Nripanka Das Nripanka Das

Teaching Practice 5
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will learn few vocabulary words in the context of "Secrets and tricks". The lesson will start with a gap-fill text about the vocabulary words that will be discussed in detail in the next stage. This will be the first stage of the lesson followed by a reading activity and interactive games to further brush up their concepts on the topic.


Abc Reading Text (Straight Forward, Intermediate Student's Book)
Abc Text Qs (Straight forward, Intermediate Student's Book)
Abc Discussion Qs (Straight forward, Intermediate Student's Book)
Abc Pictures (Google Images)
Abc Video Clip (World's Most Amazing Magic Tricks,

Main Aims

  • Students will clarify meaning, form, pronunciation of few vocabulary words and use it more accurately in the context of "Secrets and tricks".

Subsidiary Aims

  • Students will undergo listening practice to recall their previous lesson concepts in the context of ordering and complaining about sales-products. To provide fluency speaking practice in a group discussion in the context of "Secrets and tricks".


Warmer/Lead-in (5-8 minutes) • To generate Ss interest in the topic and set the context

T commences the class by playing a video on "World's amazing magic tricks" and also performs a magic trick with a stick. T introduces the topic of magic and elicit the word "trick".

Exposure (5-7 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Chesting the HOs, T introduces the topic about the story of a magician and ask SS to replace the word in italics with a word from the box in HO by guessing the meaning. Time limit and ICQs. SS check their answers in pairs. FB is given and answers are discussed orally.

Highlighting (3-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

T writes down the vocabulary words to be taught to the SS on the WB and elicit meaning from SS. SS discuss in pairs and try to guess the meaning. T provides some hint for SS to get a basic idea.

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

T proposed the topic in details through slide show presentation. T tries to elicit the meaning of the word from SS. T displays meaning, pronunciation and form of the word with additional pictures to make concepts perfectly clear. SS discuss in pairs about the various meanings of the word "trick". T highlights the pronunciation and stress of the words. T elicits various answers and explains the meanings. SS do some drilling

Controlled Practice (Reading text) (6-8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

T writes the heading on the WB. Chesting the HO, T asks SS to read the article quickly and get an overall idea of the passage. T distributes HOs containing questions related to the passage. SS sit in two groups and answer the questions. T sets a time limit: 2 mins ICQs SS check with partner and answers the questions. T provides FB.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

T introduces the task (Hangman Activity). T asks students to close all their notebooks and tells them to recall the words they have learnt. SS sit in groups of two and guess the vocabulary words. ICQs T monitors SS and provides FB.

Free Practice (5-8 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

T gives out a Q about SS personal experiences and perspectives about magic tricks and gets them to work in groups. T regroups the SS and monitors. T take notes of SS mistakes.

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