Farah Farah

Speaking lesson
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will practise their speaking skills to talk about places they would recommend/ suggest to other students to visit.


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Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson students will have practised speaking about places they would recommend to others.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practise the target language they need to use to talk about places they would recommend.


Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Ask the students if they have ever been abroad. If yes, ask them what are the continents and countries they have been to. Show them Australia's map and tell them that today they're visiting Australia. How esciting ! Ask them to discussion what they know on Australia in pairs (the capital and main cities/ the climate/ the language and culture/ the scenery and wildlife). Then, give them some information about Australia as a feedback to their discussion.

Exposure through listening (5-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through listening

Pre- teach some words they could find difficult in the listening: Aboriginal/ jellyfish/ parliament house/ snorkeling. Ask them CCQs to check their understanding. Then, listen to Elaine giving Marco some recommendations on some places to visit and things to do in Australia. After that, students are going to match each city with the thing they can do or visit. Have students work in groups and then have them stand up and check each other's answers.

Useful Language (5-8 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Give students 4 cards; the 1st is "recommending", the 2nd is "not recommending", the 3rd is "describing" and the last one is "responding". Also, give students cards where is written some phrases that they need to match with the first 4 cards. Ask them if they know others. Ask them to work in groups then have them check each other's answers.

Speaking task (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Students have to choose a place they'd want to visit. Ask them to think, prepare their ideas and maybe take bullet point notes. They 2 to 3 minutes for this preparation. Then, they're going to discussion the places they'd like to visit in pairs. Teacher has to walk around the classroom, monitor and take notes of the common errors made by the students.

Feedback and Error Correction (5-8 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Ask the students if anyone surprised them with the place he/she could like to visit. Do some error correction. Flexi Stage: Divide students into 2 groups and give each group 2 pieces of paper where they find some information on California and Scotland. Ask each group to discussion why would they recommend California/ Scotland to the other group.

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