Deniz Deniz

B2 level


In this lesson, students focus on "Giving and Reacting to news" through some expressions given in "Spoken English" part of the unit. The lesson starts with a revision of "Narrative Tenses" by four short news items that students already studied in the previous lesson. This is followed by drilling and checking the understanding of the expressions. Finally there is a controlled practice via listening to a conversation and free practice through making conversations and acting them out for the class.


Abc Power-Point Slides

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of giving and reacting to news

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice in the context of giving and reacting to news


Warmer/Lead-in (0-10 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T elicits the names of the tenses and why they are used in each case Ss give the answers T elicits the person who was the kind stranger in each story Ss give the answers

Useful Language (0-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

T focuses on Ss' attention on the three columns in the table and the examples given T gives Ss time to categorize the expressions T puts students into breakout rooms to share and discuss their answers

Exposure (0-10 minutes) • To provide a production expected in coming tasks through drilling

T drills all the expressions, helping Ss to mark the sentence stresses Ss repeat all the expressions out T checks Ss' understanding of the expressions

Productive Task(s) (0-5 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

T plays the recording Ss identify the story and find out the expressions used from the table in Spoken English T checks answers together

Practice and Production (0-10 minutes) • To provide practice on students' production and use of language

T puts Ss into breakout rooms T asks Ss to make conversations about the other stories T monitors and checks Ss are using phrases from Spoken English T invites some Ss to act the conversations out for the class

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