Jenny Wagstaff Jenny Wagstaff

Copy of Adrenalin - Extreme Sports
pre-intermediate level


In this lesson, the students are going to learn some basic extreme sports and the adjectives related to them. After eliciting and drilling, they are going to practice the lexis with controlled and freer practices of speaking activities.


Abc flash cards
Abc flash cards
Abc Find Someone Who HO
Abc Taboo Cards
Abc Information-Gap
Abc Debate cards
Abc flash cards
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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of the vocabulary of extreme sports and related adjectives.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy and fluency speaking practice in question-answer mingling activities and a debate in the context of extreme sports.


Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • Warm-up and test their knowledge of adjectives

I am going to draw a spider diagram on the WB and write "sports" in the middle. Then I am going to ask them to give me some adjectives related to sports. After eliciting the adjectives, I am going to circle the ones which are related to "extreme sports" and ask the students what we call the type of sports which are usually described by those adjectives. Eliciting the context, I am going to give them the adjectives that they do not mention.

Lexis (collocations and drilling) (6-7 minutes) • To introduce the new vocabulary with flash-cards

After eliciting the adjectives, I am going to show them some flash cards. The WB is going to be divided into two sections : go and do. They are going to match the flash-cards with the nouns and put them in the correct column. (some of them can be in both columns) When they finish, I will deliver the answer key and the wrong ones will go to the correct places according to the answer key.

Taboo - Controlled Practice (8-9 minutes) • To Practice Lexis with a contest.

The students are going to be divided into two groups. There are going to be cards with extreme sports with some taboo words. Each member tries to explaind the sport to his-her own group.

Controlled Practice,Information Gap (5-6 minutes) • To practice the lexis with a pair work.

The students are going to sit facing their partners and try to fill in the gaps by asking and answering question. After the activity, there's going to be a peer-check feedback.

Controlled and Sem,-Controlled Practices-Find Someone Who (7-8 minutes) • To practice the lexis

I am going to give the hand-outs to the students. They are going to stand up, mingle and try to find classmates who have experienced the statements written on the papers.(controlled practice) They have to write one adjective for each activity. When they finish, the ones who have experienced are going to be encouraged to talk about their experiences.(semi-controlled practice)

Debate (9-10 minutes) • Freer Practice

The students are going to be divided into two groups, sitting facing each other. They are going to be given a bias and some clues for the discussion. After two minutes of thinking and discussing among each other, the debate is going to start.

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