Hollie Hollie

Copy of Teaching Practice 3: Vocabulary & Speaking
Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson, the learners will revise some of the words from the previously given text, E pur si muove! First, the Ss will complete a gap-fill exercise, followed by a matching exercise. Later on, The Ss will have semi-controlled and free speaking practice of the vocabulary just taught.


Main Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of science

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of expressing certainty and uncertainty in the context of science


Lead-in/Presentation • To prepare learners for more meaningful practice

Ss are going to learn phrases that can be used more in spoken English to talk about things they are certain are true. The T reads through the first few examples and then asks Ss to do the others. The T then plays the recording for them to check and drill the pronunciation.

Focus on Form/Meaning • To consolidate the TL from ex3 of the coursebook.

The procedure begins with a matching activity. There are 6 different colours of papers, all cut up for the use. The Ss are divided into 3 or 4 groups and asked to match the phrases to sentences. Later on, the Ss will also be asked to read the matched sentences out loud.

Speaking • To provide the Ss with semi-controlled and free practice of the target language.

The T puts Ss into groups of 3 or 4 people. Asks each group to nominate a speaker. Then goes over the rules with the class to make sure they understand. The T does an example to demonstrate the activity with the help of a student calling out "Change your mind!" after 30 seconds.

Extension • To provide the Ss with semi-controlled and free practice of the target language.

The T asks students to mingle and then creates groups consisting of only 2 people. In this pairwork Ss are asked to find a disagreement between themselves. Pairs come in front of the board and defend their ideas by using relevent vocabulary.

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