Özlem GENÇ Özlem GENÇ

Crossing Cultures
B1 level


In this lesson students will practise writing as a productive skill in the context of 'Crossing Cultures'. SS will discuss about the differences of customs in some countries. They will make a list of 'do's and don'ts' when you visit their country. SS will learn useful language to express expectations and customs. Finally, they will write and design a tourist pamphlet for their own country and they will receive delayed error correction.


Abc HOs about customs of some countries and pamphlet realia

Main Aims

  • To provide product writing practice of a pamplet about tips for travellers in the context of crossing cultures

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of crossing cultures


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

T introduces the context of 'Crossing Cultures' by asking some questions and eliciting ideas of ss. 'Have you been abroad?', 'Was the culture different from your country?'. Ss brainstorm and T writes some of their ideas on the board. T draws a chart on the board, and ask SS to guess the answers and match the country and customs. T gives the HO about different customs of some countries. SS check their answers and discuss these questions; 'Does your culture follow any of these customs?', 'Do any of these customs seem unusual to you?', 'What other interesting customs do you know?'.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

At this stage, T focuses SS on local customs and encourages students to make a list of their own customs with the help of some ideas given in the HO. This will be a draft model of expected productive task (writting a tourist pamphlet). SS will work in pairs, and read the points to mention in their list, and make a list of do's and don'ts. T will demonstrate how to set up the list on the board. Then SS will share their lists with other pairs and discuss about their experiences from the list.

Useful Language (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

SS will ve provided with some phrases used to describe expectations. T will clarify that these patterns can be used to express customs. SS will read and discover the usages. Then T will ask some CCQs. SS will match the information to make sentences about customs. Finally, they will compare with a partner and T will provide the answer key.

Productive Task (15 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

At this stage, SS will write and design a tourist pamphlet which includes some travel tips for their own country. T will provide some realia of pamphlets as a model. SS will examine them and read the model paragraph from HO. SS will be divided into two groups and choose at least five points from the list they made in previous stage. They will use them to write and design a tourist pamphlet for their own country. After writing the pamphlets SS will present them to the whole class.

Feedback and Error Correction (8-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

While SS are presenting their pamphlets, the other group will check their production and find mistakes about the content and use of language. SS will together correct the mistakes then T will provide delayed error correction.

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