Ulkem Yilmaz Ulkem Yilmaz

Machines and Technology
Intermediate, B2 level


In this lesson, students will learn about the vocabulary related with technology and machines. I will start with showing them some pictures representing technology and then I will ask them to discuss their opinion about how the technology changed the world and the advantages and disadvantages of technology. Students will categorize the vocabulary in exercise 1b into the word groups in pairs and then they will check the answers with each other. I will show them the pair which did it right and will tell them to check their answers with that pair. After that I will pre-teach the necessary vocab and the meaning of them in their context-in the group they belong to-from the previous exercise by showing pictures on powerpoint. I will ask them to listen to those words and mark the word stress. Then I will play it for the second time for drilling and will write the words on board with the stresses, Ss will check their answers from the board. When they finished I will ask them to think and add more words to each word group, Ss will work in groups. I will nominate students from each groups for the feedback and will write the answers on the board. Finally students will discuss in their groups which of these they have used in the last twenty four hours. I will nominate students from each group to share their ideas with the class.


Abc Whiteboard
Abc handout
Abc workbook software listening

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of technology lexis in the context of how machines changed the world.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a discussion in the context of technology and machines.


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

I will show them some pictures of technological devices and then show some pictures of what the technology meant to the artists of industrialization. After that I will introduce the lead-in discussion topic to students and they will dicuss how technology and machines changed our world in pairs.

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

Students match the words in exercise 1b with their collocations and they will work in pairs. I will monitor the students but will give a delayed feedback later on. I will tell them to check with other pairs and if they can't get it right I will show the right group and make them check their answers again.

Highlighting (7-10 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

I will ask them if necesary, if there are any words they didn't understand or have trouble with and will elicit the meaning from them by showing pictures on powerpoint. Then I will check if they understood with concept checking questions. CCQs: vaccination: 1-Do we have it before we get sick? 2-Do we get it by injection or do we swallow it? 3-Does it hurt or is it pleasant? communications satellite: 1-Do they float in space or do we have it on our rooftop? 2-Do they provide telecommunications? computer networks: 1-Is internet a computer network? 2-Can it be restricted in a small area? 3-Is it for sharing information? genetic engineering: 1-Is it related with living creatures? 2-Does it change the appearance of living things? commercial aeroplanes: 1-Are they for war or for carrying passengers? 2-Can they carry a cargo? 3-Is it for free?

Clarification (5-7 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

I will let the students check their answers by listening them from the book's cd. They will listen to it again for the second time for drilling.

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

Students will think and add more words into the groups by groupworking

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

Students will talk about which technological devices they used in the last twenty four hours using the lexis they learned today. When they finished I will nominate each group to share their ideas.

Filler (8-10 minutes) • To practice the target language

I will give them a new hand out form page 152 and the students will match the words in pairs in the box. Then we will discuss the meaning.

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