Farhad Roodi Farhad Roodi

B1 level


In this lesson, SS are going to practice speaking skill. The context is about famous people and ss speak about them using relative clauses. The lesson encourages playing games which tries to make the practice more fun.


Abc Name a person
Abc Patterns
Abc Vocabulary
Abc Heads-up
Abc HO2
Abc HO1

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice for relative clauses in a conversation in the context of celebrities

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed listening practice using a text about celebrities biography


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

SS see a PPT about famous people in Football, Politics, Science, Technology, Music, and Movies. They say their names as the slides pass before them. This part sets the context of the celebrities whom ss will talk more about during the lesson. Then, SS will match some words about jobs, their definition, and one famous person in that job. The people are chosen from the pictures in PPT.

Exposure (5-7 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

In this part, SS first listen to an audio track and try to guess the name of the people who are described in the audio. SS write the number of each person on HO1 which provides celebrities names. SS should find 10 people. This can be done as a game in which each group who guess and write more is the winner. After listening, SS help their group and check their answers. After the listening for the first time, SS receive HO2 which is the cut-ups of the sentences in the audio track. There are three parts to the cut-ups that SS should match. It aims to provide practice for later elicitation of the structure, i.e. relative clauses.

Useful Language (4-6 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

First, the teacher hands some pieces of paper to SS. The structure of relative clauses are on the paper. Then, the teacher will write the structure on the WB and elicit the substitutes for each element from the ss. SS have already learned the structure, and this part just highlights them.

Productive Task(s) (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

In this stage, first, ss play a game, heads-up. one SS from each group comes to the broad. The teacher has made some sticky pieces of paper with names of a celebrity on it. SS should not see the names. These ss stick the paper on their forehead or their back. Then they go to different groups and ask 'who am I?'. Each group provides one sentence to each person. Then, they should guess who the celebrity is. The teacher provides some information about the celebrities to the setting SS in case they do not have any idea about the celebrity. The second task provides a freer practice in which ss firstly write as many names as they can about people and things in 5 different areas. SS have an HO which they should write the names on it. Then they are going to describe the names they have come up with.

Feedback and Error Correction (5-6 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Teacher monitor students during the group work and productive practice. Then, if there are any errors teacher can give a whole class feedback on the WB. There are also some FB that teacher provide after each task.

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