Riham Riham

Life Events
Intermediate level


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice for vocabulary used for describing life events.

Subsidiary Aims

  • to practice speaking in the context of describing life events.


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

The students will look at a picture of my wedding day then. -Elicit that it is a wedding. -Elicit that the wedding is a life event because it changes your life. -Elicit other life events that they may know.

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

-Will tell them a story of one of my friends through pictures so that I can elicit the most important life events for her. -Elicit some differences between words like " split up- get divorced" " move house" " leave home" -Drill and emphasis on the pronunciation and stress of every phrase

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

-Students will categorize the words according to their type in groups. -Check for each other. -Provide key answers. -Students will try to put them in the logical order and discuss the differences because it can vary.

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

-Students work in pairs to discuss which one of the life events they have done and what they haven't done.

Flex-stage (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging tasks.

-Students will answer a quick quiz about life time events. -Students will add the article "a" if it is needed in the phrase. -Students will choose the words that don't take get. -students will match the verb with the noun or adjective. -Students will choose " to-with-from" to fill in the blanks. -students will check in pairs after each exercise then the teacher will provide model answers.

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