Aaron Banton Aaron Banton

Lower intermediate level


In this lesson students will be practicing speaking using compliments on purchased items


Abc Students book Outcomes pre intermediate

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice using compliments in the context of purchasing items

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide of language used for compliments in the context of purchasing items


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

I will introduce myself to the students and greet them as this is my first session. I will do this through the use of a google slide. I will then present another slide with two questions, what have you bought recently? and where did you buy it? I will put the students into breakout rooms to discuss this.

Exposure (2-4 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

I will present a google slide with words mixed up and ask the students to put the words in the right order. I will then send the students into breakout rooms to discuss their answers. I will then bring the students for their OCFB.

Useful Language (5-6 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

I will try and allow the students to discover language. I aim to do this by showing the students a slide with a incomplete sentence showing the meaning of compliment and will ask the students to fill in the missing gap. I will show the students another slide and ask them to choose which phrases are compliments. I will ask the following CCQ's: Are compliments positive or negative? Do compliments make people sad? If some one buys something do you have to compliment them? I will then show the students a google slide of the form explaining that fixed phrases do not change. I will then go through a slide of pronunciation of some phrases drilling chorally and individually.

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

I will show the students a slide of two people having a conversations about their purchases and complimenting one another. I will ask the students to do the same taking turns to play both roles within breakout rooms for ten minutes in pairs. I will then switch students around so that they are in new pairs and will have a chance to practice speaking about the topic with other peers for the remaining ten minutes.

Feedback and Error Correction (6-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

After bringing the students back from breakout rooms. I will share the answers with the students e.g Sarah has bought... and Daniel complimented her with... I will then share the online whiteboard to highlight any mistakes that I heard whilst monitoring the students and the correct way of making the statements. I may ask the students what is wrong with the sentence to give them a sense of involvement.

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