Maria Eugenia Garcia Maria Eugenia Garcia

Upper Intermediate level


To enable students to understand and practice suffixes in the context of a "first impressions"book review.


Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of "judgement, responsibility, preference, convince" in the context of first impressions

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of first impressions.


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

Ss discuss in groups the following: Are you quick to make a decision, or do you take your time and think carefully?” Ss are sent to Breakout rooms - (2 min) OCFB: 3 Ss are nominated to share their thoughts - (2 min)

Exposure (3-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Ss Read the text and assign each of the paragraphs one of the titles shown. Ss work individually (1min) + Peer Check Breakout rooms (1min) OCFB: Check answers all together

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Ask Ss to focus on the words in bold: 1. What type of words are they?

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

Meaning: students make an exercise to identify the meaning of preference, judgement, instructed, concentrate, responsible and convince. Form: ask Ss 2 CCQs to identify what type of words are these? Noun, verb. Can they change? Pronunciation: - Sentence stress: T Read aloud and ask Ss where is the sentence stress. - Ss drill.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Ss practice the use of the new lexis with a fill in the gaps exercice. Instructions: Fill in the gaps with the correct option given below. Show one example: do Sentence #1 together with the Ss.

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

Ss personalise the use of the target language: "judgement", "confidence", "preference", "responsible" Ss will be asked to discuss about "Do you trust your first impression instincts? Why?" After giving instructions Ss exchange opinions with their peers (3 min) ICQ Ss write down an idea first (1 min) Ss discuss in Breakout rooms (2 min) T Monitors Breakout rooms and take notes of wrong sentences to identify mistakes and correct in DEC. OCFB: Ss share the ideas discussed -1 S from each Breakout room is nominated to share answers. ( 2 min) DEC - Delayed Error Correction (2 min)

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