Nehad Elzeny Nehad Elzeny

Countries and Cultures
Pre-Intermediate level


This lesson revolves around writing directions. The lesson starts with a small discussion as warm up about giving directions and if anyone of the students got lost before when he was young. Then they will move to the following task which is fill in the gaps; which includes words and phrases about directions. Moreover, students will learn new vocabulary about places and directions. in the context of Patrick 21st birthday party.


Abc Handout New Cutting Edge (pre-intermediate)

Main Aims

  • To provide product writing practice of a Paragraph in the context of counteries and cultures

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of directions in the context of countries and cultures.


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

Short discussion; Aske the students if anyone got lost before when he was young. And ask him/her to speak more in details and how he got back to home and tell them that it is very important to give clear directions then go to task one to complete the directions. If the students do not have any story to tell so I'll narrate one about myself after asking students if they are interested to listen to it.

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

Give the students handout and make sure that students understand why Partick has written the directions. Give them a few minutes to read and complete the text using the words in the box. Then students check in pairs and then give them the answers on a piece of paper written in the full text and give students a few minutes to check their answers and get feedback.

Highlighting (2-3 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Attract the students' attention to the new vocabularies and clarify them if they have problems with any of them.

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

Play a quick guessing game with the students to clarify the meaning and make sure that they have got the meanings of the new vocabularies. I'll act or draw or describe new vocabulary and make the students guess the word. And make sure to clarify the differences between confusing phrases such as; "take a bus..." which means catch a bus. and "it takes..mins" the time or the period.

Semi-Controlled Practice (3-6 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Give the students hand out includes a matching task. Ask students to read and match. Then check in pairs and then check with the whole class.

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

First, ask the students to decide where to write directions to. Set a time limit of five minutes to write a paragraph. Then get feedback and correct the mistakes.

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