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Vocabulary Lesson
Elementary level


In this lesson, students will develop their listening skills and vocabulary about giving directions.The lesson starts with a little discussion about common places in our neighbourhood. Then they will do some practices about giving directions on the map. They will try to give directions of specific locations by using the target language.


Abc Map handout
Abc Pictures of Common Places
Abc Match Handout
Abc Open-ended Question Handout

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of giving directions in the context of places
  • To provide review of giving directions in the context of places

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of places
  • To provide detailed listening practice using a text about giving directions in the context of places
  • To provide specific information listening practice using a text about giving directions in the context of places


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

I will show the pictures of common places in our neighbourhood like hotel, police station, zoo, hospital, bank, pharmacy etc... Then I will ask them questions related to these places. Is there a hotel near your home? Is there a police station near your home? Is there a hospital near here? Which airport is closer to your house? Which bank company is closer to your house? Is there any swimming pool near your home? When was the last time you went to the pharmacy? In this stage, I'll nominate students one by one and ask one of these questions.

Exposure and Highlightining (10-12 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

In this stage, I will play a record to exposure the target language-giving directions. I'll tell them that they will listen two people who are talking about directions.When they are listening they will follow the conversation on the map. After they will listen and then I'll give them a matching handout. They will match the phrases with the pictures in the handout. They will individually do matching activity and then they will check their answers with pairs. They have 3 minutes. If the students need any guidance to highlight the target language, I will try to draw student's attention to the target language.

Clarification and Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

In this stage, to clarify the target language I want students to do discovery activities. So they will look at the map again and while they are looking they will the answer questions in the handout which I will give them. Then they will do this individually and check with pairs.

Free Practice (12-14 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

For freer practice, I will want students to draw their own map on the blank paper. They should draw at least 4 places, 4 turning points. They should draw in 2 minutes and then they will change their maps with pairs. Each pair will try to give directions from the map which their pairs will draw.

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