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Child Labor
Upper-intermediate level


In this lesson, students learn a new set of Vocabulary related to the theme of Child labor through a guided speaking activity followed by a reading task and finally, each of the learners will produce a small writing in which they put their newly-aquired words into use.


Abc a set of pictures
Abc a text.

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of words related to working conditions lexis in the context of child labor.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a Description in the context of child labor.
  • To provide detailed reading practice using a text about child Labor.


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

The images will be presented to the students, they will e asked " What do you see in the following pictures?"

Exposure (3-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

The students will be provided with a text discussing the issue of child labor and containing the target set of Vocabulary that they are going to learn. ( child labor/deprived/exploitative/harmful/prohibit )

Clarification (5-8 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

After reading, the students will be asked to orally discuss the main Idea of the text and the issue that it deals with. Meanwhile, the teacher will clarify each of the target words, write them down on the board and provide examples.

Controlled Practice (5-8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Students will answer a set of " Yes or no " questions ( reading for detail) based on the text.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

In this stage,and using the new set of aquired lexis, Students will be asked to produce a small paragraph explaining the reasons why child labor should be prohibited in the world. Students will then read their writings and the teacher will correct any grammar or spelling mistakes.

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