Mouad Mouad

Unit 6 - Words with variable stress
Upper-Intermediate level


Abc Google Pictures
Abc Headway 5th Edition,Upper Intermediate,Student's Book
Abc Teacher-made text

Main Aims

  • For the students to understand the effect of stress on words and their meanings

Subsidiary Aims

  • For the students to be able to get the stressed part off a recorfing and define the word and get the nature of it


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

-T tells a story in the context of food import/export business to introduce the TL of today's lesson.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

-T elicits the TL items by using a set of pictures and eliciting the words

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

-T plays the 6.4 recording and asks about any sound difference -As the nature/stress relation is highlighted,T goes over the M-P-F of the words -T engages Ss in PW to call on each other and do Activity3

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

-T shows a text with gaps to fill -After Ss snap a picture of it,T play Record6.5 and leaves Ss to fill the text -T does feedback/error correction on content and stress.

Semi-Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

-T shows a box with some words in it,gives Ss time to write down the nature of each word. - T plays Record6.6 and then checks the answers

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

-T splits Ss in breakout rooms - Ss are given question to ask and answer by using the words from the previous activity. -Record6.7 is played to check the answers of Ss

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