Khalid Razzem Khalid Razzem

Upper-Intermediate level


In this lesson, the students will discuss and share ideas about the topic "the American dream" through a text in the context of "Dreams & Hopes". The lesson starts with a vocabulary game where they review some of the words they've learned in the previous lesson and ends up with a speaking activity.


Abc Global Course book HO
Abc Vocabulary worksheet
Abc WB

Main Aims

  • The students will practice fluency and accuracy speaking in a discussion in the context of Dreams & Reality

Subsidiary Aims

  • The students will scan and practice a deduction reading through a text about The American dream in the context of Dreams & Reality


Warmer/Lead-in (4-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

The T set a review task on which the students revise some of the meaning and the spelling of some words they've learned previously. T gives instructions introducing the word (regardless) and then, he gives handouts. Ss work individually while T is monitoring. T checks the answers, gives feedback and asks the students to find the secret word (AMERICAN). * If Ss couldn't manage to find the word, T gives hints (look at the letters vertically)

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

T writes the secret word on the board (American). T elicits/shows the phrase " American dream". Using the same phrase, T introduces the word (Capable). Ss in pairs discuss the sentence (I'm living the American dream). T checks the answers and the background knowledge (meaning of the sentence ? /is it about +/- feeling) and gives feedback.

Useful Language (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Ss read individually the text. In pairs they discuss the questions. ** T monitors the activity and takes notes. Ss swap partners to expand the discussion. T checks answers and gives feedback. ** If it's Ok, the grouping can be based on the students' (stature) to be pre-taught.

Productive Task(s) + Feedback (15-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

T set the last activity which is a presentation. In pairs, Ss prepare and perform a conversation that has to end up with (I'm living the American dream). T monitors the activity and takes notes for a delayed feedback. Ss watch the presentations while T is monitoring. Ss give feedback on their production while, T comments on the use of the language

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