Evrem Evrem

B1+ level


In this lesson, sts read about a British TV programme called Dragons' Den in which contestants try to convince a panel of business people to invest in a product or service which they want to commercialize. In listening, they hear about two products which were presented on Dragons' Den and how successful they were. In speaking, sts take part in a roleplay where sts present a product to the class as if they were appearing on the programme.


Abc Reading Text
Abc Audio

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a roleplay in the context of work

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide scan and detailed reading practice using a text about products in the context of work
  • To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a text about products in the context of work


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

T asks sts about two favourite products in North Cyprus. Do they use them? Why do they think they are useful or not useful? etc.

Exposure (15-20 minutes) • To provide a model of the task and highlight useful words and phrases

Sts first read the first paragraph only to answer the questions about the TV programme. Sts compare answers with a partner and T elicits answers. Sts look at the photos, read about three products that were presented on the show and answer the six questions. Sts compare answers with a partner and T elicits answers. In pairs, sts tell each other which product they would or wouldn't be interested in buying and why.T gets feedback. With a show of hands, they could find out if one product is more popular than another. Sts focus on two more products from the Dragons' Den and T elicits why they think each product is special and T plays the audio once for sts to listen and find out the answer. Sts listen again and answer the questions. T elicits answers.

Task (8-10 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Sts in small groups of three or four have to imagine they are about to appear in front of the Dragons in the Den. They should look at the questions and think of their answers for their chosen products. Sts will have 3 minutes to present their product.

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

Sts prepare to present their presentations. T monitors and helps with any vocabulary.

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

Sts present their product to the class. Sts have money to invest in one of the products your classmates present so listen to their presentations and decide which one to vote for. (with a show of hands)

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