Amir Safaralizadeh Amir Safaralizadeh

Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will read a text about "Choose who to fire or hire!". I'm going to start the lesson with a question oh who you hire or fire? This is followed by a listening where students will work in pairs/groups to a piece of the text together and then share what they have read in their piece of text.


Abc Cutting Edge, 3rd Edition

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of "who you fire or hire?"

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide specific information listening practice using a text about "who you fire?" in the context of competition


Warmer/Lead-in (3-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

After a very short GTK, I will ask them to imagine they are going to hire some employees for their company or workplace. They should think about the characteristics which are important for them and expect the employee to have. I will ask them to use the previous practice they did with the previous teacher and/or to look for it. First, they will think individually and then they will discuss their idea in their group/pairs.

Listening (3-8 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

The Ss will listen to audio which the boards are discussing the qualities of the candidates and make note. After each cnadidate, i will pause the audio and give them 1 minute to compare and discuss their notes in their groups. at the end they will receive the script of the audio to see which part they missed.

Controlled practice 1 (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

I will arrange the Ss into 4 groups. each group will choose one candidate. they should go through their notes they took during the listening and list the weakness and strengths they found about the candidate. they should summarize the candidate's weakness and strengths.

Controlled Practice 2 (Speaking Stage) (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

I will ask the students to look at the useful language in their book. they should use those languages to decide why they think the candidate will be hired or won't be hired. Then, I will give each group 1 minute to talk about their candidate and why they think s/he should got to the final stage.

Semi-Controlled Practice (2-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Up to now Ss listened and discussed in their groups why the candidate should go to the final stage and why not. In this stage, they will listen to an audio explaining who has chosen and why. I will ask them to listen carefully and order the candidates as mentioned in the audio. In the end, I will give them the script to check if they did it right or not. in this stage, I will ask them if they have any question about any lexis that might be seemed difficult to them to understand.

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