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Intermediate level


In this lesson students learn about vocabulary, in the context of features of a dream home. First, they will read a worksheet about other people's dream homes and try to identify the rooms. Then they will discuss what their perfect homes would be like. (Ballroom, gym, workshop etc.) They will discuss the reasons. In groups, they will prepare an advertisement, and then they will choose the best one. While writing/talking about their dream homes, they will also have a chance to review "would"(I would buy, I would have etc.).


Abc Match HO

Main Aims

  • To provide practice of home features and to provide review of would/want in the context of dream home

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion/pair work in the context of dream home
  • To provide product writing practice of a advertisement in the context of home & features


Warmer (5-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Ask the students their interests and hobbies. Ask if they do them at home or not. Show them the HO. Tell them to tick the hobbies if they can do it at home and put a cross if they can not. Give them the list of hobbies. They will look in pairs, Elicit the hobbies they don't know. (Pottery, Stargazing etc.)

Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Now, try to engage the Ss to the core context that will be used in the lesson. Give an ex. Pottery(show pic.) Pottery is my hobby. Can I do it at home? No. What do I need? Workshop. (If they don't understand show pic.) Now, tell them; But what if I am rich! Imagine that you are rich! And you can have anything at your home for your hobbies etc. Put pics of big houses on the board. Ask their opinions about the houses. Elicit: Expensive, rich. What do we need to buy such a house? Lots of money/rich. Today we will talk about our dream homes! Show the pictures and elicit the words Ballroom, workshop, tower

Controlled practice (vocab) (5-7 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Give the Ss HO1. Let them work in pairs and fill the blanks. Peer-check

Personalisation/ (5-7 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Stage 1: Write on the board: My Top 5 / Next 5 / That's OK/ Thanks I don't want it. Ask the students What would you have in your dream home? Look at the vocabulary list. (Be sure that they know the words. Elicit anything they do not know.) Make a list. Give them 6-7 mins.

Clarification (4-6 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Stage 2: Now, tell them to look at their lists and tell you some words. I.e My top 5 A ballroom. Ask: Why would you have a ball room? Why would you have a workshop? answer: I would have a workshop because I love repairing things I would have a gym because I like doing sports. At this point. Clarify would+v1. Is it a fact now? No Is it real? No Do I have enough money? No Show the pronunciation. /wʊd/ Drill it. Give the contraction. Drill it. Use finger highlighting if needed. I am imagining that I am rich. (Do not give the second conditional as a whole. Give would as a chunk/vocabulary. Tell the meaning. Do not give an if clause.) Make sure that they understand. Because I love etc.....

Controlled practice/Work in pairs (7-9 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the input and expand on what they've learned

Now let them discuss their lists. Make them pairs and ask each other about the lists. I would have .... I would buy..... I want ...... Why would you have... Why would you buy... Why do you want.... And explain reasons to each other. Swap the pairs. Let them practice more.

Free Practice (10-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Show Ss Elicit a real estate agent. Give students ad brochures. Work in groups. (Or in pairs. Depends on the numbers of Ss) Design an ad for a big house. Write the discription. Try to make it charming and interesting. Exaggerate! Not:a swimming pool. But:There is a swimming pool, you can enjoy it whenever you want etc. Then stick them on the board. Let the students look at them and choose the best one.

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