Ghada Ghada

Ghada Ben Ali, Vocabulary
Elementary level


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Main Aims

  • Students will be able to practice asking and giving directions using words that are related to the city.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Students will practice using some city words.


Lead-in (10-15 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

-Start the session with a video, students are asked to answers two questions: 1. What is the woman asking about? 2. What did she say? -After watching the video, we check guessing: The woman is asking about the right directions to Rose Cinema 3. How did she ask about the right direction? What did she say? 'Excuse me, I am looking for the Rose cinema' -Elicit some structures we use for asking for directions: (PowerPoint) 4. Can you say it differently? Excuse me, how can I get to ………………………., please? Where is……………………….? -I ask two more questions to smoothly introduce today’s topic: 5. Is Paul a good tour guide? Why? No, he got the girl confused / he gave her wrong directions to the cinema 6. Do you know some words that we use to give directions? (elicit prior knowledge/ help with pictures) -Draw a spider gram on the board with the following words: up / down / next to / between / turn right / left -Leave some blank spaces and tell students that together you are going to fill in the spidergram with more words during the lesson

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the expressions used to give directions.

Competition 1: Activity 2 (The aim of this activity is to let the students guess the meaning of (through, across, around and along) themselves. I demonstrate when needed. - In groups, ask the students to match the correct sentence with the correct picture -Provide students with the pictures and scrambled directions. The winning team is the one who finishes the task first and stick the right directions under the right picture. (The answer key is prepared on the PowerPoint presentation) -Again, we add the new-found expressions to the spidergram (across / around / along / through)

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To check if they have understood the recently taught vocabulary

Competition 3: In groups, students are asked to read the clues and write the name of the buildings on the map.

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

Students are asked to do activity 5 Activity 5: Your friend needs to go somewhere. He called you on the phone asking for directions.-You are going to enact the following phone conversation: Student A: -Excuse me, how can I get to (Destination)? Student B: Where are you now? =(Ask about current location) Student A:I am at (Name the Street) Student B: (Give directions ) Student A: (Thanking) Student B: (Taking Leave)

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