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Elementary level


In this lesson, students will learn about numbers while talking about the population of different cities in Turkey and their distance. I will start with a quick lead- in, which is followed by a test that the clarifies the prior knowledge of students about numbers. Ss will learn about higher numbers and later will be tested indirectly on what they have learned.


Abc HO to test Ss pre knowledge
Abc Gap-fill HO
Abc Bingo HO

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of numbers in the context of population, followed by a controlled and semi controlled practice

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy of speaking in using numbers in the context of population


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

-T talks about how crowded Istanbul is and compares it to her home town (Tehran) -makes Ss talk about the population in Istanbul and Turkey -Ss, in pairs, will talk about the population of their hometowns and their distance to Istanbul. (or their country and distance to Turkey) - Ss will write some of the numbers on the board. - T FB

Test #1 (5-6 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language which is numbers

- Ss will be given a worksheet (grouping numbers and weekdays)- set the task -Ss decide on the numbers they know, not sure and don't know at all- individually - pair check in pairs to help each other - T monitors carefully and takes notes. - WCFB

Teach (10-12 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty or didn't know at all

- T reviews the numbers Ss have learned before but have problem with and teaches the bigger numbers - T draws numbers on the board. i.e: 2 22 222 2,222 22,222 Elicit each number from a different student. As the numbers get bigger, helps them by drawing a ‘+’ in the number to indicate ‘and’. E.g. 2+22 = two hundred and twenty-two. - MFP (Highlight the different stress between numbers such as 16 and 60) ( Clarify the correct use of "and" ) (Highlight the use of the comma to separate numbers.)

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

-T plays the audio of page 72,4.44 - Ss listen and write the numbers - Ss check their answers in pairs -FB

Controlled practice (5-7 minutes) • Ss practice numbers and questions related

-T gives Ss the HO task1 -Ss will choose 9 numbers and write them in their bingo grid. - T reads the numbers in a random order, pausing between each number to give students time to find it on their Bingo grid. Ss mark each number with an ‘x’ as you call it out. -Students listen and play Bingo! The student who calls Bingo! has to read out each of their numbers for you to check. - T monitors to make sure students have learned the high numbers and takes note of mistakes to do DEC

Semi controled practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language which is use of numbers.

- Task 2: Facts & figures around the world – jigsaw reading -T Puts students into pairs, A and B. Give each student a copy of Task 2 (A) or Task 2 (B). - Students spend a few minutes looking at the information that is missing from their texts. They think of the questions they will need to ask in order to get the information. - Students take turns, asking and answering questions to complete the information in their texts. - T writes this prompt on the board to help students formulate their questions: How far is x from y? - T monitors and takes notes -T gives FB

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