Sara Sara

Lesson Plan TP4
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will learn about some countries social customs through speaking activities that will enhance their fluency.


Abc Cutting Edge Intermediate pg 76/77, Answer Keys, power point presentation, handouts

Main Aims

  • Students will be able to speak about different social customs in different countries through speaking activities

Subsidiary Aims

  • Vocabulary: Students will be familiar with words that are closely related to the social customs
  • Listening: Students will boost their listening skills and will also learn some social customs through this listening task


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

-Students will be given pictures of 6 different social customs in 6 different countries. ( The students will be given printed out pictures) -Students will be divided into two big groups to discuss the social customs and guess to which country does it belong to? ) -Teacher will illicit some ideas from students

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

Pre-teach: -Teacher will show the students the pictures of the 3 vocab words (pictures from the previous lead-in task) -Teacher will illicit ideas, as students are supposed to guess what the word is from the pictures shown -Give definition of the 3 words (social customs, to greet, split the bills) -Drill effectively Listening task: -Students will answer ex 1A -Students are supposed to listen to 8 people speaking about social customs and match it with the box (What topics in the box did the 8 speakers mention) -Give a demo with instructions -Discuss answers in pairs -Feedback and teacher provides answer keys

Useful Language (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

-Teacher will scramble the useful language and will let the students categorize them under two sections (What to do/what not to do) -Drill sentences and then ask the students which words are stressed in the sentences (important words in the sentences) - Students will work individually (brainstorm tips for a foreign visitor to Egypt) referring to the box on page 76 to help them - Teacher will make a demo, for instance; behavior between sexes= It is not allowed to shake hands with women

Productive Task(s) (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

-Students are going to play roles ( in groups of 2 ) one student will act as a local citizen and the other will be the visitor -Students will then switch roles

Feedback and Error Correction (8-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

After the productive task teacher will give feedback and error corrections

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