Giorgio Maggioni Giorgio Maggioni

Pre Intermediate level


Main Aims

  • To provide speaking fluency practice in the context of talking about firsts

Subsidiary Aims

  • Learning useful vocabulary and structures in order to improve fluency


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

Teacher greets the Ss and asks them to open a Google Slides sheet. Teacher sets the context of the lesson (Firsts) by explaining what first are and by asking some questions to the learners. "Do you have a good memory?" "Can you remember the first time you did something?"

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks.

Teacher asks the Ss to move on to slide number 2 and to take a look at 3 pictures. The pictures represent 3 firsts: what are they? Teacher asks the student to come up with ideas while looking at the pictures and annotates their ideas.

Useful Language (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Now teacher shares a Google Forms sheet for a task to be completed by the Ss. It's a fill in the blanks multiple-choice task with the purpose of providing useful language they can use later on to discuss the topic of the lesson. They carry on the task individually and they will have approximately 5 minutes to complete it (ICQ follows). After this follows an OCFB.

Speaking task (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice TL

Ss are asked to move onto slide number 3 where a question is provided: "Can you share a first?". They will be sent to BR to discuss with a peer a first experience of their own. Teacher provides in the slide 4 points that Ss can use as guidance during their discussion: When and where did this happen? How old were you at the time? Who was with you? How did you feel before/after? Teacher asks the students to take notes on the peer story they will be paired with. Ss will have approximately 10 minutes to complete this task. ICQ follow. Now Ss will be mixed up and sent again to BR where they will have to share the story they took notes for to another Ss. Teacher provides a Demo of this. Ss will have apporximately 10 more minutes to complete this.

Feedback and Error Correction (8-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Teacher listens to a couple of stories from Ss, then analyzes mistakes heard from the learners' conversation and provides feedback using the Zoom's whiteboard Teacher says goodbye and thank you to students.

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