> Grammar | present simple; be > Vocabulary | greetings; countries and nationalities > How to | introduce people
Elementary A2 level


In this lesson students learn new vocabulary and revise present simple; be. The lesson starts with listening - how to introduce people. Then it follows with grammar revision and exercises. Finally ss learn the names of countries and nationalities in English.


Abc Saying Goodbye a) 1.8 Listen and number the words.
Abc Vocabulary | c) Put the stress d) pair work - quiz
Abc Listening and Speaking | a) listen and number the pictures 1-4 b) complete the dialogue
Abc Grammar Bank 1A and 1B + exercises
Abc Listen and read. Number the pictured 1-4.
Abc Vocabulary Bank | Countries and Nationalities
Abc Grammar | verb be - and ? | Complete the chart
Abc Pair work. Ask about the people and things in the pictures.
Abc Speaking | 7A) Write the names of four countries. B) Pair work
Abc Grammar | a) Complete the sentences with are, is, am
Abc Grammar | b) Ss try to remember the names in your class.
Abc Grammar | verb be - and ? | Complete the chart

Main Aims

  • To provide practice of Greetings; Countries and nationalities in the context of Nice to meet you; Japan, Japanese

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide detailed listening practice using a text about Greetings; Countries and nationalities in the context of Hello/Hi, Good bye, Nice to meet you ; England, English, China, Chinese
  • To provide review of Present Simple; be in the context of I am/I'm, Am I? I am/I'm not


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

Pre-teach the first conversation in a) by introducing myself. Say Hello/Hi I'm ...and ask ss What's your name?

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Focus on the four pictures. Then say ss to listen to and read the 4 conversations and match each one to a picture.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Focus on the first sentence I'm Tom. Explain contractions.

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

Go through the rules with the class. Model and drill the example sentences and the pronounciation of the contractions. Focus on the exercises for 1A and 1B.

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

1 Vocabulary Write the three questions in Vocabulary a) on the board. Elicit/teach the answers. Go to Vocabulary Bank - Countries and nationalities. Pair work. Listening. Quiz. 2 Listening and Speaking

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

Speaking - 5B Pair work. Focus on the pictures and the example exchanges. Model and drill the pronounciation. Speaking 7A - Ss write the names of four countries and add one or two piece of information for each one. 7B Pair work

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

Focus on the cartoon and ask students who are they? Focus on the six different ways of saying goodbye. Provide ss with listening.

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