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TP6 Speaking
Pre-Intermediate level


Abc TP6 Task 1

Main Aims

  • Students will practice speaking fluency in the context of using adjectives to describe the appearance and personality traits of movie characters.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Students will collaborate to share their vocabulary knowledge in the exposure task.


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

Say: Hi class, for our lesson today we are going to practice describing people using adjectives. Share Power Point slide with photo of the Avengers. Say: For our first activity, we are going to try and recognize who some of these characters from Avengers movies are based on their descriptions: 1) He is blue-eyed and has short blond hair. He looks tall in the picture, and he is wearing mostly black. Who am I talking about? (Hawkeye, #1) 2) He is a very talented and smart inventor. He is brave, but also a little bit selfish. Who am I talking about? (Iron Man/Tony Stark, #3) Conduct OCFB

Language Preparation (6-6 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Say: Now that we have found out what our topic is, we are going to look at some of the adjectives you can use to describe people. Display page with vocabulary words students might need during the speaking task, elicit meaning of several terms from students. Conduct OCFB

Exposure (6-6 minutes) • To provide practice for production expected in coming tasks and to increase learner comfort with the target language

Say: Now that we have looked at a few example adjectives, I want you to think of some more adjectives for describing people. Share link to TP6 Task 1 Jamboard. Say: Here is list that I started for Hawkeye and Iron Man using some of the words we’ve looked at so far (demo example). Instructions: I am going to put you into your breakout rooms, and I want to you come up with as many words to describe the Avengers in this picture as you can in your group. Don’t worry if they are right or wrong just say as many as you can. You will have 2 minutes. ICQ: Are you going to think of as many descriptive words as you can? (yes) ICQ: How long do you have? (2 minutes) Send learners to breakout rooms and have them discuss their answers in pairs for 2 minutes. Conduct OCFB

Productive Task(s) (19-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Say: Now that we have gone over our vocabulary, we are going to use it in our speaking practice. Share Jamboard link with students. Instructions: First, I want you to read through these questions. Think about your answers and take some notes so you know what you want to say when you get into your group. You have 2 minutes. ICQ: What will you be doing? (taking notes/thinking about the questions) Students work independently for 2 minutes. Instructions: For this activity you are going to look at the questions on the slide and share your answers with your group. (demo first one). If you finish the activity before the breakout room is over, you can look at the next page of the Jamboard for another activity you can do. You will have 15 minutes. ICQ: How long do you have? (15 minutes). Divide students into their breakout rooms for 15 minutes to discuss their answers.

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

Provide feedback on students' production and use of language and conduct DEC.

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