Comparing ideas
Pre-Intermediate A2 level


Main Aims

  • To introduce and provide practice of speaking for fluency in the context of comparing ideas

Subsidiary Aims

  • To give students an opportunity to extend their understanding and use of expressions to exchange their ideas


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

Students talk about their interests related to their (future) jobs.

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

Students listen to four students who talk about their interests and take notes.

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

Students learn useful language: to express their opinions and agree/disagree.

Productive Task(s) (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Students talk about the future jobs of the four people in pairs. Students talk with different partners.

Feedback and Error Correction (8-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Students give feedback to the class. They decide what kinds of jobs are suitable to the four people.

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