Kelebek TP 7
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will learn expressions about luck through a matching activity. After the explanations of meaning, students will do a gap-fill activity. Then they'll do a speaking activity to use the expressions.


Abc HO1_matching activity.
Abc HO2_gap fill activity
Abc Answer Key_ HO1
Abc Answer Key_HO2
Abc YES/NO Cards
Abc Quotes Ppt

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of luck

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of expressions about luck in the context of personal experiences about being lucky or unlucky.


Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To get ss interested in the topic and to provide a link between the former lessons.

Ask the question "Do you think you are a lucky person?" Students work in pairs and explain Why/Why not to each other. Ask 2-3 students their answers.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through matching activity.

Elicit - What do we say when someone needs good wishes when they have an exam / a job interview etc - Good luck. Explain there are a lot of expressions to use about events related to luck. Ss in small groups match the meanings with expressions. GW - WCFB

Useful Language (7-9 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Ss work in pairs and decide if the expressions are positive or negative. Monitor and help where needed. General FB w/c Ss work individually and complete the gap-fill activity. PC/WCFB

Productive Task(s) (15-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Ask: Can you remember a time when you were either very lucky or very unlucky? What happened? Ss make notes about their experience. Pair Work: Student A will tell the experience and try to use expressions. Student B will try to use an appropriate expression as an answer. They'll change the roles. Monitor and help where needed. Regroup students and make them retell their experience to others.

Feedback and Error Correction (8-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Do error correction on the w/b from errors noted.

If time allows • To provide students more practice on speaking about luck

If time allows, show students the quotes about luck. Give them YES/NO cards and ask if they think the quotes are true. Elicit one quote that students aren't agreed on if the quote is true or not. Divide the class according to the answers. Ss who share the same idea will discuss for a few minutes then try to convince the other group that they're right.

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