Seosamh Mac Giolla Phadraig Seosamh Mac Giolla Phadraig

Seosamh Mac Giolla Phadraig, 23rd Oct 2018, TP5
Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson, students learn about lexis related to education.


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Main Aims

  • To provide Ss with the lexis for understanding and discussing education.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To give Ss practice in listening for gist and detail through the context of a conversation about studying.
  • To give Ss practice in speaking for accuracy and fluency through the context of lexis about education.


Warmer/Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Project PPT Slide 2 on the boar. Tells Ss that he is about to tell them my educational story. Ss should listen as I want them to remember the order when events happened for a sequencing exercise after. Write the numbers 1-6 on the side of the board. ICQs instructions - "What am I about to tell you?", "What will I ask you to do afterwards?" Reads story showing realia of sweater and PPT slides 3, 4 and 5. Makes pairs. Gives sentences handouts. Ss place the sentence on right number. Class agrees with order. Ask Ss if they think I look honest. Shows PPT slide 6 - The Big Lie

Exposure - Listening Exercise (6-7 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a listening exercise.

Tell Ss they will hear an uncle and niece having a discussion about education. Tell them they will listen the conversation. (CD1 2) Ss will answer questions in pairs about who said what. Project Education Handout for exercises 2b and show two pictures of people. ICQs - Whom will you hear? What will they be discussing? What should you write next to each number? Make different pairs to the first exercise. Play track. Ss check answers with partners. T monitors pairs Give answer keys.

Highlighting - Vocabulary (5-7 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language (Main Aim)

Project PPT Slide 7 for New Vocabulary Give out 7 photographs with 1 for each group. Give Ss 2 minutes to discuss with their picture should go and then have them write the number on the back of the picture. Go through each word and elicit meaning and CCQ. Ask Ss to get the word I'm eliciting. Get each Ss to talk about their photo one more time and whether they are happy with it.

Clarification (4-6 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Ask for form and stress. Drill sound of new vocab. Call each pair up one by one and before they pin it to the board, check if their original number was right.

Controlled Practice (5-7 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Inform Ss they will do an exercise checking their knowledge of known and new Education lexis. Project flip side of Education Handout to exercise 1a. Project flip side of Education Handout on the w/b. Tell Ss they must complete rows on this table according to their group number. Tell Ss to turn to flip side of Education Handout to exercise 1a. Assign groups by choosing new pairs. Monitor the activity Project the answer key

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Tell Ss they will do a speaking activity. Explain it will be a pair activity. Each pair has to use a work from their category on their education handout. ICQs - How many people will do this activity. What are pairs divided by? Tell Ss to look at 1b of the Education handout. Make the groups. Group 1 is ___________ and ______________. Start the activity. Monitor the pw.

Delayed Correction (1-2 minutes) • To provide students with necessary correction.

Write up common mistakes heard during the freer practice and ask Ss to analyse the errors and provide fb.

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