Ghada Khaled Ghada Khaled

People and Place (Life 1b)
Beginner level


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of countries and nationalities in the context of people and places

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of language used for countries and nationalities in the context of finding things in common


Lead-in (4 minutes) • To engage the students and create a need for the lesson.

1) Show the Ss a picture for Egypt's flag. 2) Point to the picture and say "I like Egypt; I like the people, the streets, the cities and the food" 3) Ask them in pairs to discuss what they like in Egypt.

Exposure (6 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a reading text

1) Tell the students that they’re going to read a text about two people. 2) Ask the students to open page 12 in the Students' Book. 3) Ask them to read the sentences and complete the table by writing the Name, Country and Nationality. 4) Provide an example "Name: Ghada, Country: Egypt, Nationality: Egyptian" 5) Monitor to make sure that they are on task. 6) Ask them to check their answers in pairs. 7) Write the answers on the board.

Clarification (25 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

1) Display on the LCD pictures for more flags, tourist attractions and food related to different countries: Brazil : display a flag Canada: display a flag China: display a picture for noodles France: display the Eiffel Tower Germany: display a picture for BMW or Mercedes car Great Britain: display the Big Ben Italy: display a picture for pizza Japan: display a picture for sushi Mexico: display a picture for Mexican clothes Oman: display a flag Spain: display a flamenco dancer America: display the Statue of Liberty 2) Elicit what part of speech these words are by asking the students "Are these words nouns or verbs? Nouns 3) Elicit the nationalities of the countries by asking them " I am Egypt ! or I am Egyptian?" I am Egyptian; repeat the same with the other countries. 4) Elicit what part of speech these words are by asking the students "Are these words nouns or adjectives? Adjectives 5) Ask them to listen to Track no.8 and repeat. 6) Drill countries and nationalities (chorally and individually) highlighting the main stress on the board.

Controlled Practice (10 minutes) • To assess students’ understanding of meaning, form and pronunciation.

1) Make sure you have the students attention. 2) Remain in a central position. 3) Tell them that we will imagine that we are not Egyptians and each one will choose for himself/herself another nationality. 4) Chest HO1 of the table and tell them that each student should write about himself/herself in the first column (You) and about his partner in the second column (Your partner). 5) Tell them that they should write the name, the country, the nationality and the job. 6) Check the instructions by asking: - Are you Egyptians now? NO - Are you writing about yourself ONLY? NO - How many things are you writing about? 4 7) Put students in pairs and tell them that they have 3 minutes to finish this task. 8) Monitor to ensure that the students are on task and to check their understanding of the form and meaning. 9) Divide them into groups of four. 10) Ask them to tell the other pair about yourself and your partner. 11) Check the instructions by asking: - Are you working in pairs or groups? Groups - Are you telling the other pair about yourself only? No - How many sentences are you going to make? 4 12) Demo the task by saying" He is ...., He is from Brazil, He is Brazilian, He is a doctor." 13) Monitor to ensure they are on task, help them and jot their mistakes and to check their pronunciation. 14) Bring the activity to an end. 15) Give feedback on language.

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