Angeliki Angeliki

Intermediate B1+ level


Reading about festivals and speaking about parties


Abc lexis and phonetic transcription in A4
Abc HO2 answer key (Adapted from New Inside Out – Intermediate TsBk U4 p. 38)
Abc HO3 festival questions (Adapted from New Inside Out – Intermediate SsBk U4 p. 32)
Abc HO4 voc. ex. (Adapted from New Inside Out – Intermediate SsBk U4 p. 33)
Abc pictures
Abc HO1 (Adapted from New Inside Out – Intermediate SsBk – U4 p. 35)
Abc video New Inside Out Intermediate DVD U10
Abc w/b
Abc wb - diagram

Main Aims

  • To provide detailed reading practice using a text about a Spanish festival in the context of festivities/partying

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice about festivals
  • To provide clarification and practice on vocabulary of festivals


GTKY (7-8 minutes) • To get to know the Ss and break the ice between us

Name Pantomime: In a circle each person chooses an action-word to go with his/her name (e.g., "Swimming Angeliki"), then show the action to the group which repeats it.

Lead-in (5-6 minutes) • To elicit vocabulary and engage Ss to the topic

T writes the word festival in a circle in the centre of the w/b. Ss call out words associated with the word. Form of spidergram

Pre - reading task (4-5 minutes) • To introduce new vocabulary regarding festivals and prepare them for the reading text

Stick on the w/b pictures with the new vocabulary of the text. Elicit. In 2 groups (1 for meaning and 1 for pronunciation) Ss have to match pictures with lexis and pronunciation. Drilling

Pre-reading task - Speaking (6-7 minutes) • To provide freer practice

Ss watch the picture of Las Fallas. Question: Do you think this festival is exciting? Ss think of a festival and talk in pairs. Questions a-f help Ss.

Reading task (8-9 minutes) • To practise reading for specific information

Ss read the article and find answers to the questions a-f. First check answers in pairs. Afterwards, T sticks answers on the wall. Self check.

Controlled practice (4-5 minutes) • To provide controlled written practice of the new vocabulary

Ss in pairs work on the Vocabulary Ex. 1, pag. 33. Feedback on the board

Closing task (5-6 minutes) • To consolidate the new knowledge

Projection of a short video about the festival. Audiovisual method to provide information with the use of the new vocabulary. Ss relax and enjoy the video. Homework: write a small paragraph about a festival (if time remains Ss start writing in the class)

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