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Describe your home
Elementary/ A1 level


In this lesson Ss will have a semi-controlled speaking activity in which they will interview their partners about their houses/flats. the speaking can be considered as a warm-up for a writing task which follows. In order to get prepared for the writing, they will analyze a sample and then ,using the sample and their answers for the speaking task,will describe their house/flat in written format. Later, Ss will stick their writings on the walls to let others read their papers, and they will answers 3 questions.


Abc Writing Sample HO
Abc interview HO
Abc desk name
Abc name HO
Abc writing task cut-outs
Abc writing task answer key

Main Aims

  • To provide product writing practice of a one-paragraph essay in the context of 'describe your house/flat'

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a interview in the context of 'describe your house/flat'


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

(As the previous lessons had the same context, there is no need to spend much time for Lead-in) -using pictures, preteach the words using elicitation technique: busy street, quiet street, air conditioning, central heating, landmark, flat - post each picture on the board and after elicitation write the related word next to it in order to let the Ss refer back to them whenever needed

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

- (pair)Ss sitting next to each other are partners (one is A, the other is B) -give instructions and say that student A will ask the questions and student B will answer - pass out the interview handout to A's then (new pair) add one student to the head of the row to put the students in new pairs -ask A's to give their questionnaires to B's -ask B's to ask questions and A's to respond

Useful Language (4-6 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

(new pair)- pass out Name HO and ask Ss to find their partners and sit next to him/her - give instructions -pass out Writing sample HO and Cut-out HO -ask Ss to read the sample individually -then work with their partners to match the cut-outs with the sample and put them in the correct order - give answer key HO to let them check their answers

Productive Task(s) (10-15 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Ask Ss to refer back to the sample HO and use their answers in speaking task to write a one-paragraph essay about their house or flat -set a time limit -say: the person who finishes first is the champion (aim: to motivate them to write)

Feedback and Error Correction (5-8 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

ask Ss to post their writings on the walls -set a time limit -and tell them to read at least three of their classmates' writings - and decide 'whose house/flat do they like better?why?' -then report their answers to their partners if time allows ask them about their answers

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