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The truth about air travel
Upper-Intermediate level


In this lesson , students will practice and review narrative tenses through a context related to air travel and airplanes . The lesson will start with a text from which students will extract the TL and see how it is used before they do a controlled practice exercise.Then , students will have pronunciation practice focused on the past participles of verbs and students will get to see different phonetic symbols in this pronunciation exercise.


Abc English File UpInt Ss Bk 3rd Edition, OUP /HO1/ Page 26
Abc Teacher Made Worksheet /HO2/
Abc English File UpInt Ss Bk 3rd Edition, OUP /HO4/ Answer Key for Ex.a Page 136
Abc English File UpInt Ss Bk 3rd Edition, OUP /HO3/ Ex.a Page 136
Abc English File UpInt Ss Bk 3rd Edition, OUP /HO5/ Page : 27

Main Aims

  • To provide review and practice of the narrative tenses in the context of air travel and airplanes

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide pronunciation practice focusing on past participles and sentences stress patterns in exercises related to the same context , air travel .


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

- Greet Ss - Relate the topic to the previous lesson - Show the Ss the title of the article and ask them about the main subject of this article - Take some answers from Ss - Don't share the right answer with them in this stage

Exposure (3-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

- Give the Ss /HO1/ which has the story and let them read the text quickly to answer ex.a - Ask Ss : Are we reading slowly or quickly ? quickly Are we choosing the correct answer here ? no Are we checking the meaning of new words ? no - Listen to some answers from Ss to and see which one is closest to the right answer - Share the right answer with Ss

Highlighting (4-5 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

- Ask Ss to read the text again but now do ex.b - Let Ss check their answers in pairs - Give them an answer key and let them check their answers again

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of TL

- Give Ss a worksheet /HO2/ to let them work out the meaning and form of narrative tenses in pairs/groups - Let them check their answers in groups - Answer the questions together with giving feedback - Do ex.c together to see if they get it clearly and to practice pronunciation

Controlled Practice (4-6 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

- Let Ss do ex.a P.136 /HO3/ - Ss check their answers in pairs/groups - Give Ss the answer key to check /HO4/

Semi-Controlled Practice (5-6 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

- Let the Ss do ex.e page:26 in pairs/groups - Monitor and take some notes - Give W/C feedback about the answers

Pronunciation practice (6-10 minutes) • To help Ss practice pronounciation of irregular past forms and sentence stress patterns

- Tell Ss to do ex.a+b page : 27 /HO5/ - Before they start , elicit the vowel sounds from them and do one answer together - Let them check their answers in pairs - Play the audio to let them check - Drill the words together and get them to repeat after you - Tell the Ss that they will listen to an audio track about stress patterns and tell them to pay attention to stressed and unstressed words - Get some Ss to read the sentences to practice .

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