Utku Gürel Utku Gürel

Utku Gürel - TP#7 - Tuesday - 29/04/2014
A2- Elementary level


In this lesson, students will learn vocabulary for months and special days thorough learning functional language that focuses on how to write and say the dates. This will be followed by listening for specific detail stage that aims to teach contextual usage of lexical items of the previous activity.


Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and review of vocabulary for months and functional language on dates

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide listening for specific information on special days


Warmer/Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

- Show first slide on the board and tell the students to write the rest of the months on the board - Class checks the answers & give feedback if necessary.

Exposure (5-8 minutes) • To provide a model pronunciation of useful words

- Show the second slide on the board and ask the students to pronounce the months. - Show the stress on the board and model the language. - Listen track 1.60 and class drilling. - Tell the students to listen the track and write the months in the correct column on the board. - Students listen the track, write the answers, class checks and give feedback if there is an incorrect one. - Listen the track again and class drilling.

Listening (5-6 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice listening for gist.

- Show the handout on the chest and give instructions, use ICQs to check the understanding. - Give the handouts, listen track 1.62. Students match the speakers 1-4 to the pictures A-D. - Peer check in pairs.

Listening (3-5 minutes) • To listen for specific information.

- Tell students to listen the track again and tell in what months these special days are. - Listen track 1.62 again and elicit answers from the students.

Task (4-6 minutes) • To allow students to use the language they have just learned

- Tell students to to think and write down 3 special days in Turkey. Then ask their partner what people do on these special days. - Monitor the students and give feedback for good & bad language.

Language Analysis (6-8 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the task language

- Write "What is the date today?" and "What date is it today?" - Elicit answer from the students. Show the alternative ways of telling the date on the board. - Show the third slide indicating 8. Nominate the students and let them say the dates. - Individual drilling and then class drilling for every date on the board.

Follow-up Task (6-8 minutes) • To provide students with practice of the task language

-Tell the students to write 5 important dates on a paper and ask their partner about his or her important date. - Write 14/03/1985 on the board and the question "Why is 14th March important for you? in order to model the language for the speaking activity. - Monitor students and give feedback for good & bad language.

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