Mehran Mehran

upper-intermediate level


In this lesson,the students are going to learn new weather-related vocabularies through hand-outs ,gap-fills and OHP pictures.Then this is fallowed by a pre-reading task to put them in the mood for reading by discussing the questions that will arise either from pictures or questions projected on the board.Later, they will receive an article in five paragraphs and talk about each afterward in their groups of five.Finally,they'll be given TRUE/FALSE hand-outs to choose from.


Abc Gap-fils, hand-outs
Abc Gap-fills,hand-outs,pictures and slides

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of weather conditions in the context of talking about the weather

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide scan, detailed and gist reading practice using a text about Don't know what to say?
  • To provide gist and scan
  • To provide gist, scan and detailed reading practice using a text about Don't know what to say? Talk about the weather! in the context of Weather


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Discussing over either a picture or getting involved in the task by the teacher's questions

Test (4-6 minutes) • To test the students' current understanding and identifying gaps in vocabulary related to weather

Firstly,they'll be paired and required to come up with as many vocabularies as they can in 1 minute.Then,It will turn to a game,whereby elicitation will be,partially, achieved, and since there may be some words that could not be easily discovered, there will be some images to aid them in deciphering more codes.

Teach (3-4 minutes) • To deal with meaning,pronunciation and form of the vocabularies

The students take a look at some words relevant to weather conditions,and in the meantime,they are asked to look at the board and check if they can match them with the pictures.The answers are revealed on the board by OHP regardless of how fast or slow the students are in the diccovery journey.

Test(controlled practice) (4-5 minutes) • To provide more controlled practice to make sure they have learned the language

They will be given hand-outs(gap-fills)to complete with the words they have learned.they are supposed to do it individually in 2 minutes and then check the answers with their partners for 1 minute.To reach a closure-feedback-the board will attract their attention and have them stand up one by one as a volunteer to fill the gaps before the answeres are exposed.

Pre-reading (2-4 minutes) • To set the context of the passage

They look at 2 pictures and probably some questions to get an opinion to share with their partners.A few of them will be asked to report their partner's speech briefly.Afterward the matching exercise will begin ,which could set the stage for a smoother reading journey.This is conducted in a way that the pieces of paper including the blocking vocab are hidden under the chairs on the right side and the left side of the class.Then they're required to find them and stand up by the board in orde to look for their definitions,which are in the hands of their classmates.

While-reading (4-5 minutes) • To have the students work more on skimming

Each learner will read one very short paragraph of an article with regard to weather as a topic for a small talk.Then the will share ideas about the passage.Later they will receive True-False hand-outs to practice scanning.The answers are revealed on the board for them by the teacher.

Post-reading (10-15 minutes) • To allow more practice of the language and topic and to pick some errors to correct

The teacher will ak the students to talk in two minutes in pairs about the passage the just read and then they'll share it with other in another pair. After this section,they will be instructed to play a vocab game in which four groups try to compete to convey the word-written on the board-to their partners who have turned their backs to the board. Assigning roles to each student in pairs to speak with each other as if they're English people who are having a small talk about weather.

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