Sadaf Sadaf

Teaching Practice 3
Intermediate level


In this lesson, Ss have a speaking activity about sports which is interesting for both Ss who like and do sport, and those that do not. The speaking task is about telling anecdotes. It starts with a lead in on what an anecdote is. This is followed by a preparing to speak task to prepare an opportunity to prepare for the main task. Then, the T works on some useful language necessary for completing the speaking task. This is followed by a speaking task. Finally, the Ss are provided with some feedback and error correction on their oral task.


Abc Handout 3
Abc English File Intermediate Student's Book (3rd edition)

Main Aims

  • To give Ss practice in telling anecdotes in the context of sports.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To give Ss clarification of some functional language on telling anecdotes.


Warmer/Lead-in (5-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T will try to elicit the word 'anecdote' by showing an example on the board. The T will ask CCQs to make sure that the meaning was completely clarified. Then, the T who has prepared the written forms of a piece of news, an anecdote, and an academic subject will stick the written forms to the walls and have the Ss to stand up and match the written forms with their types. The T will put the Ss in groups to complete this activity. WCF

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

The T will pair the Ss and then, give them three written anecdotes and ask them to read the anecdotes with their pairs and then, discuss which one they like the most and why. WCF

Useful Language (5-7 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

The T will give some tips on how to tell a story or anecdote.

Productive Task(s) (10-15 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

First, the T will put the Ss in pairs. The T will give instructions on how to complete the task and then, ask the Ss to think about the two anecdotes they are going to talk about in with their partners. Finally, Ss start telling their anecdotes to their partners. If time, the T will change the pairs and ask them to do the same thing with their new partners. WCF

Feedback and Error Correction (3-5 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

The teacher will provide the class with a Whole Class Feedback. Finally, the T will write the errors she collected during the tasks on the board and ask the class to correct the sentences.

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