Zeynep Arslan Zeynep Arslan

TP3,My Perfect Weekend
Elementary, A2 level


In this lesson, ss will practice productive skill(speaking) and receptive skill(reading). Some collocations about activities will be taught and focused on two reading text. In this reading part,with jigsaw approach and cross grouping, the reading text will be read and discussed and then ss will talk about a partner from other group.In the last part, ss will write two activities they like doing at weekend on a piece of paper.Then ss will guess who it is?


Abc New Headway Student's Book

Main Aims

  • To provide gist reading practice using two texts about activities and speak about the activities students like doing at weekends.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide scan the reading text and explain someone's interests and activities.Ss will have understood famous people's life and also explain which activities they like doing at weekend.


Stage 1 (4-5 minutes) • To teach some collocations

-T gives some example about collocations such as watch movies and have breakfast. - Ss work in pairs and match verbs in A with the words in B. - T shows verbs and words which show some activities on the whiteboard. One student from each group comes and stick the correct words on the whiteboard. -Ss listen Track 42 and check their answers.

Stage 2 (2-6 minutes) • Listen and put the correct sentences in an order

- T divides classroom into four groups and gives them mixed sentences to put in an order while listening Track 42 again. -T elicits sentences and checks pronunciation if necessary. - The whole class checks the answers

Stage 3 (Lead-in) (5-7 minutes) • To introduce Jamie Cullum and Shilpa Shetty and present their videos and their pictures

-Firstly, watch Jamie Cullum's video and ask some concept checking questions. -Secondly, watch Shilpa Shetty's video and ask some concept checking questions again. -T presents power point slide and ss look at the pictures and read the introductions about them. -Ask some questions about their weekends.

Stage 4( While-reading) (3-8 minutes) • To find specific information about the text.

-T divides the classroom into two groups. - Group A reads about James Cullum and Group B reads about Shilpa Shetty. -Teacher monitors and help with their questions. -Each group reads the questions and work in groups. -They answer the questions about their text. -Teacher monitors and helps them.

Stage 5 (2-4 minutes) • Work with a partner from the other group.

-T regroups the ss. There is an A and B student in each pair. -Ss talk about the person in their text and answer to the questions in exercise 4. -Then the other group starts talking about the answers to the questions in exercise 4. -T monitors and helps.

Stage 6 (Post reading) (2-5 minutes) • To provide ss discuss about two famous person's life

-Ss work in pairs from other group and compare Jamie and Shilpa's life. -Ss discuss about the two questions. 'What things do they both like doing?' 'What things are different?' -T monitors and gives feedback.

Stage 7 (2-6 minutes) • To give a chance for ss to speak about their activities they like and improve their productive skills.

-Ss write down two things they like doing at weekends. -T collects the papers and then hand them out to different ss randomly. -Ss read the activities on their paper and try to guess the name of the student. - Ss decide which activity is the most popular weekend activity in the class.

Stage 8 (2-4 minutes)

-Listen Track 43 a song by Jamie Cullum called 20-Something. -Ss just listen. -T ask some questions ' Do you like his music?, 'What do you feel when you listen his music?'

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