Meltem Cirdi Meltem Cirdi

Celta TP 7
Intermediate level


In this lesson students will learn some new vocabulary about age groups through test-teach-test method and finally they will use them to talk about their age.


Abc computer, ppt, projector, handouts and cut-ups

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice vocabulary about age. By the end of the lesson students to understand and use the following lexical items related to age (elderly, pensioner, toddler, adolescent, middle aged, infant, senior citizen).

Subsidiary Aims

  • To improve students' speaking skills through vocabulary about age.


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Show the ppt's first slide and ask them to work with their partners to guess the theme.

Test #1 (5-6 minutes) • To check their knowledge about the names of specific periods of human life

There are ten stages of human life on the cut-ups. Learners try to put the words in order with their pairs/groups Students check the other pair's/groups order When they finish, show them the logical order on the ppt's 4th slide.

Teach (8-9 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

Show them the slides about stages. CCQs, ask learners the form or the words, and drill (CCQs and words' part of speech are on the 'Lexical Analysis' sheet. Teach : in her (early) .....s / in his (late).......s Ex. She is in her (early) 30s / He is in his (late) 40s.

Test #2 (4-5 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and test if they can remember the names of the life stages

Straightforward, Workbook, Unit 7C, ex. Students are going to read the statements about life stages. They will match the sentences to describing words from the box. Peer Check - WC Feedback Show the answer key on the 10th slide or write the answers on the board.

Free Practice #1 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Show the students 11th page of the ppt. 1. They need to think first, then decide, which stage they are in. 2. After that they need to think about advantages or disadvantages of their life stage.(2 min.) 3. They will think about which age they miss or looking forward to. 4. Stand up and share your ideas with your friends. Feedback

Free Practice #2 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Students are going to talk about people they know. Follow the stages to guide the learners: 1. Draw six circles on your paper 2. Think of 6 names that someone you know. 3. Are their ages (life stages) different from each other? 4. Write a name in each circle 5. Look at your friend’s paper 6. Try to guess: Who that person is. How old is s/he? What’s her/his job? Where does s/he live? etc. 7. Listen to your partner. If your partner’s comments are false, correct them. Feedback

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