Mayar Ahmed Mayar Ahmed

Vocabulary writing
intermediate level


In this lesson, Ss learn vocabulary items used to describe places (adjectives and nouns). It starts with students discussing their favorite place with their partners and why they like it. Then, they learn new vocab items (location, adjective and noun) to describe places. At the end of the lesson, the production will be an individual writing activity.


Abc LA lexis sheet
Abc Newspaper sheets
Abc flashcards
Abc Adapted handouts from New Cutting Edge, intermediate level p. 31
Abc Visuals
Abc Markers

Main Aims

  • • Ss write a paragraph about a place.
  • • By the end of the lesson, ss will learn vocabulary to use fluently and accurately to describe places.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Ss speak about their favorite place in pairs.


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

T starts a 'guess the movie from the emojis' quiz. T shows the emojis on the projector or prints the pics and hangs them on the board. The ss who recognizes the most movies wins a prize. Lead in: T puts ss in pairs to discuss their favorite place. O/c feedback.

Test #1 (3-5 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

T hangs flashcards with the TL on them, divides ss into pairs/ groups (depending on the no.of present ss), gives them a number of flashcards, asks them to put the flashcards under the right category on the board: location, adj. and nouns.

Teach (10-12 minutes) • To clarify meaning,pronunciation and form of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

T goes through the TL clarifying it (see attached LA lexis sheet)

Test #2 (3-5 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

In pairs/groups, T distributes the pics for them to match to the words on the flash cards.o/c feedback

Free practice (13-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Individually, ss choose a place to write about in a paragraph. T guides them before writing then they are given 10 mins to write. Then , ss hang their writing around the room for their peers to read and decide the nicest place. Content/ language feedback.

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