Haya Mawahreh Haya Mawahreh

Meeting people online
Elementary ( A2) level


In this lesson, students learn to write a personal profile about themselves. The lesson starts with a question about the previous lesson. This is followed by a discussion about what the text is about. They also answer questions about the content of the text. Then, they focus on useful language for writing e.g. joining sentences and words using and, but, or or. Finally students write a text about themselves.


Abc English File Elem Ss-BK, U3C, HO, pictures

Main Aims

  • To write a personal profile.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To join sentences, phrases and words using and, but, or or


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

Students answer the question: "If you meet someone for the first time, what things might you say about yourself?" Teacher and students discuss. T. shows students Jamie's picture with empty profile and asks questions: what is his name? Where is he from? what does he do?(What is his job?) what does he like? Does he play sports? Sts give their prediction about him

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To get students notice the organisation of a personal profile

T. gives instructions: read Jamie's profile and answer the question: "Do you have similar interests?" T. asks Sts to give words similar in meaning of the words "interests and occupation" Sts put headings back in the text to complete the text. . T. provides students with answers Sts discuss the layout of the text

Useful Language (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for writing a profile

T. writes sentences with missing words. Sts work in pairs to guess the missing words. T. provide them with answers Sts work in groups to join sentences with and, but, or or T. gives answer key

Productive Task(s) (10-12 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to write a text about themselves

T. gives instructions : work alone to write a profile for yourself use the headings in the HO. Sts work individually to write their profiles T. monitors

Feedback and publishing (6-8 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Sts work in pairs to check each other's work (they have to be attention to using and, but,and or in their text. Sts stick their writing on the walls of the classroom Everyone goes around to read Sts write comments on each other's profile and decide who would make a good friend for them

Web site designed by: Nikue