WeiYing WeiYing

Beginner level


In this lesson, students learn about different types of transportation through guided discovery based on the Melody Picture Dictionary. The lesson starts with a discussion about different places on the earth with a map. This is followed by a Q&A about the transportation method that can be used to travel to different places on the map in order to activate prior knowledge. Next, there are some activities to learn the target vocabulary. Finally, summing up the lessons learned previously, groups of students design and draw a map of the city they live in to draw their family members traveling around the city. This provides students with a chance to practice family vocabulary, clothes, shapes, and transportation. Target vocabulary: airplane, ship, train, boat, van, taxi, truck, car, motorcycle, scooter, bicycle, MRT, bus


Abc map, digital flashcards, paper, colored pencils

Main Aims

  • To provide practice of Transportation in the context of Travelling around the world and the city

Subsidiary Aims

  • Summarize the previous lessons


Warmer/Lead-in (10-12 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Watching a short video on transportation to introduce the topic. The teacher then shows a map to the students and asking about the places they know. At last, the teacher asks students how they can travel to those places, specifically the kind of transportation they would use.

Exposure (3-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Melody Picture Dictionary p. 37-38. Activity1: Point and repeat the target vocabulary.

Controlled Practice (17-20 minutes) • Activities for practicing the target vocabulary

Activity 1: Writing and spelling games. Activity 2: Groups of students compete with each other when they draw a picture of the target vocabulary on the whiteboard. Activity 3: Jigsaw puzzle to practice spelling. Activity 4: Guessing game: the teacher describes a mode of transportation for guessing.

Free Practice (15-20 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Students will work in groups to design a map of a city with different modes of transportation. Finally, students talk about their drawings.

Review and closing (5-7 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation and review

Guessing game: Student play a game in which they draw or talk or act out the mode of transportation.

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