Evrem Evrem

Modern Icons (2)
B1+ level


In this lesson, the relative clauses is consolidated in a writing activity about Mark Zuckerberg, the creater of Facebook.


Abc Text

Main Aims

  • To provide process and product writing practice of a Biography in the context of Modern icons

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of Modern icons


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

T asks how many sts have a Facebook account in class. T elicits answers about Facebook (how much time do they spend on FB, do they post new things everyday? why? why not? etc.) T elicits the founder of FB

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

Sts read a text about Mark Zuckerberg and in pairs re-write the text with the given extra information as relative clauses. T does one example. Sts check answers with another pair. T shows answers.

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

Sts in pairs decide to write a short biography of an interesting or successful person they know about. First, they decide the person and then they do some research about the person's life and take notes.

Planning (15-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to plan students' reports

Sts now write four pragraphs about the chosen famous or interesting person.

Report (6-8 minutes) • To allow students to report on how they did the task and how it went

Sts put their biography on the wall and sts walk around read others biography to learn about the chosen people. T gets some feedback.

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