't know. I also check the pronunciation difficulties.

Listening (14-15 minutes) • To provide practice for gist and specific detail

I set the context of the listening. Students do the exercise and then I check the answers. Finally, for feedback, I provide the transcript to check.

Speaking (10-11 minutes) • Make them speak

I put them in different small groups and make this competitive (they get points for a correct answer).

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