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special days lesson
elementary level


in this lesson students will learn how to use and understand the phrases/words about special events in real life through listening and speaking activities.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification functional language used in real world in the context of special days

Subsidiary Aims

  • Vocabulary, listening and speaking


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

presenting a picture of all special events signs for example rings, birthday cake, with some dates written on the picture and starting to ask about if they're married or not

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

starting with presenting pictures about special days and eliciting the vocabulary from Ss. they will look at the pictures and answer the question of " what do you see in these pictures? " after showing all the pictures asking the students what are these pictures? to understand the whole concept of special days.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

students will do a matching activity ex.1a individualy by a handout with pictures and words/phrases, check in pairs, students will be in groups and from each group one person comes to the board and match the pictures which had sticked on the board/wall with the texts. drilling the phrases again as a whole and group activity.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

after showing each picture with a P.P.T drilling the words with authentic pronounciation. writing the phrases/words on the board and showing the stress and model if it's a word and breaking the form if it's a phrase.introducing the responses for special events through slides and asking what do we say when ...? drilling each response W/C or G/W pronouncing the phrases and writing it on the board for defining the form of each response. ex 1b. putting the texts/pictures on the board or wall/ 4 phrases and 4 pictures. playing the listening R3.7 asking each group to stick the right text on the related picture. playing the recording again. and asking students to check their answers

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

introducing the months and drilling W/C and Group by group, pronouncing each month name and asking the students to tell them in order. writing the names on the board and mentioning that months names starts with capital letters. showing a picture and eliciting First, second and third from the students, drilling the dates and writing on the board and mentioning that we write 1st and reading first. next slide we work on how to say the dates the 1st of november showing a calendar with marked days asking students to say the dates writing dats on the board and mentioning that writing and pronounciation is different and highlighting the prepositions The twelveth of December or December the eighth, always usind on for dates. listening R3.13 asking ss to focus on the dates and say the dates while conversation is written on the board with gaps.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

pre teach why...? and because, students work on their own and write four important dates for them, in pairs students asking each other why this date is important, asking students to share the interesting information with the class

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

giving students a handout with questions about special dates and tell them to work in pairs and ask each other's special events dates and writing down on the paper asking the questions again and ask vulenteers to answer the questions.

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