Sajedeh Farajzade Jalali, Functional language of giving directions
beginners , A1 level


In this lesson, Ss get to see a map and how to give directions in a simple way, with main aim of functional language and sub aims of listening and vocabulary to know some places in a neighborhood.


Abc Listening to find places
Abc 4 pictures and words
Abc Map

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of language used for giving direction in the context of a neighborhood and map

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of different places in a neighborhood in the context of giving directions


lead-in (2-4 minutes) • to engage the students and set a context

-show them the word neighborhood ask them some questions related to that and places they see around here. what places do you see on the way? what places do you see in your neighborhood? - elicit

vocabulary practice (4-6 minutes) • to pre-teach some words from the map

- show them the pictures - ask them to match words with the correct picture and put them on the wall - monitor - show the pictures on screen - CCQ and drill

discovering places in the map (4-6 minutes) • to practice vocabulary and familiarize Ss with the map

- show Ss the map - Pair them - ask them to discover every place they see in the map - monitor - elicit - tell them the differences of right and left in real world and in the map

direction practice (4-6 minutes) • to teach the 3 types of directions mentioned in the book

- act out go straight on - elicit - draw the shape on the board - act out turn right and turn left - elicit - Draw the shapes on the board - drill - practice just one location in the map

listening for gist (4-6 minutes) • to have a guided discovery of giving directions

- show them the hand out - instruct + ICQs - play the audio - peer check - monitor ( if needed, play audio once more ) - feedback on board

blinf-fold game (5-7 minutes) • to practice the TL

- group Ss - choose one person from each group - blind-fold the person - ask Ss to give directions to the person - monitor and help

speaking for directions (7-9 minutes) • to produce the TL in the map

- pair them - ask student A to ask Where is .... ? and Student B to give directions and change their roles - monitor - FB from volunteers

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