Sigita Polat 17 Mar 2018 Teaching Practice 5
intermediate level


In this lesson students learn new vocabulary about accidents and injuries. The lesson starts with a personalize lead in about teachers' accidents. This followed by listening activity where students listen and match each conversation to one of the pictures and complete sentences from the same conversation. Finally there are some controlled activities where learners complete expressions and sentences and free speaking activity where students talk about their own experience of minor accidents.


Abc • Flashcards and pre - cut word cards (sets of 10) ; tape • PowerPoint presentation • Handouts 1 -
Abc English Unlimited Intermediate SsBk

Main Aims

  • • To provide clarification and practice of lexis about the minor accidents and injuries in the context of conversation

Subsidiary Aims

  • • To give practice in listening for specific information and speaking for accuracy.


Warmer/Lead-in (1-2 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T tells a short personal story related to the subject ( accidents).

Pre listening activity (4-5 minutes) • To prepare Ss for the recording and make it accessible

T shows fife pictures of a different accidents on the w/b. T uses pictures to elicit the meaning of ' accidents'; check understanding with CCQs and examples. Students try to explain what has happened in each one. They compare in pairs before the whole class FB.

Vocabulary Clarification (5-7 minutes) • To introduse/review the lexical set related to accidents and injuries

T plays recording one more time and asks Ss to complete the sentences from the conversations using the verbs in the box. T points out that Ss have to choose the correct form of the verbs. Ss work individually. For the w/c FB nominate S to board the answers. Encourage class to agree/disagree. T plays recording again, stops after each conversation to check meaning and pronunciation. Whole class repeat the correct verb form if needed.T highlights the past form of drop, slip and trip. Choral and individual drilling. Learners work in groups of 3 or 4 and use the new language to talk about their accidents and injuries and what often causes them. T nominates Ss to share their ideas.

New Lexical items in a Controlled Practice task (5-8 minutes) • To introduce Ss to more items of lexis and practice them in the exercises

T gives HO with exercise 3 part A and part B and asks Ss to complete sentences 1-3 from the conversations in exercise part A. Ss work individually before comparing in pairs. In the exercise part B Ss extend the language by completing the stems with a range of endings. Ss work individually before checking in pairs. T on the w/b highlights the patterns that follow each expression ( on the way to +noun; of+ -ing; was trying to+ infinitive).

Semi-Controlled Practice (4-7 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for free practice

T asks Ss to look at examples from ex 3 and think of different outcomes. Ss have to imagine accidents in these situations ( from ex 3 part A) and write a sentence for each one. T models one sentence e.g I was on the way to shops when I dropped my keys. Ss work alone. T monitors Ss work and helps if necessary. After freer speaking practice T can write some of the examples in order to give FB about Ss errors and good language.

Free Practice (5-8 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

T encourages learners to talk about their own experience of minor accidents and helps them with vocabulary if necessary. Ss work in pairs and tell each other about their experiences. T monitors and takes a note of language use for a feedback session.

Delayed Language Feedback (5-8 minutes) • To provide feedback on Ss' written and spoken output

Ask Ss to report about each other experience of accidents and share the best stories. The whole class have to find out who is the most accident-prone in the class. T Puts some of the errors and good language you noted on the w/b. Ss can correct them.

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