Tulay Senyuzlu Tulay Senyuzlu



In this lesson students will be introduced to new vocabulary about cards and congratulating people. The students will have guided discovery to write a card of their own choice. The lesson starts by identifying the new vocabulary of card types. This is followed by expressions used to congratulating in different situations.


Abc Starightforward Elementary Work Book
Abc Flash Cards
Abc A4 Paper folded as a card
Abc Special occasion category chart with strips of paper that has fixed expressions.
Abc Authentic listening to help guide the matching activity ex. 3

Main Aims

  • Aim for students to write a special occasion card

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of the vocabulary required for the context of special occasion cards


Warmer/Lead-in (2-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students with target vocabulary

Students will be able identify the theme of special occasion cards. To elicit the special occasion vocabulary with flash cards. The teacher will hang the flash cards on the board and will elicit the card types. Teacher will elicit meaning of Special Occasion and Congratulations.

Initial task (4-5 minutes) • To generate interest in the topic of special ocassion card types and vocabulary

Students will read the birthday card example and answer the questions to engage in the topic.

Task 1 - Useful Language (5-7 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Students will match the special occasion categories in ex. 2 with the pictures n pairs. Look at ex. 2 , Match special occasions 1 to 5 with the pictures A-E ( showing pairs with index and middle finger to form a pair).

Task 2 (5-6 minutes) • To generate understanding of target language

Student will look at ex. 3 to match the halves of the special occasion expressions in order to form one expression. Listen to 5 dialogues and match sentences A to B

Initial productive task (7-9 minutes) • To generate practice of using correct target language for the productive end task

Students will work in pairs or groups depending on the class quantity to match the expressions with their categories. 1.Wedding 2, Birthday 3. New baby, 4. When ill, 5. Retirement I will give strips of expression that they can put in order on on their tables with their partners, so that they don't need to write and consume time, but instead to concentrate on meaning and appropriacy of context. For feedback students can come to the board and stick the correct expression strip to the correct category as I will project the chart.

Focusing on fixed expressions (3-5 minutes) • To clarify Target Language with the visuals

Students will focus on message sentence beginnings to complete according 1-5 occasions in exercise 5. I will elicit the first sentence fixed expression on the projected screen.

Productive Task(s) (7-9 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Students will be able to complete the inside message of a special occasion card. All students are given a piece of paper folded in half with an occasion picture on it. They are asked to complete the card with the appropriate message/ expression. Look at the pictures on your cards and write a message inside it. If time is suitable students can exchange and read each others writing.

Feedback and Error Correction (6-8 minutes) • Task 4 - To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Teacher will monitor student cards while they are preparing them.

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