To practice speaking and oral fluency in the context of describing people they met on their first day at work/school
To provide the students with vocabulary they might use when describing people's looks, clothes, personality
Procedure (43-56 minutes)
Teacher tells the students that she's going to play a video and asks the students to think about what they see in the video. Teacher plays the video and quickly checks with the students what the video was about.
The teacher projects pictures on the board to highlight and pre-teach some words students might find useful at the productive part of the lesson. The teacher elicits what they already know and what might be new vocabulary for the students.
The teacher uses a dialogue she has written for the lesson. The dialogue is about the teacher's first day at work and the people she met. She describes them (looks, clothes) to her mother. The students read the dialogue alone.
The teacher pairs the students (or groups them in 3 - depending on the attendance) and asks them to play the "Who is it?" game. Then they switch. The teacher does 1 demo before they start to make sure the instructions and the game are clear.
Task 1: The teacher pairs the students and asks one of the pairs to turn their back to the board. Teacher projects picture of a person on the board. The one facing the board describes, the other pair draws. And then they switch. Same exercise is done with another photo. And then pairs look at other pairs photos.
Task 2: The teacher asks the students to think of 4 people they met on the first day at work/school. Teacher asks the students to prepare for a dialogue they will have with a pair. The teacher asks the students to work individualy first, for them to prepare the descriptions of the 4 people (looks, clothes) The teacher then pairs the students for them to have a dialogue. Every student practices between pairs first and then in from of whole class. Teacher gives delayed feedback and makes delayed error correction.