Mahdis Rostamzadeh Mahdis Rostamzadeh

Speakout Elem. 2.1
L1 level


Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and review of Present simple I, you, we, they in the context of activities

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist listening practice using a text about Online groups in the context of acti
  • To provide clarification and practice of collocations in the context of activities


Lead in (5-6 minutes) • to activate the Ss' schemata

T checks Ss' notes of the pre-class video. T asks the Ss if they use the Internet to meet people/ Is it easy to find people who have the same interests as you on the Internet? T asks the Ss to look at the online groups on page 18, tell her how many groups there are, and read out the name of each group. Ss do task 2. WCFB. Ss work in pairs and choose one of the groups to join.

Collocations (10-12 minutes) • Vocabulary

T puts the verbs on the board and asks the Ss to find the collocates from around the class and put them in the right row on the board. WCFB Ss do the same activity in their books. In pairs they practice: SA: football SB: play football Chain drill: the same as the pair work above

Listening (4-6 minutes) • exposure to the TL

T explains that the Ss are going to listen to two friends(a man and a woman) talking about online groups. Ss should listen and tick the correct boxes. Ss answer b: Which is the right group for the man? (the laid-back group /ˌleɪdˈbæk/ )

Grammar (6-8 minutes) • Qs and short answers

Ss listen to the recording and complete the table. They listen again and underline the stressed words: travel/ No/ don't T elicits the formula and puts it on the board: Do + Subject + verb1, do not= don't Substitution drills for questions: Do you like ice cream? 1. films . 2. watch . 3. do sports? 4. read books . 5. magazines . 6. coffee . 7. football 8. an MP3 player 9. running . 10. junk food 10. ice cream . 11. like

Short answers (4-6 minutes) • practice TL

T draws the Ss' attention to the short answers: Yes, I do. No, I don't. T tells the Ss that they are going to play a game in which they can't use the words yes and no. T asks questions and the Ss give the short answer, if not too difficult like a chain drill the Ss ask each other questions. Do you read magazines? Do you drink coffee everyday? Do you do sports? Do you eat junk food? Do you play tennis? Do you travel a lot? Do you listen to the teacher? Do you watch black and white films?

Grammar bank (5-7 minutes) • practice TL

Ss open their books to page 130 and do A and B. Early finishers put the answers on the board.

Find someone who (6-7 minutes) • practice TL: Yes/No questions

Find Someone who T monitors and takes note of the mistakes delayed error correction

Practice grammar (8-10 minutes) • positive and negative statements

Ss do 6 A T elicits the rule for negation. T concept checks the words at the moment of speaking and regularly: We play tennis or go running every day. 1. What do they play every day? 2. Do they play often? (probably) 3. Are they playing tennis now? (possibly, but we don't know)Is that a habit? 2. The film group watch DVDs. Is this a habit/ routine? Personalised examples: I don't like sport. I drink coffee. Language bank on page 130: C

Practice 7 (13-15 minutes) • practice TL

Ss do 7. Check in pairs and then WCFB. Ss form groups of 4: red, green, purple, blue They choose one of the the four groups in 8A, answer the questions and write a description for their groups. (they can write their answers on the board, windows, or paper) Ss are regrouped (1,2,3,4) they tell their new partners about their groups. T monitors and take notes for delayed FB.

Kahoot! (6-8 minutes) • revision

Kahoot to revise the TL.

Dice game (6-8 minutes) • practice speaking

Ss are grouped in 4. They role the dice to see (-,+, ?) and they pick a card for the verb and subject. Then in their groups they make sentences. T monitors and take notes of the mistakes for delayed error correction.

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