Cesar Becerra Cesar Becerra

Upper-intermediate level


In this lesson, students will practice their writing skills by writting a biography about someone they find interesting. First, as a lead in, students will discuss which famous person they like or admire. Then, they will learn about the structure of a biography trough an example and they will also acquire some language useful for the task. After two minutes of research, they will write about their famous person and proofread each other's writting.


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Main Aims

  • For students to practice their writting skills by writting a biography about someone they admire.

Subsidiary Aims

  • For students to practice reading for detail and specific information
  • For students to gain practice proofreading their partner's texts


Rapport (2-2 minutes) • To build a friendly learning environment

1. T asks Ss about their day or how they are doing.

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

1. T asks Ss: "Which famous person do you admire?" and gives an example of admiring Mahatma Gandhi (whilst showing picture). 2. Ss share with the whole classroom their choice.

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

1. T shares Google Forms with Ss and shows the question they must answer. 2. Ss have 3 minutes to read and answer

Feedback (2-2 minutes) • For Students to know if their answers were correct and to learn the structure of the text.

1. T elicits answers from students (if they had mistakes. Otherwise, save time).

Useful Language (2-2 minutes) • For students to learn formulaic language useful for the task

1. T shares Google Forms with students with several expressions in context and questions about them. 2. Ss answer in pairs.

Feedback (3-3 minutes) • To delve deeper into the meaning and form of the phrases given to students.

1. T goes over the answers to the "Language" forms with the Ss. 2. T elicits from students the form of these expressions (previously used in context)

Research (2-2 minutes) • For students to learn any necessary information about their person of interest.

1. T shares with students questions they should know about their chosen person. 2. Ss have 2 minutes to research in google this information.

Writing (12-12 minutes) • For students to practice their writing skills

1. Ss write for 12 minutes

Peercheck (7-7 minutes) • For students to get feedback on their texts as well as to practice proofreading their peers' texts.

1. T assigns partners and shows an example of how to proofread a text 2. Ss proofread each other's texts.

Writing 2 (5-5 minutes) • For students to correct their mistakes

1. T asks students to correct their texts. 2. Ss correct their texts.

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