Heba Ahmed EL-mahdy Heba Ahmed EL-mahdy

An interview .Finding things in common.
Intermediate level


In this lesson students learn expressions that will help them to express having things in common or differences with others in the context of an informal interview.


Abc a short video
Abc board and marker
Abc hand outs
Abc Projector

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of an interview.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide the language function and the meaning and form of the useful language (so do I, neither do I,we both......,neither of us......)


Warmer/Lead-in (5-10 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

-I will play (2 true 1 false) game first then I will encourage students to guess the false fact about me .Then I'll encourage Ss to produce some facts about themselves. -I'll ask Ss. to play the game in closed pairs. -I'll ask Ss. about what they discover about their partners. -I'll present a video and ask students to notice how every speaker agrees with what he or she hears.

Exposure (4-5 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks .

- I'll go back to the three statements about me. -I'll distribute cards having expressions of agreement and disagreement on Ss. -I'll ask Ss. these questions; What would you say if you live in Egypt like me? What would you say if you don't smoke like me? -I'll ask Ss. to raise the right card.

Useful Language (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

I'll clarify meaning of; (so do I,Me too, Neither do I, ..........) -I'll ask CCQs .Example (Me too does it mean I live in Egypt too or in another country?) -I'll drill orally and I'll ask Ss. to repeat after me. -I'll ask Ss. to stick the right card in the right column .I'll explain the confusing part in the form which is the inversion in (So do I , neither do I)

Productive Task(s) (12-15 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

-I'll distribute a table in which every student will fill in 6 facts about himself or herself. -I'll ask every Ss. to find things in common and differences with his partner using the expressions on the board. -I will demo with one of the students. -I'll ask two Ss. to speak in front of the class. -I'll ask Ss. to do the activity in closed pairs.

Feedback and Error Correction (4-5 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

-I'll ask Ss. to report what they discover about things in common and differences that they have with their partners. - They will use; we both.................. neither of us......................... I..............but he or she.................... -I will write some sentences on the board and ask Ss. to guess where the mistake is in an open language feedback.

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