Özlem Yılmaz Özlem Yılmaz

A1 level


In this lesson, Ss will revise the names of the countries, practice vocabulary of cities within countries, and ask and answer questions about where people are from. They will listen to a text to find out where people are from, ask and answer questions about those people using the language forms "What's his name? His name's .... What's her name? Her name's ..." They will do a matching activity to decipher cities and their countries. After that, they will practice the grammar points of the lesson through an information-gap activity. lastly, Ss work in small groups and play a guessing game to find out the person chosen by another student.


Abc Coursebook
Abc Flashcards of people
Abc Matching vocabulary cutouts (Headway Beginner Student's Book Fourth Edition)

Main Aims

  • To review, clarify and practice target language: What's ______ name? Where's _______ from? Where's ______? It's in ______ .

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practice vocabulary of cities within countries


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

T introduces herself and sets the context through the use of visuals on page 13.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Ss look at the profile pictures of people, try to guess where they are from. Then, T lets them check in pairs and does WCFB. "Look at the map. Where are they from? Fill in the blanks and then check in pairs." T ask ICQs "So, what's his name? Where's he from? What's her name? Where's she from?" and tries to elicit answers from the Ss.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

After the listening text, the targeted questions are elicited from the Ss and written on the WB.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Ss work in small groups, match the people with the countries and ask and answer questions about people using the drawings prepared by the T. "Work in groups of four or five. Match the people with the countries. Ask and answer questions about them. T monitors the Ss during the activity. T asks ICQs "What's his name? His name's .... Where's he from? He's from ......." and tries to elicit the answers from the Ss. T gives WCFB.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Ss work in small groups and do a matching activity. They match the cities with the countries. "Work with your group. Match the cities with the countries." T ask ICQs "Where is (city name)? It's in (country name)." After they finish the activity, T does WCFB.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Ss work with their partners and do an information-gap activity. They make a short dialogue using the target language. They practice saying the dialogue using the pictures on page 14 and 139. Teacher names the students and gives the instructions."A-B, A-B... As' you look at page14 and Bs you look at page 141. And please do not look at each other's pages.Ask questions and find out the names and countries of the people on your page." T checks their understanding asking ICQ. "As, where do you look? Bs, where do you look? Are you cheating?"

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Ss work with their groups. T has learners each choose a person from the photo and the others try to find out who s/he is by asking questions. "Work with your groups. Choose a person from the photo each one of you. Don't tell anyone. Your friends will find out who you are." Before they start the activity, T asks one of the Ss to come to the board and models the language with him/her as an example.

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