Defne TP 5
Elementary level


In this lesson, students will acquire and practice vocabulary related to houses and household objects in the context of renting a flat.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and review of housing and furniture vocabulary in the context of renting a flat.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide specific information listening practice using a text about answering an ad for a rental flat.
  • To provide productive skills practice with the target language in the context of renting a flat.


Warmer/Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To set lesson context, engage students and arouse interest in the TL

Aim: Warmer & making sure that they have the vocabulary for different rooms (kitchen, living room, bedroom, bathroom, balcony, corridor, study etc.) *** Introduce context (renting) Slide: house plan HO: house plan & rooms vocabulary Elicit a few room names using the slide. Give HO, ask them to complete it in pairs. Slide: Answer key. Go over vocabulary: drill, demonstrate stress.

Presenting - continued (8-10 minutes) • To present, clarify and review TL, with a focus on meaning, form, and production

Now let's get inside the rooms! (elicit furniture - work on pronunciation & stress) Slide: house plan 2, answer key HO: matching papers HO: gap fill Ex. match objects to rooms. 1- divide the class into groups of 4 (living room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom) using coloured paper, have them sit together. 2- give handouts (same for everyone). 3- instruct them to insert the correct vocabulary to their room. 4- once finished, groups will mingle to find out answers from each other. **monitor for vocabulary & pronunciation at this point. 5- (WC) go over problematic vocabulary & work on pronunciation on answer key slide OR (depending on the level/performance of ss) 4- Do WC feedback, calling on students FB: Peer-check + WC

Controlled Practice 1 (5-7 minutes) • To reinforce TL and to provide an opportunity to interact with TL in an authentic context

Slide: Ad HO: Ad with questions Students will individually read questions and ad. 1- Where is the flat? 2- How much is the rent every month? 3- How many bedrooms are there in the flat? 4- How big is the flat? 5- How do you get more information about the flat? Then, in pairs they will answer the questions. FB: Call on students to read out their answers (WC feedback to save time)

Controlled Practice 2 (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Slide: Alex & Martina -Introduce them. Who are they? They want to rent this flat. Slide: House plan with ad -Talk about listening - phone conversation. HO: Listening questions. -Have them read the listening exercise before playing the recording. Listening (1.34 min) (monitor for comprehension & play again if necessary) -Peer check answers. Slide: Answer key FB: Peer checking & answer key

Semi-Controlled Practice (10-12 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to use the TL in a freer manner

HO: Ad writing sentence completion -Instruct students to write an ad for their own homes: they will be using the TL but taking inspiration from their own lives (5-6 min) -Following the writing exercise, students will get into pairs learn about each others homes (5-6 min) FB: WC feedback - a few volunteers will share their answers with the class.

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