Hilal Hilal

Lexis lesson
Upper-Intermediate level


In this lesson, SS will learn new lexis in the context of endangered languages. They will start the lesson with a lead-in. Then they will be introduced to the new lexis via a controlled practice where they will be matching words with their definitions. They will be asked CCQs. They will learn their pronunciation and stress. They will listen to the pronunciations of verb and noun forms of three new words. They will repeat those. They will have a pronunciation practice, then they will listen and check.They will do a speaking practice using the target language. They will do a controlled practice about the noun forms of the target language.


Abc Empower - Upper Intermediate
Abc Google Slides presentation
Abc Empower - Upper Intermediate
Abc Google Slides presentation

Main Aims

  • To provide introduction and practice of new lexis in the context of endangered languages

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy and fluency in speaking practice in the context of three things increased/decreased in their country


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

- T shows SS a picture of a girl, says she is from Belarus and she is sad because her mother tongue is endangered. - T elicits the phrase "dying out" from SS

Exposure (5-7 minutes) • To introduce new lexis via controlled practice

- T tells SS to match the lexis with definitions - SS match the verbs with meanings

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

- T asks SS CCQs to make the meanings more clear - SS answer CCQs - T drills the lexis items from SS - SS repeat - T elicits stress from SS in each lexis item

Controlled Practice (5-8 minutes) • To practice pronunciation and prepare students for more meaningful practice

- T asks SS to read out loud the sentences to check pronunciation accuracy of target language - T plays the audio 2.51 from the coursebook so that they can check their answers

Controlled Practice (4-5 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

- T asks SS to match the verbs with correct endings to make them nouns - SS do the task

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language as well as speaking fluency

- T asks SS to think of three things that have increased or decreased in their country recently - T puts SS in pairs and tells them to compare their ideas and discuss - SS compare their ideas and discuss

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