Khalid Razzem Khalid Razzem

Pre-intermediate level


In this lesson, the students learn idioms containing names of drinks through a guided discovery based on vocabulary elicitation. The lesson starts with a vocabulary/speaking activities, followed by two reading tasks before having a quick look at the grammar aspect. The students practice the new words and the grammatical rules on a speaking task at the end of the lesson.


Main Aims

  • To provide practice of the words, idiomatic combinations in the context of beverage

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about drinks named after people in the context of drinks


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

The teacher creates interest in the topic (drinks) through a personalization and tries to elicit as many words as possible.

Vocabulary task (7-10 minutes) • To teach the vocabulary aspect and tests the global understanding.

The teacher will set a game where students have to discover the new terms and combine the words that go together.

Reading intro (2-3 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

The teacher writes the names of some drinks on the whiteboard and elicits the kinds of these drinks.

Reading for Gist (3-4 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

The students read a text and match the words on the boards to the passages thus to the drinks. The teacher checks the answers and checks the global understanding.

Reading for specific details (4-6 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

The students read the same text for specific details to work out the concerning exercise. The students may not be able to understand some of the words, so the teacher tries to provide a good explanation. The teacher checks the answers and give feedback

Semi-Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

The teacher elicits more ideas and ask the students to discuss the topic in groups before doing a gap-filling exercise. The students have a look at the grammar rules and check in pairs their answers. The teacher gives feed back and makes sure students understood the grammatical aspect.

Free Practice (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

The students are given time to practice the new vocabulary via a speaking activity where they discuss two different ways of making the concerning drink. The students use the grammar rules to describe the "ideal" way of making the drink.

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