Dalia Khalifa Dalia Khalifa

speaking on intercultural marriage
Intermediate level


Abc newspaper sheets
Abc flash cards
Abc board, markers

Main Aims

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

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide detailed reading practice using a text about intercultural marriage in the context of Egyptian women marrying foreign men


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

T tells a story of a friend who was not lucky in her first marriage to an Egyptian, but got lucky in her second marriage to an American. T asks ss about their opinion on intercultural marriage.

Exposure (10-17 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading

-T divides ss in pairs - Ss are given 2 questions to answer after reading the text - Each pair reads a different story on an Egyptian woman who married a foreigner - A member of each pair joins another pair to discuss the different stories they read and their answers - If time allows, ss will read the comments on the article and will be asked to highlight the best and worst comment in their opinion

Useful Language (7-0 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

- T sets the task by providing some useful language on expressing opinions on flash cards as prompts - T asks ss about the forms they use to express their opinions - T elicits/ provides the meaning of the useful language

Productive Task(s) (18-23 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

- Ss are given topics related to intercultural marriage to discuss in pairs - Pairs exchange cards - T wraps up by asking ss about their most interesting discussions

Feedback and Error Correction (5-0 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

- T highlights and corrects the mistakes related to the language use

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