Elementary Pre A2 level


This is an Elementary lesson on parties for CELTA TP 8


Abc Party Flashcards
Abc Resource B - discussion cards
Abc A3 Paper
Abc Projector
Abc White Board
Abc Event Slips (Resource C)
Abc Event Slips (Resource C) Enlarged A3
Abc Resource D1 Gap fill exercise cut up into strips
Abc Scrap paper

Main Aims

  • To provide gist listening practice using a text about Childrens parties in the UK in the context of A Childrens party

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review and practice of Party words in the context of Childrens parties
  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a Discussion in the context of Parties


Warmer/Lead-in (2-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Students are given flashcards at random with pictures relating to a children's birthday party. Ss Mingle around the room matching their photo with the corresponding words.

Pre-Listening (8-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Ss work in small groups talking about how people celebrate birthdays One Ss picks a card, reads to the group, then the group discusses from the cue. Monitor discussion and provide FB

While-Listening #1 (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information listening tasks

Ss watch a video about what children do at a birthday party in the UK Ss watch the video Ask ss to tell us what happened in the video, what was the boys name whose party it was? what did George give Max?

While-Listening #2 (12-14 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference listening tasks

Ss in pairs Watch the video again and put the slips of paper (Events) in order (Resource C) Repeat the video if necessary FB. Slips on A3 paper Ss chosen at random to stick the large pieces of the events onto the Whiteboard in order.

Post-Listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Ss play pass the parcel Every-time the music stops the Ss who has the parcel at the time unwraps a layer and completes the gap fill exercise. At the end the winning person gets the prize FB the exercise is projected Ss come up at random and complete the gaps.

Free Practice (5-8 minutes) • Students Practice the language they have learned in a freer activity

Ss Imagine that they are Georges parents and plan Georges Party Ss in Groups discuss and write a list of jobs they need to do and things they need to buy to organise Georges birthday. on A3 paper

Filler (5-8 minutes) • To provide practice of party Target language

Can you come to my party? Ss write a 7 day diary list Ss choose a day they are going to have a party They then have to choose 2 other days they are busy like, going to the gym / cinema etc or having an early night watching a favorite TV show working late etc. Then they have to mingle and ask people to come to their party the Ss with the most people coming to their party is the winner. Dialogues should go like this: "Can you come to my party on wednesday?" "Sorry, I cannot. On wednesday I must go to bed early/ to the gym/ to another pary." OR "Yes, of course!"

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