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Teaching Practice 7
Intermediate (B1) level


In this lesson students master using comparatives in a more advanced sense through task based speaking and listening.


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Abc Photocopied pages HO2
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Main Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice through pair and group work activities in the context of differences

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of language used for making comparisons in the context of cities and their development
  • To provide gist and detailed listening practice using a text about urban development


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

The lesson starts by showing two photos of old and new Ankara.The teacher will try to exploit the pictures as much as possible to elicit as many sentences as possible about the differences between modern and old Ankara referring to the structures taught in the previous two lessons.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of the task and highlight useful words and phrases

The teacher explains the students that they will be given some areas to speak about and discuss the changes in their hometown in more details in pairs or in groups depending on the number of the students present in class.The teacher will make it clear that they are preparing a radio report about the changes in Ankara for an international radio station.Neighbor-reporting will be practiced.

Task Intro (4-6 minutes) • To raise general class awareness of the class on the task

the teacher will show Michael's photo and will elicit where he might be living.Then the photo will be given to the students to discuss in pairs the changes they think might have happened in Hong Kong.Different pairs will be asked to share their opinions with each other. The same process will be repeated with Irina's photo.

Task Pattern (8-10 minutes) • To provide some example patterns of the task

The teacher will tell the students to look at the box in Exercise 2 page 30 and discuss their meanings in pairs ,then the teacher will tell the students to write an "M" next to the things Mark mentions and in the next track students will write an "I" for the items Irina Mentions. The students will check their answers with their partners and the listenings will be played another time before playing the listening for another time the teacher will ask the students to try to understand if they are happy with the changes or not.,the answers will be discussed in pairs if necessary teacher feedback will be presented.

Introducing useful expressions (5-7 minutes) • To give the students the opportunity understand the meaning of new words by selecting the correct word

Instructions on Exercise 3 page 30 will be given,having done the exercises students will be asked to peer check and the listening will be played again so that they can understand the usage of the new expressions.

Language Analysis (6-8 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the task language

The Teacher will tell the students to match the words in analysis part together and then check the answers with their partners.then the class will give some repetition drills with spot checks,exercise 2 will follow exercise 1 ,it will be done in pairs the answers will be found under the students' chairs.

Language Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with practice of the task language

The teacher will tell the students to refine their initial speaking about old and new Ankara using the useful expressions and example listening s and report their ideas to the whole class and set up a radio program.

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