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Teaching Practice 3
Pre-intermediate level


In this lesson, students will use, practice, and revise adjectives to describe a objects in the context of a short conversation between two friends.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of words used to describe objects.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide listening and speaking practice to further develop fluency by describing their idea of the perfect bag.


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

Share Jamboard link. Instruct students to add words to describe the purse. (1 minute) As a group, we will go over the words they put on the board, I'll add any adjectives from the lesson that I don't see on the board. (2 minutes)

Exposure (8-8 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Share the screen for the short text. Students will read the text and underline any adjectives they see. (3 minutes) Breakout rooms to check answers. Main room to discuss as a class.

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

Elicit language and explain. 1. Antique. According to the conversation, is Sarah's purse new or old? What kind of word is 'antique' (write adjective and noun on jamboard) pronunciation: an-TEEK. stress: oO. syllables: 2. 2. Brand New pronunciation: brand nu. stress: O o. syllables: 2 words, 1 syllable each. 3. Thrifty pronunciation: thrif-tee. stress: Oo. syllables: 2. 4. Heavy pronunciation: heve. stress:Oo. syllables: 2. 5. Ordinary pronuncation: awr-dn-er-ee. stress: Oooo. syllables: 4

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

Students complete google form Instruct students to select the answer that does not belong in the sentence. (6 minutes) Group check (3 minutes)

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

In break out rooms, students pair up to describe an item in their house that uses one of the adjectives. Partners have to guess what item they are describing. (6 minutes). Instruct them to write down the answers they guessed. Ex: I have a heavy, brand new object that provides light when i turn it on.

DEC (0-3 minutes) • To elicit corrections to the students' use of language

Share screen. Write selected sentences of students' errors. Have students make corrections.

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