Ozlem Ozlem

elementary level


In this lesson, the students will learn new vocabulary words for describing characteristics. They will also get introduced to the words "very" and "really" by the use of new vocabulary words they have learned.


Abc worksheet, pictures and coloured cards.

Main Aims

  • To provide using vocabulary for describing characteristics.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practice speaking about animal characteristics.


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

I will introduce myself to the students. I will start the lesson by brain storming which will be by showing them the images of animals and ask them to tell me which one of the animals in the pictures is known as "Man's Best Friend" and ask them the question "why?" which will be the question for brain storming.

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

I will explain the game they are going to play to the students and I will ask CCQ about the game such as "what will we do know?" and "what will you do with the cards you have?" I will ask the to work in groups, where each group will have 3 or 4 members.

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

I will read the words and their definitions first and then make the students repeat the words and definitions after me. I will ask the students to read it out loud all together.

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

I will give the students the negative forms of the words they have learned and ask them to stick the negative word next to the positive word, after they finish, I will ask the students to repeat the words after me and see if they have a problem in the pronounciation. I will do error correcections. I will introduce "very" and "really".

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

I will hand the students Ex.4a on Pg.19 of the workbook and tell them to fill the gaps. I will provide them with help if they need any clarification

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

I will ask the students to check their answers with their partners and see if they have the same answers, then I will ask them to read their answers to the class.

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

I will tell the students to individually decide according to them which vocabulary word suits which animal and come and write it on the white board in the table I had made. I will tell them to discuss with each other why they chose the animal in each catergory. I will make error corrections.

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