Sinem Sinem

Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will learn some new vocabulary to be able to talk about their and other people's abilities. The lesson will start with a quick lead in in which the lesson context will be set. Later, students will be given a hand out with target words used in sentences. They will also be given the cut-ups which are the definitions of these vocabulary. This will be followed by checking their understandings on meaning practicing pronunciation and the word stress. Finally, the students will be engaged in a freer speaking activity and expected to use the target vocabulary during the activity.


Abc Hand out #1
Abc Hand out #2
Abc Pictures
Abc Cut-ups
Abc Questinnaire

Main Aims

  • To enable students to practise the target vocabulary to ask and answer questions in the context of ability

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide speaking activity and enhance fluency by building interaction between the students.


Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To engage students and set the lesson context

Greet Ss. Draw Ss' attention to the pictures on the wall and ask 'Do you know these people? Are they famous? Are they all good at something? Do they have anything in common?' Elicit the answers. Ask, 'How do we call these people?' Try to elicit the word 'skilled' or 'talented'. Ask Ss if they are good or bad at anything. Get feedback and say: 'In this lesson, we are going to learn some phrases about ability.

Guided Practice (6-8 minutes) • To activate prior knowledge

Give Ss a matching activity and ask them to match the definitions with the words individually. ICQs: 'Are we going to put them in order? #No' 'What are we going to do with them? #Matching' 'Are we doing it alone or with our friends? #Alone' Ask Ss to check their answers with their partners. Monitor and detect the words that Ss are struggled with most. Do W/C feedback.

Language Focus (15-16 minutes) • To make the parts where students have problem most clear

Reflect the words with their definitions on the board. Check the Ss understanding of each vocabulary with CCQs. Model and drill the target vocabulary. Highlight pronunciation and the word stress.

Controlled practice (8-10 minutes) • To check the Ss' use of the target vocabulary

Give Ss the hand outs and ask them to read a small passage about ability and answer the questions according to it. Get Ss check their answers in pairs. Elicit the answers from the students.

Freer speaking practise (10-12 minutes) • To check the Ss' use of the target vocabulary

Give Ss questionnaires and ask them to fill in the blanks by asking one another appropriate questions. ICQs: " What are we going to write: our answers or our friends' answers? #Our friends' " Ss get around and ask one another questions to complete their questionnaires. Monitor the Ss and note down the mistakes they make. Get a W/C feedback. Give feedback for the task.

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