Lise Marie Stordal Lise Marie Stordal

Intermediate B1 level


In this lesson, the students will learn and practice vocabulary related to historical events and important inventions. They will see pictures, discuss historical events in their own country, they will do controlled and free practices in order to use the new lexis.


Main Aims

  • By the end of this lesson the students will be able to understand and use a set of lexical items related to history and inventions.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To develop the student`s speaking skills (fluency and accuracy)


Lead-in (stage 1) (3-5 minutes) • to generate interest in the topic and to engage the students

- "What are the most important historical events in Turkey?" Discuss with your partner. - Show pictures projected on the WB. - Quick WGFB

First speaking activity (stage 2) (3-5 minutes) • To focus the studenst on the target language (keywords) in the context of inventions by showing pictures

- T shows the pictures (course book page 104-105) projected on the WB. Ask the ss "Which important developments are shown in the photos?" "Discuss with your partner." - FB: T writes the answers on the WB, asks the ss to match picture and answer on the WB. One person from each pair comes to the WB.

Pre-teach keywords (5-7 minutes) • To present the keywords and to check the student`s understanding of them

- "Now you will match these words with their definitions. You can work together." (Cut ups?) - Give HO. - Feedback; Answer key on the walls? - quick CCQs: "When something gets better, - do we call it advance or revolution?" (advance) "When someone makes something new, - do we call it foundation or invention?" "When a group of people work together to achieve an aim, - is it a movement or a progress?"

Word-stress (stage 5) (5-7 minutes) • To learn how to pronounce the keywords correctly, with focus on the wordstress

- "Now, we wil listen to the answers from the previous exercise. Listen carefully to the stress in each word. Circle the stressed syllable". ICQ: Will you write or just circle the stressed syllable? - T models each word from the exercise. - FB: Write the words on the WB, and have each student come to the board and mark the stressed syllable.

First controlled practice (stage 4) (3-5 minutes) • To give the ss an opportunity to practice the keywords they`ve just learnt

- "you will but complete the words in these sentences". - Give HO - Pair check, then quick WGFB

Second controlled practice (stage 6) (5-7 minutes) • To give the students the oppurtunity to chekc their own understanding of the keywords by choosing the correct alternative

- "I will now give you these sentences, in each sentence you will find the words we have been practicing. There are two alternatives, only one of them is correct. Underline the correct one. Work with your partner." - Give HO - FB; nominate one student to be the teacher and to read the answers. Give him/her the answer key.

Free speaking practice (stage 7) (7-10 minutes) • To promote fluency/accurancy in a free speaking activity

- "There are some statements on these papers. You will talk with your partner, and decide if you agree or disagree with the statement. Try to give a reason/explanation for your opinion.". - Swap partners! ( Fun way of grouping?) - Error correction the last 3-4 min?

Web site designed by: Nikue