Leila Leila

TP 4
Elementary level


In this lesson Ss will revise and learn some adjectives about describing where they live and they will do some reading practice in the context of "houseswap".


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about "houseswap" in the context of describing house

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a hosue description in the context of describing house


Warmer/Lead-in (4-6 minutes) • To set lesson context of "describing your flat "and engage students to the topic.

Draw a simple block of flats on the board and point one of them and say "this is my home. It's a flat." Then describe the flat in simple terms; It's an old flat. It's in England. It's near the city centre. It's small. There is a balcony. It has two bedrooms. It's beautiful. I like it." Now tell Ss that this is your home. Nominate a students and ask him/her to describe his house. If he/she says one or two sentences, its ok.Nomintae other students to say different things about their own flats. Now put Ss in pairs and ask them to describe their own house, flats.

Pre-Reading (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text about houseswapping and make this text accessible for Ss

Show Ss the handout for matching opposite adjectives in ex1. Tell them to match the opposite adjectives. If necessary, do the first one on the board. Now ask Ss to read the text in ex2 ( the speech bubble). After they finish, ask them to listen and underline what they have heard. (Show "underlining" with your hands) If necessary, play the recording twice. Give them the correct answers by writing them on the board on the right side. Now put Ss in pairs. Show them ex3 and ask them to talk about their own house. Tell them " use adjectives in ex 1 and 2" to help you. Demonstrate the activity by simply describing your own flat by using ex3. Go round the class and take one of the Student's pencil and give your pencil to him/her. Swap few things in the classroom and elicit the meaning of swap. For CCQ ask them what they swap in their daily lives with their friends or family members. Also pre-teach Cottage Mountain City centre near close Cottage (Show the picture and ask what it is or..) Is a cottage in the city centre?No Is it a modern building?no Mountain Ask Ss to tell a mountain in Turkey or Europe or Asia City Centre Ask Ss where is the city centre in İstanbul. Is it in the middle of the city? Yes

While-Reading#1 (3-3 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading tasks about houseswap text and provide top-down reading for a better understanding.

Ask Ss to read the text about a webpage named "houseswap.com" and ask what does "houseswap" mean? After they read it , ask them to check their answers in pairs. take fb.

While-Reading #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students reading for gist and details

There are 6 pics. Show Ss the pics of the houses. And ask them to describe the houses and ask them which one they like. Where are the houses? And tell them there are 5 house descriptions. Ask them to match the pictures and the descriptions. Ss will read and match the houses according to the descriptions and one picture will be left extra. Give them the answer key by simply writing the number of the texts and correct letters on the board as answerkey. Now distribute Ss the 8 statements of true false activity about the text. Ask them to read the text again and decide if the statements are true or false. When they finish marking the statements, ask them to check it with their partner and discuss. Check the answers with the whole class. Be specific about giving the answers, so Ss wone be confused about them.

Post-reading(speaking) (4-6 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Put Ss in pairs. Ask them to choose a flat for houseswapping among the five pictures given and tell each other why they have chosen it. "because it's in the city centre, it has big garden etc.. " Take fb. Ask Ss which hosue they have chosen and why?

Follow-up Activity (9-11 minutes) • to provide further practice by writing in the context of descriibing house.

Write on the board." My dream house." and tell Ss that they have $ 1.000.000 . Ask them to write about their dream house. Tell them to include some specific information like, where? near a mountain / lake / sea / countryside. Ask them not to write their names on it and crumble their paper. Ask them to stand up and start throwing the paper to each other( ask them to be careful about face) . Clap your hand and stop them when you make sure the papers are mixed enough. Ask Ss to pick a paper ball and open it( If they pick their own paper, however it s a very low possibility with 18 students) ask them to start throwing them again for a very short time and clap your hand to stop them again. Ask them to go round the class and try to find the owner. Model the activity, read the paper in your hand and go to one of the Ss " is your dream house in the country side? Is your house big?" When they find the owner ask them to sit.

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