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Intermediate level


In this lesson, ss talk about creativity. They listen to audios on peoples expressions about some paintings. Ss learn some key vocabulary they can use to describe paintings.


Abc Total English intermediate students' book
Abc white board
Abc projector
Abc hand outs

Main Aims

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

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide specific information listening practice using a text about creativity in the context of paintings


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

Elicit the word "creative" from ss and write it in a speech bubble. Ask ss to say anything they can associate with the word. Get more feedback from ss and elicit jobs that involve creativity or people who do creative work. Ss work in pairs to look at some paintings and discuss why they like or do not like some of the paintings.

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

Give HO to ss and tell them to listen to the audio and number the pictures in the order they talk about them. Elicit the answers from WC.Give the second HO to ss and tell them to listen again and tick the phrases they hear from the audio. Ss peer check answers. Model and drill the phrases with WC.

Useful Language (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Use pictures to pre - teach vocabulary which might block ss understanding of the text. Tell ss to listen to the recording again and decide which adjective the speakers use to describe each painting. Give cut out adjectives to ss to match it to the paintings. Show answer key on the projector. Ss choose a painting and work in pairs using the phrases and adjectives to describe it.

Productive Task(s) (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Group ss to choose which of the activities listed are creative. Ss give reasons for their answers. Allow ss to read the definitions of creativity and choose which one they agree with. Elicit respons from ss. Tell ss to listen to some people talking about creativity and answer the questions on the HO. Give HO to ss to read before playing the recording. Check answers with WC. Tell ss to listen again to the recording, and mark the people who said some specific phrases on the HO. Give HO to ss to read before listening to the text. Show answer key on the projector.

Feedback and Error Correction (8-10 minutes) • To provide free practice on the use of the target language

Ss work in pairs and tell their partners what they do that is creative. Ss share their creativity with the WC. T address some common ss errors that may arise.

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