Evrem Evrem

Planning a day out
Low Intermediate level


Main Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy

Subsidiary Aims

  • to develop listening skills
  • to develop sts ability to work co-operatively in groups


Warmer/Lead-in (5-10 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T shows some pictures of a day out and ask students where they go to have a good day out, brainstorm words and phrases related to the topic such as people, feelings, verbs etc. Elicit the answers.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of the task and highlight useful words and phrases

T introduces the recording of two people planning a day out and students answer some questions about the listening activity. (questions are about the events, meeting place and time). Then sts complete the dialogue between two friends. T elicits the answers.

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

Sts are asked to plan a class day out. Sts work in groups and do the task in the computer lab to get some ideas from the Internet as well. Sts plan the day. Then the teacher matches one group to another to discuss their ideas and find the similarities and differences.

Planning (8-10 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to plan students' reports

Each group rehearses presenting their day out. T walks around and helps sts if they need and notes down any language to be highlighted later.

Report (15-20 minutes) • To allow students to report on how they did the task and how it went

Whole class listens to the plans and they are required to choose one of the plans. Sts can ask questions after the presentations. T gives feedback on the content and quickly reviews what was suggested. Sts vote and choose one the day out plans and they arrange to go together with the teacher.

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