Erica Erica

Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will practice writing in the context of describing their favorite person. The lesson will start with a lead-in task followed by reading a text for content preparation and then language clarification. Then the students will do the productive task. This will be followed by open class feedback and Delayed Error Correction.


Main Aims

  • To provide process and product writing practice of a description in the context of describing one's favorite person.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about to describe a person in the context of my favorite person.


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

The teacher greets the students. 4-5 images will be shown to the students. They will be asked to describe the persons in the picture. The teacher will elicit the answers from the students by nominating their names.

Exposure (6-6 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading.

The students are provided with a sample description of a person. They will be instructed to read the text for 3 minutes and find out words that describe the following. 1. What she looks like. (Appearance) 2. How she behaves. (Personality) 3. What she does. (Job) This will be followed by an open class discussion where the teacher will elicit the answers from the students. AK: Youngest, short, slim, beautiful, talented dancer, ambitious, sociable, kind-hearted, optimistic

Useful Language (4-5 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks.

The students will be shown a list of adjectives related to the appearance and personality of a person. The teacher will check their knowledge of this vocabulary with CCQs. The pronunciation will be checked by the drilling method. If there is any unfamiliar adjective, this will be clarified using CCQs. Tall, Short, Slim, Well-built, Handsome, Beautiful, Blonde, Brunette-Adjectives to describe appearance. Hilarious,Positive,Talented,Generous,Sociable,Energetic,Ambitious,Kind-hearted,Funny,Hardworking,Sincere,Optimistic- Personality Adjectives

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

The students will be asked to write a description of their favorite person in 6-8 lines. They have to include the following in their writing. Name of the person. How do you know him/her? Where he/she lives. What he/she looks like. (Appearance) How he/she behaves. (Character/Personality) What he/she does. (Job) They will be given 10-12 minutes for planning and writing the answer in their notebook/google slides. Then the students will be sent to the Break Out Rooms to discuss their answers with their partners.

Open Class Feedback (4-4 minutes) • To discuss the productive task.

The teacher will elicit feedbacks on the productive task from the students by nominating their names.

Delayed Error Correction (4-4 minutes) • To reinforce knowledge and clear any doubts.

The teacher will observe the students in the break out rooms and provide necessary feedback and error correction by eliciting the correct answers from the students.

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