Kelebek TP 5
Intermediate level


In this lesson students will learn the usage of would + infinitive when they talk about something hypotetical / imaginary through a listening text and related speaking activities.


Abc HO1_English File Intermediate_p71_ex_a
Abc Audio1_English File IntermediateSsBk_4.23_
Abc HO3_Answer Key_English File IntermediateTsBk_p100
Abc HO1_English File Intermediate_p71_ex_d
Abc HO2_English File Intermediate_p71_ex_b
Abc Audio2_English File IntermediateSsBk_4.24
Abc HO1_English File Intermediate_p71_ex_c

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a descriptive conversation in the context of dream house

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide detailed listening practice using a text about types of house in the context of dream house


Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To get ss interested in the topic and to provide a link between the former lessons.

Remind ss that they've talked about their childhood home in the former lessons. Ask them "Could you change anything in your home when you were just a child? Why?/Why not? Listen a few answers of students. Ask students "Do you live alone or with your family now?" Then ask "Do you like everything about your home? What do you want to change about your home?" Students will think for a minute then tell their ideas to their partners.

Exposure (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with a model for their speaking through a listening text.

Tell ss to read the instruction of ex 5a. Tell ss to check the options in the exercise. Find out if they know the meaning of the types of houses. Explain the meanings and show the pictures if it's necessary. Play the audio and let ss do the activity solo. Then pair check. Whole class feedback.

Useful Language (10-12 minutes) • To highlight useful language or features of organisation of the text

Tell ss that they'll listen the text again, but this time part by part. (ex 5b) Tell them that they'll take notes about the dream houses of speakers. Ask students which points to take notes. Elicit the points and write on the board: Where? Features? Play the audio and pause after each speaker to let ss to write down. Pair check. Tell ss to come and get the answer key. Let ss to check their answers by using the answer key. Ask if they have the same answers. Clarify the meanings that ss haven't understood, shortly.

Highlighting (8-10 minutes) • To clarify meaning of the target language

Direct ss to ex 5c. Tell them to read the instruction. Ask them ICQs. Are you going to listen the whole text? (No) What are you going to do? (Try to find why the students used "would"). Play the audio at once and let ss to compare their ideas with partners for 1-2 minutes. Monitor them. Play the audio once again and then WCFB, elicit the answers. Write the sentences on the board and tell ss that we use would+Vinfinitive when we talk about something hypotetical or imaginary. Ask CCQs to clarify meaning.

Productive Task (12-15 minutes) • To give ss practice in the target productive skill.

Write on the board "What would your dream house or flat be like?" Tell ss to think about their dream house for a few minutes (3 minutes max) and write short notes about it. Write the questions on the board - Where would it be? - What kind of house or flat would it be? - What special features would it have?" Remind that they can use the answer key of ex5b for features. Monitor to see if they need any help for unknown vocabulary. When students finish writing their ideas, put them in groups of 4 and tell them to describe their dream houses to their groups. Tell them to listen their friends to decide which house of flat is the best. Monitor them.

(Optional) Speaking Activity (5-7 minutes) • To give ss more practice with the TL.

If time allows, I'll ask each group to choose the best house in their groups. Then I'll ask the chosen ss to tell his/her house to the whole class. I can do some error correction if time allows.

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