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elementry level


in this audio-lingual lesson students learn about how to call animals in other language. The lesson ends with some free practice in speaking and writing that related to the reading.


Abc the board
Abc posters about zoo and animals
Abc pantomime
Abc sound or video record between two people in the zoo
Abc some flash cards
Abc work sheet with pictures of animals

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and be able to understand and read records and reading and answer to the questions in the end of listening and reading

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide deduction reading practice using a text in the context of zoology
  • To provide the fluency and accuracy speaking practice in discussions and a conversation in the context of zoology


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

say: do you like animals? do you know what are animals? then point to the posters and call few animals. after they where attracted tell about your favorite animal and where they live or what they do and what they eat and...

Test #1 (5-8 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

show the picture of animals and other stuff that are related to animals and zoology and ask them to say the verb with right pronunciation repeat it three or four times. ask question about animals. play records and videos and look how they get that.

Teach (15-20 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

be careful about students mistakes (eg. parrot with parent). solve them. then explain about how to call them singular and plural. and grammar which is use with this subject.

Test #2 (12-15 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

put them in small groups to play pantomime and ask them to play as an animal and others should guess which one was that and say it loudly. give them worksheets and ask them to fill. play records and ask them to answer questions.

Free practice (13-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

ask them to write about zoology and any thing they get in the class. then compare with other students in groups. then come front of the class or seat in a circle shape to exposure the text.

Anticipated Problems & Solutions

PROBLEM: Ss might be used to their usual partners and not much speaking should be expected. SOLUTION: Change their seating position in the beginning of the class. Make sure everyone gets some one new to talk to. PROBLEM: Ss might be confused about the practices. SOLUTION: make sure that doing ICQ runs. PROBLEM: The data projector does not work or is not available. SOLUTION: Elicit what students know about travel blogs and discuss open class. PROBLEM: The Ss are of a lower level than expected and have trouble answering the reading tasks set. SOLUTION: Encourage as much peer-support as possible, monitor and help as required, really focus on justification of answers in feedback, allow longer for the tasks.

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