Christopher Webb Christopher Webb

Christopher Webb - TP4
Elementary level


This session will continue give Sts an opportunity to use some of vocabulary from the first lesson as well as the TL from the previous lesson. It also allows the Ss to personalise the context and TL through productive skills or speaking and/or writing.


Abc Christopher's Flat/House Pictures/the Illustrated map
Abc House Swap Game
Abc A+Lovely+Big+Family House+on the beach
Abc Dictogloss Script
Abc Types of different buildings
Abc House Swap Text

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a Conversation, debate, PW Discussion in the context of Homes, Houses, Cities

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide an opportunity to increase writing productive skill and personalising the TL through learning new vocabulary as well as a practice opportunity in new language (Prepositions).


Warmer/Lead-in (4-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I will show a picture of my flat in London (the interior) and the picture of the whole building to set the idea of a flat in a converted mansion or apartment. I will pair them up and ask them to write all the words about buildings and the adjectives to describe (referring to yesterday's session) on the sheet. Next each individual will write those words on the w/b all in one go. I will feedback and correct if needed.

Exposure on TL (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/speaking

I will show the picture of text about the House Swap descriptions from the website on Ss Bk P.32 and ask them to highlight important words/vocab/adj etc in pairs. The aim is to highlight --A lovely big family house on the river-- which will be used for next stage of the session.

Dictogloss • Provide a futher opportunity to self-practice TL

A script focusing on TL will be given to Sts as prediction task. They will pair up and compare answers within the time limit 3-5 minutes. After I read once with natural pace, Sts will take notes on what they heard. Then pair up and discuss answers. I will give As Version1 and Bs Version2 of the gap filling activity and read again to complete the task. As suggested by the tutor; for feedback answer key will be shown on the w/b after the task.

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

I will go back to the previous lesson's activity of House Swap and focus and Elicit --A Lovely Big Family House-- showing the stages of how to formulate this house description. A House / A Lovely House / A Lovely Big House / A Lovely Big Family House / A Lovely Big Family House on the beach.

Productive Task(s) - Speaking (8-10 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

After eliciting the TL, I will ask them to look at the another set of pictures shown on the w/b and think about the previous activities. I will ask them to close their eyes and imagine their home. Asking (Where is it? What does it look like? Is it a flat/house? Family house? Lovely? Horrible? Messy? etc. Then student open their eyes and write a short description of their house (4 minute time limit) and tell partner in pairs.

Feedback and Error Correction (8-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

A new method of showing the answer key will be applied during this session. Also during Exposure stage Sts will be exposed to correction at the early stages of the session.

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