Marlon Marlon

Retelling a story
Upper-intermediate level


In this lesson students will learn functional language about retelling a story.


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Abc google forms
Abc quizziz
Abc Audio
Abc Pictures

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of language used for retelling a story in the context of interesting news

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide specific information listening practice using a text about retelling a story in the context of interesting news


Warmer/Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T presents 2 pictures and tells students that they are people who appeared on the news. T asks "Why did they appear on the news?" After Ss give some ideas, T plays an audio and see if the guesses were correct.

Exposure (3-6 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

T gives students a google's form where they need to complete the functional language listening to the audio from the lead in. Ss peer check. T conducts OCFB.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Meaning: T gives Ss a Jamboard where Ss have to put the functional language in the right cathegory: Quoting from source, giving your own view, being vague. Ss do the task in pairs. T conducs CCQs: When you quote from the source, are you ginging your own opinion? NO. When you are using the "giving your own view" vocabulary, is that your personal opinion? YES When you are being vague, do you have the exact information? NO 4 min Form: Students select the correct sentence. T provides 2 sentence, 1 with the correct form and the other with the incorrect form. CCQs. When we give opinions, do we ussually say nouns or adjectives? Adjectives. 3min Pronunciation. Students select where the stress is in the sentence. T shows the correct stress and other sentence with incorrect stress. T does choral drilling and then individual 3min

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

T gives Ss a link for quizzis where they will answer some questions about the vocabulary in class. T provides OCFB.

Free Practice (10-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

T divides the class in 2 groups. T gives a different story to each group and they have to read it . 3 min. T divides students in pairs and they retell eachother the story that they read. 10 min. DEC 2 min

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