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Uper-intermediate level


In this lesson, students develop their speaking skills in the context of writing a letter to their younger selves. The lesson starts with a discussion about if it is a good idea to give advice to your younger self. This is followed by content and language preparation. Finally there is a speaking task in pairs and in group and error correction.


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Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking in the context of writing a letter to your younger self

Subsidiary Aims

  • To recycle mixed third and second conditionals
  • To develop listening and writing skills


Lead-in (5-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students.

INSTRUCTIONS: T starts the lesson by asking learners the opening Question: "Is it a good idea to give advice to your younger self?" Ss work in pairs in BOR discussing 3 questions for 3 min: “Do you feel happy?”, "If you had a possibility to change something, would you use this chance?", "Is it a good idea to give advice to your younger self?" DEMO: T starts the presentation T gives instructions and sends Ss to BOR T elicits suggestions from students

Content preparation (6-7 minutes) • To prepare students for the content of the task.

INSTRUCTIONS: T asks Ss to brainstorm what they would say to their younger selves Provide as many ideas as possible T gives link to on chatbox T shows answers then OCFB (2 min) T elicits from Ss and summarizes content.

Language preparation (6-7 minutes) • To infer the meaning from context and clarify the form and pronunciation of the language needed for the task.

MEANING: INSTRUCTIONS: T reminds Ss conditional sentences, asks CCQs DEMO: T demos the grammar rules on the screen and gives instructions. OCFB FORM T shows slides and elicits the differences between the four types of conditional sentences OCFB PRONUNCIATION T asks Ss to pronounce the examples with the correct sentence stress

Speaking (20-20 minutes) • To provide opportunity to practice speaking on the topic using the target language

Speaking task 1 T instructs Ss to work in pairs or groups of 3 and discuss the question: "What advice would you give to your younger self?" using the phrases on the slide and in order to keep the conversation going they should ask follow up questions. DEMO: T demos with one student and asks follow up questions. Speaking task 2 T mixes Ss, instructs them to work in pairs or groups of 3 and discuss the 6 statements on the slide, then sends them to BOR again.

Feedback (4-6 minutes) • To provide learners with feedback and inform them of how they did with regards to content and language used.

T conducts OCFB T conducts DEC (Both accurate and inaccurate language)

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