Matthew Haynes Matthew Haynes

Newe Bridges Book C Lesson 7


The weather


Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of weather

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide product writing practice of a story in the context of weather


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

Homework - story written in simple past 2 commonly used American words or phrases: 1. Running (the engine is running/the split is running) (everything with a motor) 2. Dude 1 word from each student for meaning or clarification Short Simple Past Tense Irregular Quiz

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

Page 43 C Part 1 - Vocabulary

Productive Task(s) (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Page 43 C Part 2 - Have students complete this activity Page 44 D - Have students read and complete the activity. Then have them re-write the story about themselves. They will need to ask one other person what their favorite season is. Page 45 E - Have students write a story in the present tense about which season is their favorite season and why it is better than the other seasons. Page 45 F Part 1 Page 46 Part 2 Part 3 Page 47 Part H - Have students read off information and explain it to make sure they understand what they are reading and to check their use of vocabulary.

Feedback and Error Correction (8-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Homework - Page 47 I - Have students write a past tense story about a storm or drought or tell a story about farming and how the weather affects the crops.

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