Habib Mohammadpoor Habib Mohammadpoor

Vocabulary and Speaking
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students understand and practice the language through given new vocabulary based on some speaking activities about problems and solutions. The lesson starts with projecting a video about problems and solutions. This is followed by pre teaching vocabulary activity and matching and role play activity to speak about problems and solutions. Finally there is some freer practice via final role play speaking.


Abc HO - WB
Abc HO - matching
Abc HO
Abc Cutting edge, Third edition, Intermediate level

Main Aims

  • To provide practice and review

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a personal life and idea in the context of problems and solutions


Lead - in (8-10 minutes) • To motivate students and introduce the target language

- Students are assigned to watch a video to motivate them - CCQs - ask some concept questions about video: Is he talking about an specific person? (no) Can it be true for everyone? (yes) is he talking about negative issues? (no) Does he have a positive message for everyone? (yes) - Elicit topic from students - Let students to talk with each other to entitle the video in pairs - Feedback - ask students to share in group what they entitle the video and compare with other groups.

Pre - teaching vocabulary and exposure (5-7 minutes) • To provide the context through the text or situation

- Students are assigned to come front of class and choose one of the text that new words have been underlined the best. - Students will be asked why they chosen one, in order to elicit and model the language. - Feedback - students will share with class the reason of choosing the right text.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify MFP of the target language

- Producing the language with eliciting the new vocabulary. - Teacher drill the target language and marking the stress and pronunciation. - Teacher makes mind map by putting problems and solutions in the middle and new words around to find association between. - Identify the word type by eliciting from students.

Highlighting (8-10 minutes) • To draw students attention to thr target language

- Teacher give handouts to students and give a clear instruction. - work in pairs and try to match the best answer. - Peer checking - ask students to change their seats to check each other's answer. - Feedback - ask students to talk to class about right answers

Productive task writing and speaking (8-10 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

- Teacher instructs students to work in pairs and choose a problem in Ex.3a. - Students are given a list of four problems. - students will be assigned to choose one problem and write about it - it's optional to make story funny, sad or awkward. - Feedback - teacher monitor and give feedback what they need to write or give some corrections if it is needed.

Feedback (3-5 minutes) • To provide feedback on students production and use of language

- Finally, students are asked to write the story of a problem together using at least 5 phrases from Ex.1. - Get students to read the story as a group. - Ask groups whose story they like the most. - Elicit and model the language by asking why you like the story the most.

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