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Life Events, vocabulary
Intermediate B1 level


In this lesson, Ss will talk about life events. It's another practise to use Present Perfect and Past Simple Tenses. Ss will think about their own life events and write it down. Teacher will guide them by giving some examples. Such as, graduation, moving to other places, etc. Then they'll focus on the 1st exercise which is categorisation of the life events. They will do it on their own. Before that teacher will ask if there is any vocabulary. Teacher will elicit and with concept check questions, teacher will check if they understood well. After categorisation, Ss will think about other caterigies that they can add. and then Ss will work in pairs to answer some questions about the phrases in the 1st exercise. Teacher will ask Ss what they have found interesting or funny or challenging about their partner's answers. Final activity is doing quiz which checks words/phrases to be used properly. Ss will do it on their own then one student will write the answers on the board. At the end, teacher will ask Ss if there is anything that they'd like to ask.


Abc Speaking handout

Main Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a Categorisation, pair work activity in the context of Life Events

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of Present Perfect and Simple Past Tense in the context of Life Events


Warmer • To set lesson context and engage Ss

Teacher will talk about life events giving examples. Ss will brainstorm theirs.

Exposure • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through categorisation/pair work activity

Ss will categorise the phrases/words on their own. Teacher will elicit the answers.

Productive Task • To provide an opportunity to practise target productive skills.

Ss will work in pairs to ask and answer the questions. Final activity is the quiz to check what Ss remember. They will do it on their own.

Feedback/Error Corection • To provide feedback on Ss' production and use of language.

Teacher will check the answers and correct the mistakes if there's any. Sometimes teacher will guide Ss to correct their own mistakes.

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