Anfissa Milchakova Anfissa Milchakova

F2F ELEM 3C Special days lesson
Elementary A1-A2 level


in this lesson Ss learn the names of special days in English( birthday, wedding) they talk about days and dates, months, suggest presents for an event


Abc Student books
Abc pictures of special events
Abc class audio recordings
Abc pictures of presents
Abc a calendar

Main Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a suggestion - respond task in the context of choosing a present for a special event using dates and suggestion phrases correctly

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a suggestion - respond task in the context of choosing a present for a special event
  • To provide specific information listening practice using a text about events, dates, functional language in the context of special days
  • To provide clarification of a birthday, a wedding, the birth of a new baby, a new year's eve, a wedding anniversary in the context of special days


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

SS see the calendar on the board T asks " what day is it today?" tomorrow???? yesterday?? SS give the answer T asks ' what date is it today? SS dont know how to say the dates correctly , teacher helps providing a model with gaps on the board Is it a special day today? no? is it usual? normal? special? T clarify the meaning of 'special " by placing photos of events on the board T focuses that pics are of special days

Useful Language (10-12 minutes) • to introduce new FL TL To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

SS do ex 1 SS match pics and names to see the names of special events SS match events and phrases SS put months in order SS highlight the month of their B-days with a different colour SS ask each other " when is your birthday?" t gives FB asking " when is your moms bday" ect. SS do ex 4- match and check themselves, listen and practise

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

Pre-listening - photo based revision of VOC p 29 SS do ex 8 they listen and choose the correct answer FB- peer check ex 9 - fill in the gaps FL Listening and practising FL phrases in 9 Drilling the phrases Personalising on the spot

Productive Task(s) (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

ex 11 gap fill FB T checks and sets the context it is your friends birthday next month decide what to give him develop a conversation use L from ex9 SS have up to 10 min to do the task Then they present in random pair Then freer practice SS taker cards with random events and presents and say the dialogues on the spot

Feedback and Error Correction (5-7 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

T monitors, helps , writes down mistakes and ex-s of good L T puts it on the board SS decide upon the L WClass feedback

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