Hasan Ulvi EVREN Hasan Ulvi EVREN

the alphabet lesson, spelling
Elementary level


In this lesson, students learn about the English alphabet. The lesson starts with the questions of the teacher about himself. This is followed by a listening track that gives the alphabet. Finally, there is some practice on it, including some spelling activities.


Abc cue cards
Abc Laptop and sound system
Abc swatters
Abc white board

Main Aims

  • To provide accuracy

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide specific information


Introduction (3-5 minutes) • to warm up the students

The teacher greets the students and asks them some questions about himself.

pre-listening stage (3-5 minutes) • to help the students focus on the alphabet

The teacher has 26 colourful cards, he shows the blank parts of the cards to the students and asks them to guess what is written on the other sides. After getting their predictions, he shows them the letters.

during listening stage (10-12 minutes) • to teach the students how to pronounce the letters in the alphabet

The teacher plays the track and stops it after each letter and wants the students to repeat the sound they hear. While they are repeating, the teacher shows the related letter by means of cue cards. After this exercise, the teacher writes his name on the board and spells it, then wants them to repeat it. After repeating it enough, the teacher wants the students to do the same spelling activity with their own names.

post-listening stage (10-12 minutes) • to make them use the letters they have just learned in a guided way

The teacher introduces himself by using the forms; "Hello. I'm Ulvi", "Hi. I'm Ulvi" and "My name's Ulvi". The teacher models and drills all three forms. And then students are brought out to the centre of the room and asked to make a circle and practice introductions with the people next to them. After that, same stages are done by using the participants' surnames and cities where they are from.

production stage (10-11 minutes) • to make them produce a conversation with the structures they have just learned

Students read and listen to dialogue T.1.2, then conceal the text and practice the dialogue in pairs. The teacher monitors and gives feedback.

emergency activity (hunting the letters) (8-10 minutes) • to use the time if it is extra

The teacher makes two groups in class and give one swatter to each group. Then he writes the letters on the board randomly and wants the students who have the swatters to hunt the letters they hear as fast as possible. Finally, the faster group is the winner of the activity.

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