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A trip into desert .
intermediate level


In this lesson , students learn about quantifiers through a listening task about a trip into desert .this lesson starts with a discussion about desert and things we need in a trip into desert .This is followed by listening to someone who specializes in providing safety advice for visitors to desert .Finally there is some controlled practice through some tasks and free practice via speaking about a place they live in using appropriate quantifiers .


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Main Aims

  • To provide practice of quantifiers in the context of A trip into desert

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide specific information and gist listening practice using quantifiers in the context of A trip into desert
  • To provide fluency in the context of A trip into desert


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

Start by welcoming Ss to the class . Ss look at the picture of desert and say what they can see . Ask Ss "Have you ever driven or been for a walk in the desert ?would you like to ?why ?why not ? " , answer the question by myself . Put Ss into pairs . Give them two minuets to complete the task . Check their answers as a class . Ask Ss to think of things they would need to take on a trip into the desert . Write their ideas on the board . Pre- teach new vocabulary (Fuel - /'fu-el/ (n) ) a material that is burned to produce heat or power . CCQs is it gas? / is it liquid ? Using some pictures to new vocabulary - (Map -/map/ (n) ) - (Compass - /'com-pass/ (n) ) - (First-aid kit - /'first-'aid /(n) ) - (matches - /'match-es/ .

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Tell Ss they are going to hear advice from Jeff who works for a center for tourism in Australia and specializes in providing safety advice for visitors to the desert . Ask them which are the things we need to take that he mentioned ? Remind Ss that they are listening to take notes . Play the recording . Ask Ss to check answers in pairs . Check answers as a class . Ask Ss to complete the gaps individually while listening and ask them to scan the sentences . Give them HO1 . Play the recording again and ask them to complete the gaps . Ask them to check answers in pairs . Check answers as a class .

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

Write on the board several cases /a bit of sense /a few people . Check that Ss know the difference between countable and uncountable nouns like water and chair by CCQs can we add s to make it plural ? / can we say a water / a chair ? Tell them that are words to indicate amount or quantity . Ask them " Which of the words are countable ?which are uncountable ?" Chance /fuel / rule . - Chance (uncountable as mentioned as possibility ) - Fuel (uncountable ) - Rule (countable ) Ask students to look at the words in the gaps in HO1 and tell them that they are all quantifiers that used to indicate amount and quantity before nouns . Make three lists :-Quantifiers which are used with countable nouns e.g. several , a few , one or two . Quantifiers which are used with uncountable nouns e.g. a bit of , much , too much . Quantifiers which are used with both e.g. plenty of , no , enough ,some lots of , any Clarify the meaning of (too much often gives negative meaning ) (Enough means you have your needs )(plenty of means more than enough )(any used only in negative sentences or questions )

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Individually , Ss complete the sentences using the list of quantifiers about their classroom or place of work . . Give Ss HO2 . Monitor and help when needed . Check the answers as a class and asked them to explain their answers .

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Ask Ss to discuss the place they live using appropriate quantifiers using the following things(Cinemas /places to eat / sports facilities / pollution / internet cafes / green space /traffic / shops ) Give them an example of your own . Monitor and note down any common mistakes to deal with during feedback . Give feedback on errors .

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