Riham Riham

The village festival
Intermediate level


Abc cardboard for sorting out
Abc word cards
Abc Pictures of the vocabulary words
Abc answer keys
Abc hand-out

Main Aims

  • To provide speaking practice in the context of organising festivals.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practise listening for specific information in the context of organizing festivals.


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

-Show a picture of a festival and elicit the word festival through a guessing game. -Get the students work in groups to discuss the given questions. -Open class feed back for questions 2, 3.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

- Elicit some vocabulary words before watching the video. -Get the students listen to an audio or watch a video of people discussing their village festival. -Provide a purpose as the students are going to listen to know what sort of entertainment they are planning to have at the festival. -Students work in pairs to check their answers. -Open class feedback. -Students work in pairs to think these sentences are true or false and why. -Students watch the video again to check their answers. -Provide answer key on the board.

Useful Language (5-7 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

-Try to elicit some of the useful language, what do we say when we want to disagree in a polite way, or how to make a suggestion. -Get the students find ways of agreeing or disagreeing from the script. -Provide an activity in which they are going to sort different ways of agreeing and making suggestions in groups. -A student from each group check the answers of the other group. -Open class feedback. -Get the students answer ex., 4A on their own then check in pairs. -The teacher provides answer key. -Drill some of the sentences or questions for pronunciation. -Point out that after "how about.... or what about....." we usually use verb+ ing. -Highlight that " I' m not sure about that." is a polite way of disagreeing.

Productive Task(s) (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

-Students work in pairs to organize a festival, so they will think of what kind of entertainment they will provide and other details. the students will use the language provided in exercise 4A to discuss their ideas. -Students will sit in groups to organize a festival and they have to decide on the things they discussed before. One of the students will be responsible to organize the ideas and write down the notes as he is going to present his festival to the whole class.

Feedback and Error Correction (1-2 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

-The teacher monitor while they are speaking and provide feedback or error correction if it is needed.

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