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Copy of Sample Lesson Plan
A1 level


In this lesson, students will practice the following lexical set in the context of school: blackboard, book, classroom, clock, crayons, desk, CD player, chair, colored pencils, computer, door, and eraser. Using these words, they will also practice speaking for fluency while relating meaning and context.


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Main Aims

  • To provide practice of school-related lexis

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in the context of school


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

Open class with a "hello song" in which students practice saying 'hello,' asking 'how are you,' and introducing themselves.

Exposure/ Clarification of target language (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through flashcards

Show students flashcards with pictures of the target lexical set. Use concept checking questions to ensure that students understanding the meaning. Drill the spelling and pronunciation of the words.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Have students work in pairs to complete the worksheet. Students draw lines from each picture to the word that it matches. In a second exercise, students practice spelling of each word.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Pass a ball around the circle of students. When the timer rings, the student holding the ball must answer a question, make a sentence or say a word relating to the target lexical set.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Arrange students in a circle. Present flashcards again, and ask each student individually, "What is this?" "How do you say it in English?" "How do you spell it?" Then have students work in pairs to find the real object in the classroom and point to it.

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