Will Will

TP 4
Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will practice compound adjectives in the context of describing character by listening to audio, doing text work, and discussing compound adjectives that apply to them. The lesson starts with a discussion about dress code in the work place, which will frame the audio well. Then the students will review a written task before listening to an audio clip that has compound adjectives riddles throughout. Students will review their answers with each other and then in OCFB. Students will then cover MFP with three compound adjectives by elicitation. They will piece together the words, match their meaning, discuss pronunciation, and then match the word to a sentence. For the controlled practice students will complete a Google form that has them read three conversations and then select the compound adjectives that apply to each. They will then discuss their answers with a partner and follow up with OCFB. For the Freer practice sections students will be paired in breakout room discussions that poses questions about themselves within the context of compound adjectives used in the lesson, followed up with OCFB. At the end of this task I will conduct Delated Error Correction and address and mistakes I noticed throughout the lesson


Main Aims

  • To introduce and practice comound adjectives in the context of describing character.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To continue building on reading, listening, and speaking skills.


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

SS will begin the lesson viewing three separate pictures with the them of Dress code. SS will discuss with a partner in private chat: Name two things you might not be able to wear to work and Describe an instance when the dress code was too strict. (2 min) SS will then share their responses in OCFB (3 min) The lead-in discussion will appropriately frame the rest of the lesson.

Task 1 (8-10 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

SS will view a Google slide with a picture of three people who represent the people from the audio clip. SS will be given a Google form to review (1 min) SS will need to answer if the following compound adjectives have a positive or negative meaning by listening to the audio conversation. 1) narrow-minded 2) strong-willed 3) self-conscious 4) laid-back 5) easy-going TT will play the audio (2:25 min) for the class to listen with the form already reviewed. SS will complete the Google form individually. (3 min) SS will discuss their answers with a partner (2 min) SS will have OCFB (3 min)

Language Clarification (4-5 minutes) • Cover meaning, form, and pronunciation.

TT will review Google Jamboard and elicit SS responses. SS must match the following three words with the appropriate adjectives. 1)Strong- 2)Self- 3)Narrow- SS have four possible options to choose from as their are four correct answers. 1)willed 2)minded 3) conscious 4)minded SS will match the newly made words with the correct meanings. 1)a heightened sense of awareness of oneself 2)not easily influenced by others 3)determined to do as one wants even if other people advise against it 4)not willing to listen to or tolerate other people's opinions SS will discuss how many vowels each word has. SS will match each word with the appropriate pronunciation 1)strɑːŋˈmaɪn.dɪd 2)nærəʊ ˈmaɪndɪd 3)self ˈkɒnʃəs 4)strɒŋ ˈwɪld

Controlled Practice (10-12 minutes) • Provide controlled practice of the target language.

SS will be given a Google form to complete individually. (5 min) The Google form with ask SS to read three separate conversations and match them with the correct compound adjectives. They will ahve the following choices for each section. 1)self-assured 2)self-conscious 3)laid-back 4)big-headed 5)narrow-minded 6)absent-minded 7)self-centered 8)level-headed 9)strong-willed Conversation #1 Anna: Joanne's certainly very confident! She's only been here a few weeks, but you wouldn't believe it! Andy: Mmm, confident, certainly. Some might say she thinks she's more important than she really is. Anna: True, and she has a very clear idea of exactly what she wants to achieve, which is good as long as she's prepared to listen to other people too. Conversation #2 Andy: And what about Steve? Anna: Well, he's calm and sensible when he's making decisions. Andy: Is he? Interesting. But an I right in thinking he's more interested in himself than in other people? Anna: Yes, that's fair enough. And he's not as open to new ideas as he could be, which would be a bit of a problem, working with so many people. Conversation #3 Andy: I really like Emma, myself. She's a very relaxed kind of person. Anna: That's true. Except giving presentations in front of people -- then she does get a bit embarrassed. Andy: Yes, I'd noticed that. And she tends to forget things, too. She doesn't concentrate that well. Anna: So who is it to be then? Joanne, Steve, or Emma? SS will discuss their answers in private chat with a partner. (3 min) SS will have OCFB. (3 min)

Freer Practice (9-12 minutes) • To provide SS an open space to use the target language fluently.

SS will be given three talking points to discuss with a partner in private breakout rooms. (8 minutes) 1)Discuss an instance when you were level-headed at work. 2)Discuss an instance when a friend was self-centered. 3)Discuss an instance when you were big-headed with your family. SS will conduct OCFB

Delayed Error correction (1-3 minutes) • To correct any mistakes noticed during the lesson

TT will provide corrections depending on any incorrect usage or terminology noticed throughout the lesson.

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