Paula Erzurum Paula Erzurum

TP 4 - Houseswap
A2 (Elementary) level


In this lesson Ss will listen to text relating to Houseswap. They will have a pre- listening activity to activate their top-down processing. Then they will have an easy task to listen for specific information. Followed by a second task to listen for a more detailed understanding of the text. They will then be given a follow up activity. Ss will then do their own houseswap and they will find one person to do a swap with.


Abc WB

Main Aims

  • To give Ss integrated skills in the context of houseswap

Subsidiary Aims

  • To give Ss practice in using Prepositions of place


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

* Draw a box on the WB with 'Paula's home' inside it and a few arrows coming from it * Ask Ss to predict about my home using adjectives and prepositions of place. They can do this in pairs (eg big/small, near to...., lovely etc). * Invite 4/5 Ss to the WB to write their ideas (Ss can correct any errors)

Pre-Listening (5-6 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

* Explain I will describe my home (Dictogloss) because I want to do a houseswap. * Show HO 1 - answer the questions - and tell Ss while they listen to me they must answer the questions. Give HO 1. * Read the paragraph * FB - get the answers by nominating Ss

While-Listening #1 (5-6 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information listening tasks

* Tell Ss I will read it again and this time they need to write down the important words (nouns, adjectives & prepositions of place) * I will quickly monitor to see if I need to read it again (read again if I think it's necessary)

While-Listening #2 (2-3 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference listening task

* Tell Ss I will read the text again and they need to write down more information

Post-Listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

* Put Ss into small groups of 3/4 * Ss Share the info they listened to so they can describe my home like I did. * Give each group a piece of paper and nominate a writer from each group. * Explain that they need to write the text so that it has the same meaning as mine * FB - give them the original text so they can compare the two

Clarification (6-8 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

* Check meaning with CCQ's and drill chorally and individually - Is my home next to a park? yes (drill - it's next to a park) - try back chaining - Is the street noisy? no (drill - the street is quiet) - Is my home close to the shops? yes (drill - it's close to the shops) - Is my flat new? no (drill - I live in a small old flat) - Is my flat horrible? no (drill - it's a lovely flat)

Controlled practice (15-18 minutes) • To provide Ss an opportunity to practice the target language

* Tell Ss to close their eyes and think of their perfect/dream house and say.... - think about where is it? is it a flat or a house? is it big or small? is it old or new? is it lovely? is it close to the shops? is it on the beach? * Ss open their eyes * Explain to Ss they will write their own houseswap advert. They need to describe the house they just thought about. They can look at mine to help them. * Give HO 2 (advert border). They have 5 minutes * Ss to stand up, walk around and describe their home to 3 other Ss. They need to find 1 person to do a houseswap with. * Monitor and note errors * Who had a houseswap? * Write any errors on the WB - Ss correct them

Flexi-stage - if time (6-7 minutes) • To give Ss an opportunity to practice target skills

* If there is time Ss can write an email to their houseswap partner giving more info about their home

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