ayoub ben chaalia ayoub ben chaalia

TP 8
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will be prepared to present their opinions regarding some controversial statements through some vocabulary tasks which will set context for the speaking activity where they will deal with some useful phrases that will help them express their opinions and then present them to the whole class.


Abc handout
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Main Aims

  • to practise vocabulary and speaking for specific purposes in the context of presenting opinions

Subsidiary Aims

  • to practise useful language for a specific purpose in the context of presenting opinions


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

Remix students so that they work in different groups. T sets the context through a situation where he is asking about the students' opinion regarding military service.

Pre-teach vocabulary (3-5 minutes) • To help students with difficult vocab that they will use during the next stages.

T elicits difficult words from students and concept checks them. Show students pictures and ask questions to elicit the word controversy. -controversy: A public discussion and argument about something that most people disagree about. CCQs: Is it agreeing about what people say? No Is it something related to laws and rights? Am I discussing a major issue? Yes Elicit the word ridiculous -ridiculous:very silly or unreasonable. CCQs: Is it something good to do? No Does it mean that i like it? No Does it mean that i'm disagreeing about it? Yes T drills the words with individuals and with the whole class.

controlled practice (3-5 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice.

T asks students to work in pairs and put the phrases in task 1a in the table. T monitors the activity. T asks students to write (+) or (-) in front of the phrases to describe them as positive or negative phrases in task 1b. T runs whole class feedback for both tasks.

Semi-Controlled Practice (3-5 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

T asks students to read the controversial statements on page 117 and work in pairs. they have to put a tick if they agree, a cross if they disagree and a question mark if they are not sure or think it depends. T demonstrates the first statement to the class. T monitors the activity. T runs feedback.

Pre-teach useful language and phrases. (3-5 minutes) • Prepare the students to practise speaking through checking useful language that they will use.

T displays a list of phrases that are used to express opinions. T explains the most difficult phrases and concept checks them. -It seems to me that all forms of hunting for sport should not be banned. CCQs: Am I sure that this is the right thing to do? No Am I just expressing my opinion? yes Is this going to happen? Maybe -

Free Practice (10-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of presenting students' opinions

T asks students to choose one topic from the controversial statements that they would like to discuss. Students do not start discussing yet. T asks students to spend few minutes planning how to express their opinions using the phrases to express opinion. T asks students to work in their groups and discuss their opinions within their groups and say whether they agree or disagree using phrases related to agreeing or disagreeing. T monitors the activity carefully and writes down any spotted errors that might be useful for error correction. T runs feedback with the whole class and students present their group's view to the whole class using phrases related to presenting the views of your group. T runs error correction

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