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Speaking - Meeting People
Elementary level


In this lesson, students will practice their speaking skills. They will do this by focusing on meeting new people and what they normally feel during this. They will be watching a video and will try to describe how the subject of the video feels. Although this lesson is focused on speaking, they will also be practicing their reading and listening skills.


Abc 'New English File', Clive Oxenden, Christina Latham-Koenig. Oxford 1996 (Page 101).

Main Aims

  • This lesson should provide students with an opportunity to practice their speaking skills and also allow for some grammar/reading practice

Subsidiary Aims

  • A secondary aim is for students to improve their sentence production skills


Warmer (5-10 minutes) • To set context and gauge previous knowledge of students

1) Write 'meeting people' on the board (brainstorm). Ask/explain what this means. 2) Ask for emotions they may feel when meeting people. Give example(s). 3) Go over the pronunciation of these words through drilling.

Conversation practice/warmer (5-10 minutes) • To increase conversation confidence and work on given context

1) In pairs ----- "How do you feel about meeting people for the first time?" (Emotions) 2) (Help) On board -- "When I meet new people for the first time, I feel ........" (emotions should be on board from before"

Video Activity (Robert) (5-10 minutes) • To practice students' listening and extrapolation skills

1) Show students the video - "Don't write, just relax and watch this video". 2) Ask class how Robert feels

Activity 2 (T/F) (8-10 minutes) • To practice students' listening and decision making skills

1) Ask students to read the statements but "don't write anything" 2) Is it true, false? ---Tick for true and cross for false ---- "by yourselves" 3) Watch the video. 4) Check in pairs and then as a class.

Activity 3 (Grammar) (10 minutes) • To practice students' listening and grammar skills

1) Chest HO and point to activity 3 (work by yourselves) 2)"Circle the correct answers" ----- "For example" -do number 1 on the board and circle the correct answer. 3) Before playing video to check answers, ask students to listen carefully to key phrases.

Activity 4 (Gap task) (5 minutes) • Students will be practicing their word selection/vocabulary/reading

Chest HO - "Fill the gaps". Mime and maybe do an example on the board. Work alone

(If there is time) Activity 5 Rewriting and practicing conversations (5-10 minutes) • Students can improve their creativity and vocabulary in this task.

1) Chest HO - Change/edit the names and phrases in gaps using your own ideas. (Groups of three) 2) Assign A,B,C to students and ask them to practice the conversation (3 mins)

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