TP 2
b1 level


In this lesson, students learn how to compare things and are able to talk about the city where they live.


Abc Pictures
Abc Student's book

Main Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of city

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide of Comparatives in the context of City


Warmer/Lead-in (1-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

The teacher asks students about their city. i.e. If they had a chance, what would they change in their city? Ss talk with their partners. The teacher asks students: 1. If you had a chance, what would you change in ─░stanbul? Be clear. Use short sentences and talk with your partner. 2. CCQ: What are you going to do, now? 3. How are you going to make your sentences?

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

Teacher plays the record 3.6. Ss listens to the audio. They decide if the statements that they hear true or false. Teacher gives them the answers. They correct the false statements. They check their answers individually. Before starting the activity, the teacher explains what the students will do: 1. Now, you are going to hear audio. You will listen to it once. Concentrate. Decide if the statements that you hear true or false. 2. Please check your answers and correct your false answers.

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

Teacher shows the students the old pictures of Istanbul and Ss think what kind of things changed over the years and they write 6 sentences comparing the things. Instructions: 1. Look at the pictures. 2. I want you to guess where these pictures have been taken? Which places? Which districts? 3. Think what kind of things have changed over the years in ─░stanbul. 4. Write 6 comparing the things that you think have changed. 5. Work in groups of 4.

Chinise Whispers Game (10-15 minutes) • speaking

The teacher explains the game. Teacher gives the first player the message note. She has the first person explain the message to the next person by whispering it in the ear. They should not show the message. The message should go to the last person in the row and that person utters it loudly. 1. There is a game and I think you will like it very much. It is about ears. 2. Make a guess? Are you familiar with this game? Think. 3. Chinese Whispers. 4. I will give one of you a message and the first person in the row will whisper it to the next person. 5. It is important. No one else must hear it. Is it clear? 6. Repeat the message very quickly in a whisper to the person sitting next to you. 7. The last person in the row will say whatever she heard. 8. After doing this, we will reveal the real message and compare the two sentences. 9. Have fun!

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