Teaching Practice 1
Elementary level


In this lesson, Ss will practice speaking for accuracy and fluency in the context of expat lifestyle profile. Then, they have to produce and imagine an expat life.


Abc Speaking
Abc Speaking 1
Abc Pictures

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of expat lifestyle profiles

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of Simple Present yes/no question in the context of Ex
  • To provide practice of free time vocabulary in the context of expat l


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

Show Ss the pictures they were shown the previous lesson. Elicit the word "expats" from the Ss. Ask Ss to talk to a partner about what they remember about these people.

Useful Language (3-5 minutes) • To remind Ss briefly about how to make 3rd person singular questions using "does".

Show Ss the pictures again. Elicit from the Ss what they remember about them. Write some vocabulary about "Sandra, Carl and Anna Eder" e.g. "have a big car, live with three friends, eat a lot of Mexican-American fast food, drink lots of tea, have a dog" "have English shops, read English newspapers, watch BBC." Ask Ss to match the vocabulary with the expats T asks Ss, why did we put S in Sandra's sentences?

Useful language/controlled practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide Ss the opportunity to practice present simple verbs. Verbs and vocabulary for everyday activities.

Explain to students that they are going to take turns to exchange information with their partner in order to complete a table. Hand out worksheets to students A and B, making sure that students don’t show them to each other. Explain to students that each of the four people in the table lives and works abroad, and that students can build up a complete picture of all four people’s lives by talking to their partner. Students look at the information on their table and take turns to read complete sentences to their partner, eg ‘Frank works in an office’. Each partner listens and writes the missing information on his/her table until it is complete. When they have finished, students take turns to read the four complete lifestyle profiles to each other. T monitors and help when needed.

Productive skills preparation (9-12 minutes) • To get Ss to know how an expat would describe their lives

Remind them what an expat is.Tell Ss the writer is American, but he doesn’t live in America. Get them to read and say where he lives. Take FB. T models the activity by telling them their story of being an expat. Tell Ss to imagine they are expats. Get them to think about where they live and their new life. Ss work alone to write a brief text (ex2). Make sure they don’t write the name of the country. Monitor and help as needed.

Productive task (9-12 minutes) • To provide the opportunity to practice telling about their new life.

Put Ss into pairs. T asks Ss to tell their partner about their 'new life'. Their partner must then guess the country they are talking about. Pairs join up with another pair to make groups of four. T tells Ss that they must introduce their partner to the other Ss using the third person. T monitors and notes errors for feedback at the end.

Feedback & Error correction (3-5 minutes) • To provide feedback on students production and the use of language

T notes down any errors during all activities. T writes the errors on the board. T elicits the correct form from the Ss by asking them questions and using some techniques.

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