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LP TP3 Samar
Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson Ss will practice using vocabulary words to show certainty and uncertainty.They will also practice using them to express their opinion in the speaking activity.


Abc Global Uplnt,workbook , U2 p.9 vocabulary
Abc flash cards and magnets
Abc Answer keys
Abc Handouts
Abc Whiteboard
Abc white A4 papers
Abc Global Uplnt,courcebook p.18
Abc power point presentation

Main Aims

  • By the end of this lesson Ss will have practiced the meaning and pronunciation of words that show certainty and uncertainty.

Subsidiary Aims

  • to use vocabulary words in expressing opinion.
  • to practice oral recognition and pronunciation of vocabulary words .


Lead in : Power point presentation + Flash cards practice (5-10 minutes) • Define the meanings of the words + Categorize the vocabulary words to help think about meaning,

Pass hand out p.18 Explain ex1 instructions. Stick the vocabulary flash cards on the white board using magnets. Write on the board certain and uncertain.Say in a very firm voice ," I'm convinced ." Ask students if "convinced" should go in the certain or uncertain column. Ask students to discuss in pairs categorizing the flash cards into the two columns. Take FB. Drill the words.

Exposure : focus on meaning (8-10 minutes) • Help students further think about meaning , but think how to set it up.

Tell student to go to ex 2 p.18. Tell students to read the sentences through once quickly. They then read them again, and complete the second sentence so it means the same. Go through the example if you think the class has not understood.Check answers in open class.

Controlled Practice (2-3 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Hand out workbook p U2 p.9 Explain to students the instructions in ex 1B Tell students to refer to the whiteboard to select words to fill in the gaps in each sentence. Discuss in pairs the answers. Give answer key for check.

Productive Task(s) Speaking activity (5-9 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Hand out white A4 papers. Tell students about the speaking activity instructions. Tell Ss they are going to play a game to see how well they can lie,and how certain they are about each other's honesty. Ask each student to write 3 sentences about him/her self .These sentences can be true or a lie. In pairs Ss ask each other questions to help them know if these sentence are true or a lie.

Feedback and Error Correction (10-13 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

After game, Ss sit back together and compare who they talked to and decide who was lying or telling the truth and why. Encourage them to use the vocabulary for showing certainty when they explain. Get some general FB and them find out who was right

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