Oguz Solak Oguz Solak

Create your own community
Intermeadiate level


In this lesson, after speaking on a short reading text, Ss will have a listening task to speak on. In the end, Ss will create their own imaginary community in pairs.


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Main Aims

  • To provide fluency by giving the Ss chance to interact.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To make some detailed listening in the given context.


Lead-In (3-4 minutes) • To set up the context

T shows a picture; the picture of characters of Lost, a famous Tv show. T asks Ss what do they know about these characters and their lives. In the end he asks what they do on the island and mentions finding a new community.

Reading Task (7-9 minutes) • To get Ss into context and to make them think about the context

T firstly elicits the words "global warming", "community" and "custom". After that, he tells Ss to read the short text in 3 minutes and think about it. He asks for their opinion in the end. CCQs: Global warming: 1. Is it something good or bad for the world? 2. Does it make the world hotter or colder? Custom: 1. Is kissing older people's hand our custom? 2. Does every community on Earth have the same custom?

Post-reading Task (5-8 minutes) • To make the students think about what they read and produce some sentences in the same context

T tells Ss to think about the questions in exercise B and produce some ideas about their own imaginary community.

Listening Task (10-13 minutes) • To make the Ss listen for detailed information

T first pre-teaches the words "flood", "expert", "orator", "melting pot", "utopia". Then he tells the Ss to listen the tape and think about the questionsin 6-B. Once the tape is done, T plays it for a second time and tells Ss to try to find which key phrases in exercise 7-B are said. When the tape is done, Ss discuss about their answer in pairs. CCQs Flood: 1. Does it happen when the weather is good? No. 2. Does it happen when it rains too much? Yes Expert: 1. Can an expert be an amateur person at the same time? Orator: 1. Is an orator a confident person? Probably, yes. 2. Does an orator give good speeches? Yes. Melting Pot: 1. If a person lives with his parents, can he call his house as a melting pot?No 2. Is USA a melting pot? Yes. Utopia: 1. Is an utopia a real place? No it is not. 2. Is it the imagination of good or bad? Good.

Freer Practice (15-20 minutes) • To get the students interact and practice the language

The students are told to work in pairs and plan an imaginary community. In the end, one person from each group will present their utopia and T will ask the Ss which community they would like to live in.

Substitute Exercise • To give the students an opportunity to practice

T changes pairs and tells Ss to think about a distopia this time. There will be no presentation afterwards. The aim is to make the Ss interact in this free time.

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