Samanta Yáñez Samanta Yáñez

Describing memorable events
Upper- intermediate level


In this lesson students will practice the functional language by describing memorable events.


Main Aims

  • To provide practice of language used for describe in the context of memorable events.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist listening practice using a text about describing how people felt in the context of memorable events.
  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a Describing in the context of memorable events.


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

T shows a jamboard presentation. Instructions: We'll match the the pictures with their description, and we'll talk about our favorite type of events.

Exposure (5-7 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

-T shares a Google form link. Instructions: You will listen 2 different people describing a memorable event they attended and you will answer the questions from the link. Fb- Students will share answers via private messages. -T conducts OCFB by listening to a few contributions.

Clarification (9-11 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

-T shows a presentation for visual support. It was rather disappointing we were to far. -T will elicit the following information. CCQs: Am I describing an event or asking about a event? Describing Am I expressing a bad or a good impression? bad When did the event take place in the present or in the past? Past FORM: Fixed + Subject + verb (simple past) + complement PRONUNCIATION: PRONUNCIATION (IPA, Stress, linking, intonation) Stress: rather Intonation: It was rather disappointing (raising intonation), we were to far (falling intonation). / ˈ/ ɪt wɒz ˈrɑːðə ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪntɪŋ/

Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

-T shares a google forms link. Instructions: You'll need to read the text and fill in the gaps with the correct words or phrases. ICQs: Do you need to create new sentences? No -T conducts OCFB by listening to contributions.

Free Practice (9-14 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Instructions: You'll have 3 minute to write down a few questions using the language we practice today to interview your parter about a memorable event. ICQs: Right now you need to interview your partner? NO What do the questions need to be about? a memorable event. Do you need to use the language we just learned? yes -Ss will get in pairs and interview each other about a memorable event they have attended. Instructions: You'll go to break out rooms and will interview each other. You have 5 minute Fb- Ss will share their interviews. Instruction: You will resume in 1 sentence the event your partner described.

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