Hannia Gutiérrez Hannia Gutiérrez

That's my kind of friend! Personalities & Qualities.
Intermediate, Grade 9 level


In this lesson, students learn about the expression of like or dislike, discussing personalities and qualities and employing the necessary connectors, as relative pronouns and clauses in the language used in the lesson, all in the present tense. The lesson begins with grammar and improving vocabulary skills. Students must obtain sufficient information for the following evidence of practice, with which the level they have achieved is evaluated. Students satisfactorily perform the resources provided and make correct use of them, both in speech and in writing, focusing on using the present tense and relative pronouns and clauses.


Main Aims

  • To improve fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of friendships
  • To focus on practice of family en friends lexis in the context of friendships

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of the present simple tense in the context of friends


Introduction (13-15 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students.

A brief introduction is given to refresh the subject that will be working in class hours and a little of the structure and resources that are intended to be used is exposed.

Exposure (20-30 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through the text, personalities and qualities.

It fully enters the structures that will be used (present simple) and the correct way to place what are personalities and qualities, likes and dislikes. Questions are not allowed until after the exposure.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • Make the topic and instructions clear

Students have the opportunity to expose their weaknesses in the subject and analyze if it is a common point of the group

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, structure and pronunciation of the subject language

Within this allotted time, students are allowed to solve their doubts and give group examples for a better explanation and thus learn more about the vocabulary that is being seen and how it should be worn. The structure and why of it can also be discussed.

Controlled Practice (10-15 minutes) • Prepare the students to practice with friends and family lexis, improving written at this time

Students have available two controlled practice exercises which they must answer in the estimated time

Semi-Controlled Practice (10-15 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Students have two semi-controlled practice activities to guide them to free practice, in which some exercises are solved differently from the previous ones to use the vocabulary and the time required.

Free Practice (25-30 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

In this free practice, students can explore more in their vocabulary, using what was seen in the stage and also previous knowledge. Although the two activities are practical, one is written and the other is oral, it is important that the latter be moderated/supervised.

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