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Elementary level


In this lesson, students learn new adjectives that can be used to describe people. The lesson follows a PPP framework and presents new vocabulary in the context of types of friends.


Abc PowerPoint slides
Abc Google images
Abc flashcards
Abc Youtube video

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of adjectives to describe people in the context of types of friends

Subsidiary Aims

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


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

* Show the students a picture of the famous series "friends" and ask them if they know it. * Tell the Ss that today's lesson is about friends. * Draw a mind map on the board with your name in the middle and some names of your * friends and describe each friend with one word. * Ask the Ss to do the same * Ask the Ss to tell each other about their friends in pairs.

Exposure (4-6 minutes) • To provide context for the target language and expose the students to it through a video

* Ask the students to watch a video that shows 4 different types of friends. * Ask the students to write the four types of friends. * Demonstrate the first one with the students and then let them do the rest on their own. * Monitor the Ss during the task. * Get feedback

Present (highlighting and clarification) (15-18 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

* Use the video to present the TL. * Play the video again and tell the students that we are going to watch again and see how can we describe each type of these four types. * Play the video and pause after (0:25) to elicit the word "talkative" ask CCQs rom the LA sheet if needed, drill the word, divide the board into two columns (positive and negative) and ask the Ss where to put the word. * Pause after (0:55) to elicit the word "clumsy" (negative) and do the same as previous. * Ask CCQs for the words "fun and sweet"(positive) * pause after (1:35) to elicit the word "reasonable". (positive) * Pause after (2:40) to elicit the word "violent" (negative) * (3:15) the word "sensitive" (negative) * Use pictures on the PowerPoint slides to elicit the words "kind" and "quiet"

Controlled Practice (5-8 minutes) • To check the students' understanding of the TL and prepare them for the freer practice.

* Put some pictures on the wall. * Divide the students into two groups and give them flashcards with the words written on them. * Ask the Ss to work in groups and put the words on the suitable pictures. * Demonstrate the first word with the Ss. * Monitor the Ss during the task. * Ask each group to check the wall of the other group. * Give feedback and correct mistakes if needed.

Freer Practice (production) (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with a freer practice of the target language

Ask the students to go back to the frends' mind map they drew at the beginning of the lesson. * Tell them to add some more adjectives to describe each friend. * Change the pairs and they start telling each other about their friends and let them ask follow-up questions. * Demonstrate with the Ss (you might use open pairs). * Monitor the Ss. * Give language feedback. * Thank the Ss and end the lesson.

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