Derya Erkilinc Derya Erkilinc

Your work -life balance
Elementary A2 level


In this lesson the students will be using their receptive skills,speaking and listening.Fisrtly the teacher will be showing some pictures of people who are working and people who are doing free time activities as this will warm up the students to the topic of the lesson.Students will do some gist listening,skimming in the provided exercises.students will be expected to do dıscussion amongst themselves.


Abc CD Recording
Abc Exercise hand outs
Abc New Headway elementary students book

Main Aims

  • To provide speaking and skimming exercises using the work - life balance text

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide and practice gist listening and listening exercises and pre-teach


Stage 1 ( Lead-in ) (5-6 minutes) • To warm the students to the topic of the lesson

The teacher will bring some pictures into the classroom, these pictures will show some people working and indicate what activities some people do on their free time, will draw an table on the whiteboard seperating work and activities and ask the students to which picture goes under which heading.

Stage 2 ( Pre-teach) (5-6 minutes) • To pre-teach students some of the words

I will be showing some pictures and asking the students what they see in these pictures and try to get the word out of them and by doing this I will be teaching the words that I think students might have trouble understanding like " work balance", "trouble sleeping" , "free time activities"

Stage 3 ( gist listening ) (6-7 minutes) • To practice productive skills with the students ( listening )

The teacher will do a comprehension task, will hand out a sheet where the students have to put the quotes in correct order by listening to the recording T 3.9 that has been provided on pg 28, then the teacher will ask the students to check their answers by going into pairs ,teacher will go over the correct answers with the students,gist listening will be done in this task.

Stage 4 ( Speaking ) (10-15 minutes) • For the students to practice speaking with each other

The teacher will hand out a sheet that will have a questioner task on it, and then will ask the students to complete the questions about themselves once done, teacher will ask the students to stand up and find two other friends and complete the questions by asking their friends.While the students are busy with this task the teacher will do monitoring and take notes of any speakşng mistakes that the students might do.

Stage 5 ( practice speaking) (10-15 minutes) • To practice speaking

The teacher will hand out a sheet where the students will be writing about their friends using the questioner which they have done previously, once the students are done writing teacher will ask the students to discuss what they have written with their friends and talk about it, teacher will do some monitoring and do feedback if there is any that needs to be done. The teacher will ask some students "what they like to do on their free time "

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