Khaled Alsomali Khaled Alsomali

The pink and blue project (Toys)
Intermediate level


Ss listen to a psychologist talking about children and stereotypes. This is followed by a speaking activity on toys Ss played with as a child and clothes they wore.


Abc English File - Intermediate
Abc Google pictures

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of toys of children and sterotypes in the context of The pink and blue project

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist listening practice using a text about The pink and blue project in the context of children and stereotypes


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

- T greets Ss - T asks questions to lead Ss to the topic What comes to mind when hear the word 'toy'? What are you favorite toys? Do you still play with toys? Are toys too expensive? Are toys good or bad? If you could be a toy, what would you be? How are today's toys compare to those you played with as a child? - T asks every Ss a question?

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

- T displays photos of toys to Ss to guess their names - T makes sure what they are all made of - T Models and drills pronunciation - T discusses which toys fall into which of the three categories in the instructions. 4a - T gets some feedback

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

- T focuses one two photos in 4b - T asks Ss what they think the artist is saying? - T elicits as many opinions as possible

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

In 4c - T Tells Ss they are going to listen to a program about children and stereotypes - Ss then, answer couple of questions - T plays the audio again if Ss don't understand In 4d - T gives Ss some time to read the activity - T tells Ss that they are going to listen to the same recording again and answer the activity - Ss discuss their answers together S vs S

Clarification (3-5 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

- T clarifies the meaning and usage of the word 'Stereotype' - T gives examples of bad and good stereotype

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Speaking free practice In 4e - T sends Ss in pairs to breakout rooms to discuss the questions and give personal opinions. - T may give his opinion to one or two of the questions.

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