Basel Basel

functional language lesson
A1 level


in this lesson, students are going to learn about how to ask for directions and how to give directions. first, the lesson starts with students trying to guide someone who is lost and wants to get to a certain place. then they watch a presentation about giving directions. at the end they do practices where they listen to people asking about directions and fill in the blanks to complete a dialogue.


Abc audio reciord
Abc students book
Abc PowerPoint presentation

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of language used for giving directions in the context of travel

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide specific information listening practice using a text about giving directions in the context of travel


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

T. projects a map where he is in Bond street. T. ask students to guide him to a place in the map. (Italian restaurant, police station) Ss. give directions to T. T. comments on their instructions.

Test #1 (6-8 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

Ss. do exercise 2a page 72 where they have to match the directions 1-8 with diagrams A-H. Ss. listen to an audio toc heck their answers.

Teach (10-15 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

T. elicits the ways to give direction and ask for directions though questions: how how e ask for directions? what are the useful sentences to give directions? Ss. give their examples. T. comments on them. T. elicits meaning, form and pronunciation. (here he can use back chaining.) through giving examples and showing images. T. shows an image and asks Ss. a picture and asks them to locate the rats. then he comments on their answers.

Test #2 (8-10 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

Ss. do exercise 3A page 72 where they listen to a woman asking for directions, then write the letter (A-M) for the two branches. Ss. share their answers together. T. provides an answer key.

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

Ss. do practice 3c page 72 where they have to listen to the woman asking for directions and underline the stress words. Ss. check their answers with T. T. plays the audio again for Ss. to listen and repeat.

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