Berkant Colak Berkant Colak

Pre-intermediate level


In this lesson, students learn about compound names based on a reading text about the touristic destination of Machu Picchu. The lesson starts with a game about compound names. This is followed by eliciting of the compound names and further matching activities. Finally, there is a freer speaking practice through a pyramid discussion idea.


Abc Exercise 3

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of objects to take for walking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in the context of travel

Subsidiary Aims

  • to give sts freer speaking practice to help their spoken fluency.


Lead-in (6-8 minutes) • To teach compound names with a game

I will write 10 compound names on WB with the first words of the compounds on the left and the second words on the right. I will form two groups among the students andmake them compete against each other in matching the nouns to make compound names.

Vocabulary (2-3 minutes) • To teach the students compound nouns

After the word game I will ask the students to look at the words on the WB and elicit the fact that they are made of two words and are compound nouns.

Vocabulary (2-4 minutes) • To give the students a chance to show me what they know or don't know about the pictures I will give them

I will give the students twelve pictures (without words) and they in pairs try to name what they can see.

Vocabulary (4-6 minutes) • Let the students make compound names with the given words and match them to the pictures

I will give the students ex 3. In pairs, they will match the two halves and they will match them to the pictures in pairs. When finished I will get WC FB answers.

Freer Speaking Practice (20-24 minutes) • To give students lots of speaking practice

The students think they are going to walk the Inca Trail. They can take two objects from the photos with them. They decide together which ones they are going to take. First, the students decide individually. Then they work with a friend as a pair to compromise about six items. After that, the pairs will join into a larger group of 6 students. Again they discuss and finally reach a compromise from the whole group. Lastly the whole class comes together and tell their views.

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