Maria Eugenia Garcia Maria Eugenia Garcia

Pre-Intermediate level


Aims: To introduce and provide practice of speaking for fluency in the context of describing a picture.


Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of Describing a picture

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of describing a picture in the context of art


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

Show a photo of Guernica Painting. Ask Ss how often they go to museums. What type of art museums they like?

Exposure (4-6 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

Ss read a short text describing a painting. Ss are asked to scan the text and answer what's the text about. S work on their own Ss exchange answers with Peers OCFB

Useful Language (5-6 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Meaning: students make a True or False exercise to identify the meaning of the targeted language Form: ask Ss 2 CCQs to identify what type of words are these? Pronunciation: - Sentence stress: T Read aloud and ask Ss where is the sentence stress. - Ss drill.

Productive Task(s) (15-18 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Ss are shown two different paintings (one of pop art and one from Impressionism). Ss will first describe the paintings using the language they were exposed. Ss in breakout rooms will describe painting #1 Ss in breakout rooms will describe painting #2 Ss in breakout rooms discuss about what painting they like more and why.

Feedback and Error Correction (5-6 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

OCFB: Teacher nominate 2 Ss to say. what was the painting they liked more and why. Language Feedback: Teacher goes through DEC, from notes collected during Speaking Practice observation

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