Khaled Alsomali Khaled Alsomali

Sporting superstitions
Intermediate level


The topic of this lesson is sport. The lesson begins with a vocabulary focus on words and phrases connected with sport.


Abc English File - Intermediate
Abc Google pictures

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of sports lexis in the context of Sporting superstitions

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy and fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of Sporting superstitions


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

- T greets Ss - Ss answer couple of questions related to sports in pairs. - T monitors silently

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

- T pre-teaches lexis from the lesson

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

- T focuses on compound nouns such as 'football pitch'

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

- Ss answer activity 'c' abound compound words in pairs - T monitors silently - T gives feedback - Ss answer activity 'a' as a whole class. (verbs related to sports in past simple) - Ss discuss their answers - T doesn't give the answers right away

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

- Ss practice speaking in the context of sporting in pairs - T monitors - T discusses with Ss their answers - T might get involved in the activity in the end

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