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Main Aims

  • vocabulary: body parts, physical description, personality traits
  • grammar: gerunds and infinitives
  • grammar: first conditional
  • speaking: talking about possible future situations

Subsidiary Aims

  • reading for gist and specific information
  • listening for gist and specific information


Introduction / Getting to Know Each Other (10-12 minutes) • To get an idea of the student's speaking ability, vocab, grammar, etc.

Have a conversation with the student about his job, interests, motivations for learning english, etc. Tell me about Sanofi. How long have you been working at Sanofi? Tell me about your position at Sanofi. What do you do daily, weekly? Do you travel for work? Where? Tell me about yourself. What do you like to do outside of work? Did you go to University? What did you study?

Lead In (2-3 minutes) • To introduce body parts and physical appearance

"When I say the word 'body', what other words come to mind?" Elicit body parts, then physical attributes.

Exercise 1a (3-5 minutes) • categorize body parts

Have student classify the body parts in four categories (handout). Quiz student by having him point to the body parts in the photograph.

Exercise 2a & 2b (5-7 minutes) • match phrases to definitions, gap fill

Have student match the phrases to definitions, then complete the gap fill using the correct forms of the phrases.

Exercise 2c (4-6 minutes) • discuss the statements in 2b

Have student read each statement with the correct phrase, and tell me if he agrees or disagrees. Why? Ask follow up questions.

Exercise 5a (5-6 minutes) • review / introduce vocabulary

have student try to categorize the physical attributes into four categories. "What does your partner or ideal partner look like?" "Describe Alesha Dixon"

Reading intro (2-3 minutes) • set context of airbrushing for reading

"Can you see a difference between the two photos?" Elicit - lack of spots, wrinkles, smoother skin, less shadows, hair is neater. "Why do you think the photos look different?" Elicit - they were edited on a computer. Explain that this is called airbrushing.

Reading pre-teach (3-4 minutes) • check / pre-teach vocab for reading

TV presenter investigate evidence contradiction improve pressure ordinary desperate

First reading - exercise 2 (3-4 minutes) • to practice gist reading

read the text quickly to get the general idea and answer the questions in ex. 2

Second reading - exercise 3 (8-10 minutes) • to practice reading for specific information

Read the text more carefully to answer the questions in ex. 3

Post Reading Discussion - ex. 4 (3-4 minutes) • practice speaking in the context of the reading

have student read statements in ex. 4 and respond to them.

Grammar: First Conditional (3-4 minutes) • introduce and practice the first conditional

Have student complete the incomplete examples of the first conditional (HO 7) have student choose the correct underlined words for the rules in ex. 7

exercise 8 (2-3 minutes) • practice the first conditional

complete the gap fill in ex 8 elicit the contraction of ___will = 'll, and 'will not' = won't

exercise 9 - pronunciation (2-3 minutes) • to practice the intonation when using the first conditional

demonstrate the rising inflection on the first clause and the falling intonation on the second clause. have student practice reading the examples in ex. 7

exercise 10 (4-5 minutes) • to practice speaking using the first conditional

have the student do a chain story in the first conditional using the prompts on the handout. be sure to monitor intonation.

handout - advertising promises (10-15 minutes) • to practice using the first conditional

"Pretend you are working for an advertising agency, I want you to create slogans for these products using the first conditional." "First, identify the products in each picture. Next, match them with a word or phrase from the box. Then, write a slogan for the product in the first conditional"

Personality intro (2-3 minutes) • to set the context of personality

First we talked about physical attributes of people, can you tell me about some personality attributes. Describe your (idea) partner. Describe your best friend. "Can you tell what someones personality is like by looking at their hands?" explain that some people can, and we will listen to some people talking about it later.

exercise 1 (2-2 minutes) • identify different fingers

have student identify fingers. "What do you think you can tell about someones personality and lifestyle from their fingers?"

Exercise 2 vocab (6-7 minutes) • match phrases to sentences


Listening exercise 4 (4-5 minutes) • to listen for detail

Have student listen to the six questions and transcribe them. after listening, have student answer the questions about himself using full sentences.

first listening - exercise 5 (3-3 minutes) • practice listening for gist and scan listening

listen to the recording and tick the boxes that they talk about.

second listening - exercise 5 (3-5 minutes) • to practice listening for specific information

listen to the recording and tick the sentences in ex 2 that Daniel thinks are true for him.

Grammar: gerunds and infinitives (5-7 minutes) • to introduce / clarify infinitives and gerunds.

have student look at the tape script, specifically the underlined parts. have student identify two verbs in each underlined phrase. Complete active grammar box by circling correct option and filling in verbs from the box.

exercise 7 (4-5 minutes) • to practice using gerunds and infinitives

choose the correct form

handout - what type of person? (5-10 minutes) • to practice using gerunds and infinitives

complete the handout. have student answer the questions after choosing the correct form.

Discussion about course expectations
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