Amena Zahid Haider Amena Zahid Haider

Beginners A1 level


In this lesson, students learn to express their likes and dislikes in the context of living rooms, receptive skills development by reading for gist related to a model text about living rooms, ultimately working on their productive skills by writing a text about their own living rooms.


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Main Aims

  • To provide writing practice modeled from a text with phrases to express their likes and dislikes in the context of living rooms

Subsidiary Aims

  • To introduce and clarify the usage of expressions of likes and dislikes


Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To link my part of the lesson to the context set in by the previous one.

- Project the image of Robert in his living room - Point to Robert and ask ss "Do you remember him?" "What's his name?" "Where is Robert?"

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

1. Distribute the model text facing down 2. nstructions for the activity (gist reading) -Show the students the text and explain what they need to do -" Read the text quickly (explain with a gesture) and answer this question?" (point to the question at the end of the text) -"Circle Yes or No" 3. ICQs - Do we read slowly or quickly? - What do we do after that ? - Circle yes or no. 4. Ask the students to turn the paper over. 5. Tell the students they have 3 minutes for this task. 6. The students compare their answers in pairs.

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

The WCF from the previous stage serves as the lead in to this one. 1- Ask the students, "Does he like his room? " Can you say why?" 2- Draw a heart on the board on the left hand side and later, a heart with a cross on the right to represent likes and dislikes. 3- First list all the positive expressions from the text 4- then write their opposites

Productive Task(s) (15-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Cloud diagram with "living room" in it and helpful vocabulary Ask the students to write a description of their own living rooms with the help of the model text. .ICQs: "Do you write about Robert's living room?" Ss have15 minutes for this task. The ss work in pairs. Monitoring, making notes of errors and helping the weaker students.

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

1. While the students complete their work, write two/ three sentences with errors and one correct sentence that were noted while monitoring. 2. After the time is up, the students are asked to stop writing. 3. Ask the students to have a look at the sentences on the board and with the help of their partners, try to correct the sentences (1 error per sentence). 4. WCF

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