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Do the housework-Speaking
Elementary level


In this lesson students improve their fluency skills through speaking.The lesson starts with a warmer game to link with the previous lesson and also give them chance to practice question and answers about household chores.It'll be followed by listening to the words about house related issues and sounds will be expressed.They will have practice their accuracy by repeating.Ss will do a survey about what their friends do at home in terms of doing housework or doing what they like.


Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation and a discussion in the context of doing the housework

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of vocabulary and adverbs of frequency in the context of household chores


Warmer/Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T briefly reminds the Ss that they talked about household chores and which ones they do and how often. T personalises the topic by saying which housework she does at home and how many times in a week. Ss will play a game in groups of three. They roll the dice ask their partner how often he/she does some housework.The partner will use in his/her answer the adverbs of frequency which is on the dice. T gives an example ; student A: How often do you make your bed? student B: I always make the bed .

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

T shows the worksheet to Ss, they need to work as a WC,they mingle at this stage.T asks them to move around in the room, form questions from the statements and elicit a possible answer from their friends. Ask students to look at the first activity on the list, and elicit the question they need to ask.Give an example of a full dialogue with a strong student. They have to find a person whose reply matches with the question asked and they take turns.They write the person's name at the top of paper under name column. When they have a name for each activity, the practice finishes. For FB ask students to share their answers with a different partner. If there is enough time, students work in pairs to write complete sentences based on the information in their survey, eg ‘Ensar usually goes to bed after 11 pm .’ ‘Zeynep never takes out the rubbish.' and share these sentences with the person next to him/her

Useful Language (7-9 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

T refers to the previous exercise and write down few statements on the board.(WB view file) T reads out each statement one by one and challenge them to find which of the words sounds different from it's written version. T gives brief explanation about short and vowel sounds with the examples and Ss repeat each word. T gives instructions to Ss to listen to the recording ,repeat the words and underline the word that they think sounds different (1.66) . They compare the answers with their partner.T plays the recording again, Ss listen and check their answers.T plays the recording again and Ss will repeat.

Productive Task(s) (15-17 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

T gives instructions to them about the speaking activity for 'Life and work at home'. Ss will work in groups of three or four to do the survey. Ss have 5 minutes to make questions with How often ....? from the prompts in the picture. Students take it in turns to ask and answer the questions. They must take notes of the answers for the next stage. Ss will have a few minutes to summarize their answers. Ask one student from each group to tell the answers to the class and in the end they'll find out which group does most housework

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

T will take notes throughout the lesson while monitoring and write some examples of students' on the board. Correction about these mistakes will be elicited from students.Ss can be divided into pairs to discuss what could be wrong in these sentences and how they can correct them

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