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phobias and words related to fear
Pre-intermediate (A2/B1) level


in this lesson, SS will practice using words related to fear and phobias. First they will be pre-taught some vocabulary, they will read some texts and match the appropriate title to each one.After that they will do a controlled pair work activity about famous phobias celebrities. Finally they will do a listening and speaking task.


Abc Handouts- Class Cds.
Abc Handouts

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of vocabulary in the context of fear and phobias

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide oral fluency in the context of fear and phobias.


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

T shows Ss pictures of people afraid of different things Instruction: what can you see? T elicits the word " phobia" T asks Ss : what are your phobias? WCFB

Pre-reading • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

-T provides the student with a vocabulary matching task. Ss work in pairs check their answers. -fast finishers write the answers on the board. WCFB -T drills the words.

While reading (10 minutes)

T provides Ss with task b page 70 Instruction: in pairs look at the names of 5 phobias Match them to the explantions A-E 1ICQ: How many phobias? 2ICQ: are you workin alone or in pairs? Instruction: check your answers with the person on your right. Answer key: 1-D/2-B/3-E/4-C/5-A. WCFD T marks the stress on the board and drills the names of phobias

Highlighting target language (4 minutes) • To highlight the target langauge so that learners are focussed on it.

T provides the Ss with task c p 70 Instruction: In pairs, read the explanations again and find in the texts : 1- the noun made from the adjective afraid (fear in E) 2- one adjective which means very afraid( frightened in A) 3- two synonyms for afraid( frightened in b/ scared in d) pair check Studenst write the answers on the board WCFD

Clarifying target language (5 minutes) • Clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation

T uses CCQs to check the meaning of the target langauge 1 Clarify the uses of the target langauge is sentences Marks the stress and drills

Controlled practice (8 minutes) • to provide learner with writtern practice focus on using the langauge accurately

T provides Ss with task a workbook page Students work alone then check in pairs WCFB T provides Ss with task b on the same page Ss work alone check in pairs WCFD

Freer Practice (8 minutes) • To provide freer oral practice and use the target language productively

T provide Ss with texts about famous people and their phobias. some of them are true and some are false. Ss tell each other about them and decide which they think are true. Instruction: read the text and tell your friend about it. WCFB T gives the answer key. T asks the student what advice they could give them to overcome their phobias? T asks the students the flowing questions: 1 - which of the phobias in this lesson is the most irrational? 2- Which do you think makes the sufferers lives most complicated? Do you or anyone you know have a phobia? When and how did it start? how does it affect your or his lives? What advice can you give him to get better? Students work in pairs,then stand up and look for another partner to talk with.

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