Marcela Marcela

Speaking - Giving Opinions
Upper-Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will practice their speaking in the context of giving opinions. Students will be provided with the discussion language to give opinions. Learners will be able to talk about two or three topics with different partners by using the discussion language: opinions. Finally, there will be a feedback of the target language.


Abc Google Docs
Abc Jamboard
Abc face2face - Upper Intermediate Student´s Book
Abc Google Docs
Abc Jamboard

Main Aims

  • To introduce and provide practice of speaking for fluency in the context of giving opinions.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To allow students fluency speaking practice by discussing about a topic at least twice.
  • To give students discussion language they can use for giving opinions.


Lead-in (5-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T shows SS an image on Jamboard about people talking and ask SS if they enjoy talking about an interesting or controversial topic. 2 minutes. 1) Do you enjoy discussing a topic for long time? 2) What is you most like when you give an opinion? T asks SS work in pairs to give their opinion about the topic: "Men and women can never really be equal". SS discuss in breakout rooms during 3 minutes. T conducts OCFB.

Preparation (10-12 minutes) • To give and clarify useful language for coming speaking tasks

T asks students read sixteen sentences showed on Jamboard and elicit them to answer if they have ever used them. T provides SS a worksheet on Google Docs and asks them work in pairs. T provides SS intructions, SS read and match the sentences with the correct meaning (Ex. 4A Upper Intermediate Students' Book, page 47). 4 minutes. T conducts OCFB. Meaning task -T provides SS a table to come up with the meaning of the sentences related to give opinion seen in the previous task. T elicits SS answer CCQs for understanding meaning purposes. 4 minutes. Pronunciation task - T elicits students drill chorally four sentences for giving opinions. 3 minutes. T conducts OCFB.

Speaking Task(s) (15-21 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target speaking skills

Task 1) - T provides SS the topic "The greatest invention of the 20th century" for speaking practice by using the discussional language for giving opinions. T supports the activity by providing first SS an example about a short conversation showed on Jamboard so that SS can continue or start a discussion. In pairs, SS discuss the topic in breakout rooms for 6 minutes. T monitors SS. T conducts OCFB. Task 2) - T gives SS three topics to practice the language to give opinions. In pairs, SS work in breakout rooms, choose a topic and practice speaking for fluency by using functional language in the context of giving opinions. 6 minutes. T monitors SS. SS do the same exercise with different partner. 6 minutes. T monitors SS. T conducts OCFB.

Feedback (5-6 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

T conducts learners feedback in the use of the target language based on monitoring of the speaking tasks 1) and 2).

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