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Evaluating art
Upper-intermediate, B2 level


In this lesson, students learn functional language of evaluating through the context of "auctioned art". In connection with the previous lesson, students try to notice some phrases that have been used in that lesson's listening. They are introduced to some other expressions apart from the ones in the listening. Then through visuals or art works they brainstorm the works' value using the introduced expressions. Moreover, they do a roleplay activity where they further practise these expressions. As the final exercise of the lesson, they do a fill-in the blanks exercise.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of language used for evaluating in the context of works of art

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy and fluency speaking practice in a roleplay in the context of works of art


Warmer/Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To lead students into the context of evaluating art.

-show listening transcript of the previous lesson -tell them to spot sentences that describe the value of the items -when they do they can come up and underline them on the board -then try to elicit the word evaluating. What do you do when you judge an objects value? Give them letter clues. Then do tell them.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To evaluate the functional language

.give students positive or negative sheet .tell them to work in pairs and discuss if they think they are positive or negative .WC feedback detailed analysis of the evaluating language eliciting meaning focus on pronounciation

usage of the target expressions (5-5 minutes) • to make sure that students can make use of the functional expressions

. look at these pictures for a minute and think about them . then talk in pairs and use these expressions .

Productive Task(s) (10-12 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

now show only three pictures decide which two works they like best give them colour names and ask them to find each other

roleplay (8-10 minutes) • To further practise their speaking and vocabulary skills

. give them papers . analyze for a minute and answer the questions individually for a minute . regroup them and tell them to do the exercise 3 ICQS \what are you going to tell your group first What are you going to decide on

vocabulary exercise (5-10 minutes) • controlled practice

=show them the picture from workbook =check if they understand the context = ask them to use the vocabulary but in different pairs monitor see if they have any mistakes

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