Muhamed Nour Muhamed Nour

Describing where you live-Writing Lesson
pre-intermediate level


In this lesson, the students are going to write a 5 paragraphs description about their home city through reading a model description of one city. The students are going to build their outline and categorize the vocabulary they will need through doing some exercises. Then they will write their own description and read each other's texts for discussion.


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Main Aims

  • To provide product writing practice of an essay in the context of describing where you live

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review of describing your home town in the context of the place where you live.To provide reading for Gist.To provide grammar mistakes within the context so the Ss pay attention for these mistakes while writing.


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

The T starts the lesson by asking the Ss about the city they live in, what it's famous for? What is the weather like? The best thing about it.The T generates the Ss interest about the topic of the lesson.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

The Ss read the text for gist as they match the questions with each paragraph. They read only for general information.Then the Ss practice another exercise as they fill in the gap and complete the text with some words they have already learned.

Productive Task(s) (13-15 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

The T guides the Ss to write 5 paragraphs about their hometown in which they answer the five questions they discussed during the reading task, and follow the sequence of the model in their writing.

Feedback and Error Correction (8-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

The T first asks the Ss to read the paragraphs they have written to each other as they can correct their mistakes together, then the T gives feedback.

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