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Elementary level


In this lesson students are going to practice using wh questions to ask about personal information in the context of meeting someone at a party.


Main Aims

  • To give Ss practice in speaking for fluency and accuracy in the context of getting to know someone at a party

Subsidiary Aims

  • To give Ss practice in Simple Present and wh- questions.


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

Using the projector, direct the students' attention to the picture on the board. Ask them " Where are the people in the picture?" " at a party". Tell the learners, when they are at a party and meet new people, what questions do they ask them? Elicit and write on the board. Check and revise making questions.

Pre-speaking task (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Focus the learners on the HO on the board. Tell them to check in pairs the meaning of the words and underline any words they do not know their meanings. Put Ss in pairs. Give each student a copy of the HO. Monitor with out any interference. Check the meaning of any of the words with the class. Tell Ss to work together again and write down two questions for each subject. Demonstrate withe the first one. ( focus them on the board and elicit a question for the word "old" How old are you?). Provide them with enough time. Monitor and help. Check their questions if they are correct.

Speaking-Task (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice the target language using a productive skill

Tell them to work together, ask and answer their own questions. Tell the Ss that they are going to stand up, go around the class and ask the other Ss their questions, trying to find someone who has the same answer to the questions as theirs. Ask them to write down some notes on their partners' answers. Demonstrate with an example on the board. (i.e answer the question on the board "how old are you?", answer " I'm 26 years old", ask if anyone is 26 years old, write their name and age on the board next to the question). Tell Ss to do the same. Monitor during the activity. Write down any mistakes. Set an open class feedback. Ask Ss to tell the class about how many answers did they get the same, and if they found any surprising answers.

Follow up activity (8-10 minutes) • To provide a further practice on theTL

Tell Ss to write down their answers to the question they wrote in the previous stage. Ask them to write a full sentence. Demonstrate with a sentence on the board. Ss work individually and write their answers. Monitor and check if they are doing it correctly. Give help if necessary. When Ss finish, tell them to sign their papers with a key word, which is easy for them to remember, but not their names. Exchange the papers around the class. Ss in pairs try to guess who wrote the sentences. Tell them to write down their guesses and the key words of the paper. Collect the papers again from the Ss. Tell the class the key word. Ss guess who wrote this, then check the real identity.

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