Victoria Smith Victoria Smith

Teaching Practice 6
Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson students will look at vocabulary and collocations in the context of work. Ss will initially be tested on their prior knowledge, followed by eliciting, checking, drilling, and writing the TL. Ss will then have another activity, ensure they understand the TL in context. Finally, Ss will work in pairs, practicing the TL by asking each other questions using the TL.


Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of collocations in the context of work

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in conversation using collocations in the context of Work


Warmer/Lead-in (1-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T intro and quick review of the previous lesson - What I like; One thing I admire To set context T tells a short story using the TL. T brings students attention to some of the collocations used in the story and asks if any Ss know what i could be meaning - lead-in to first test activity.

Test #1 (4-6 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

T gives Ss instructions for the first activity being sure to highlight that Ss are not expected to know all of the TL. Ensure understanding through thorough CCQ's - Should you know all of the language? No. - Are you working individually or in pairs? Individually Ss work individually to match the words/phrases with their definitions. T monitors Ss looking for weaknesses and problems during the task. Ss check in pairs before whole class feedback.

Teach (10-15 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

After whole class feedback, the T focuses on the TL. T works through the TL, modelling, highlighting, and drilling the TL - focusing on stresses and pronunciation, and writing these on the WB after drilling the TL.

Test #2 (8-10 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

T then gives instructions for second test, referring Ss to the workbook handout. (Vocabulary. P86. Q1). Ensuring to ask ICQ's and monitor Ss progress during the task, taking note of any continued problems. Ss complete the the activity, choosing the correct verb to complete the phrase. Ss may check in pairs before WC feedback.

Free practice (5-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Ss are then asked to work in pairs, using the previous sentences they have just completed (vocabulary. P86. Q1). Ss take turns to ask each other the questions. Ss may swap pairs if time permits. T monitors Ss and takes note of any mistakes - waiting until the end of the exercise to write them on the board and highlight any grammatical or pronunciation mistakes with Ss for final feedback.

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