Omid Omid

Formal Observation 1 2017-18 Module 4
Level 2 - Cutting Edge Preintermediate level


In this lesson, students will learn a range of adjectives to describe places especially flats and houses. They will get the chance to use the vocabulary they have learnt in a freer activity by describing their own living place or their dream house.


Abc Lead in questions
Abc Highlighted text page 82
Abc Cutting Edge PI Page 82
Abc Gallery discussion
Abc Vocabulary worksheet

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of vocabulary for describing places in general and houses/flats specifically in the context of an email to a friend

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of describing their living place and talking about their dream house


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context, engage students and raise interest

Have students work in pairs or small groups and discuss the questions on the board. Do you live with your family/friend or alone? Where do you live in Istanbul? Why kind of place is it? Why do some people want to move out of their parents' house and live alone? If you want to move to a new house, where will you move? Why?

Test #1 (4-7 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language and activate the schemata

Show a photo of a modern house on the screen and ask ss to describe it, elicit "Modern" at this stage. Ss walk around the room and look at the photos on the walls. "How do you describe these houses?" SS should write an adjective under each photo that describes it. They should not write repetitive adjectives.

Teach/ Presentation (3-5 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage and introduce the target language

Ss read the text on page 82 of the book and answer the questions in section 2a. Remind them not to use a dictionary. Compare answers in pairs and then a whole class feedback.

Noticing (5-7 minutes) • to find the adjectives and Practice the pronunciation

Ss highlight the adjectives that are describing the house or the area in the email. Show the answers on the screen and drill the pronunciations.

Test #2 / Controlled practice (7-9 minutes) • Clarify meaning, Check students' use of the target language,

Distribute H.O 1 the vocabulary worksheet. Have SS work on the side with photos and match the words to the photos. After checking the answers and recycling the pronunciation quickly, move on to the other side of the worksheet which checks the vocabulary in more semantic depth.

Semi controlled practice (5-7 minutes) • to use the TL in a less controlled context

Which of these adjectives can you write under each of the photos on the wall?

Free practice (7-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

SS describe their current house, what kind of place is it and where they would like to live what's their dream house like. a. Use the adjectives you learned today to describe your house to your partner. b. What's your dream house is like? Where is it? Discuss with your partner

Flexi Stage (5-7 minutes) • To recycle the vocabulary taught in the lesson

Direct Ss to exercise 4 on page 82. Ask them to find the odd one out. After checking the answers have students make example sentences using the collocations. eg. There is a modern Cafe in Etiler named Bizim Cafe which I really like.

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