Catherine Catherine

TP 5 LP Catherine Gallagher
Elementary level


In this lesson ss practice speaking for fluency in the context of days, dates and numbers.


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Main Aims

  • To provide ss with free practice of the target language focusing on fluency

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of lexis in the context of days, dates, months and ordinal numbers


Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and introduce topic

Ss go to breakout rooms to talk in pairs (or a group with three) about celebrations and Mexican holidays. These occasions have a date on the calendar.

Language preparation (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify language ss need for the productive task.

T shows ss S2 with the calendar and asks ss todays date which ss see. Ss see the calendar therefore the meaning is clear. T models months and ss repeat same, sometimes together and other times individually. T models ordinal numbers and ss repeat same, together and individually. Ordinal numbers are done in stages 1st - 7th, 8th - 12th, 13th - 19th, 20th - 29, 30. Attention is given to 'th'

Content preparation (5-6 minutes) • To introduce ss to the language needed for the fluency task

Ss are introduced to the content language needed for the fluency task on slides 5, 6 and 7

Speaking task x 2/3 (18-20 minutes) • To give ss an opportunity to practice productive skills

Ss go to breakout rooms and are paired with different partners for each speaking task. T monitors and listens for any errors which can be corrected in OCFB T listens for any lexis that can be reformulated in OCFB Speaking task 1: Ss do speaking task on slide 8 . They advise their partner of activities to do on certain dates in December. Speaking task 2: Ss give their partners four dates that are special to them and talk a little bit about it. Speaking task 3: to be decided

Feedback and Error Correction (7-8 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

OCFB and DEC Give any delayed error correction and reformulate lexis if appropriate.

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