Barbara Barbara

TP5 - Speaking
Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will practice speaking for fluency in the context of doing something, in this case, traveling on a low budget. The lesson will start with a general discussion about the topic, then students will classify the exponents into dos and don'ts. As preparation, students will be presented with a text containing language they can use later on during the speaking task. After that, learners will work on some GD tasks to clarify MFP. For the speaking task, students will work in pairs. They will choose a topic and discuss dos and don'ts using the TL. Finally, FB and DEC is given.


Main Aims

  • To provide practice of speaking for fluency in the context of doing something

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of language used for dos and don'ts in the context of traveling on a low budget


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Here there will be a general discussion about the topic. Students will talk about their experiences traveling on a low budget and share their comments with the class.

Content Preparation (4-6 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Here students will work on a task for brainstorming, where they have to come up with ideas based on dos and dont's for tor traveling on a low budget. They will have 2 min to do this in pairs before OCFB. Then, students will do a reading for gist activity. They will have 2 min to red the text and decide which is the best title for it.

Language preparation (5-8 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Students will classify the given exponents with its corresponding function (dos and don'ts). They will do this as a GD task to clarify meaning. They do this in pairs and are given 2 min before OCFB. ICQ's are asked to check understanding. Then, students will discover which is the fixed part in each of the exponents (e.g start by -ing). After that they will be asked to provide a similar example to prove they have understood the sentence structure (first example will be given as model). Finally, for pronunciation, T will elicit sentence stress and linking, then drill.

Speaking task (12-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Students will be given a lists of topics to choose from, such as how to quit smoking, how to learn a foreign language, etc. They will get in pairs and have 2 min to agree on a topic for their speaking task. Once the topic is chosen, they will be given 6-8 minutes to discuss about tips for it (dos and dont's). They will have to use at least 4 dos and 4 don'ts. ICQs will be used to check understanding. Teacher will monitor in case students have questions or need assistance with the task. After that, they will change groups and tell them about their list of tips, and find out if the others can add any ideas to their list.

Feedback (5-8 minutes) • To provide feedback on content and language

In this stage, T will conduct OCFB on content and language, as well as DEC

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