Joelle Bernard Joelle Bernard

TP5 LP5 March 17 2021


Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of exercise.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide scan reading practice using a text about staying active in the context of exercise.


Warmer/Lead-in (5-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students in discussion about exercise.

T introduces the Discussion: My birthday was on Monday. And that started me thinking how to live a long and healthy life. Tell me some things people do to live long and healthy lives? Select Ss to answer questions. T elicits responses that lead them to the main topic of Exercise. In pairs talk about how exercise helps you to stay healthy and why. For example, I might say that exercise is important to help you relieve stress. You have 3 minutes. ICQ: What are you going to talk about? and for how long? Ok. Enter your rooms. If there are 5 or more students, I will place them in breakout rooms to speak for 3 minutes with each other. If there are less than five students, I will conduct group discussion for this first activity. OCFB: Ss share the topics they came up with. (2 minutes)

Content Preparation (3-3 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

Later on, you will recommend activities that your partner might enjoy doing. Now, Think about some questions that you can ask your partner to help to recommend the best exercise activities for them. For example, you might ask do you have any joint problems? What is your exercise goal? That could be fitness, weight loss. Those types of questions so that you understand your partner and pick the best exercise for them. Okay, think about your questions and write them down. You have 2 minutes. ICQ: What is the activity? How long do you have? OCFB How many questions have you come up with?

Language Preparation (6-7 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Read this article about exercise. Words in bold are useful for speaking about exercise. Learn their meanings. You have 4 minutes. Don’t worry if you do not learn all the words. ICQs: Do you have to read the entire article? No. Which words are you researching? Just the words in bold. The link is in the chat, 4 minutes. OCFB: What are the meanings of these words? Plateau, Speed bumps. Any others? Let’s pronounce the words in red.

Productive Tasks - Speaking (x3) (18-21 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice speaking skills in the context of exercise

Working in pairs. Use the questions you prepared earlier, to find out what type of exercise programme would suit your partner best. One person will ask and the other person will answer. Example, Charles: Ask me the question in the chat. Joelle do you prefer exercising outdoors or indoors. Joelle replies: I prefer outdoors during the winter because the weather is cooler. But when it gets hot in the summertime, I exercise indoors with the AC on. ICQ: Are you going to recommend during this exercise? No. You are just asking your questions. Are both of you asking questions? No. Only one person is asking questions. You have 6 minutes. Accept your room invitation. SPEAKING 2: Did you get some good information? Ok. Switch roles. You have 6 minutes SPEAKING 3: Now think for a minute about three types of activities you recommend for your partner. Talk in pairs about the exercises you recommend for your partner. 6 minutes Both of you make your recommendations and discuss them. Example: I would say: Luis, I think that because you enjoy the outdoors and you live near the mountains, maybe you would enjoy hiking. And Luis might reply: That’s a good idea, but I am a bit afraid of bears. Is there anything else you think would be good for me?

Feedback and Error Correction (4-6 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

- Content Feedback 2 minutes Select 1 error during speaking sessions and 1 correct sentence - Language Feedback 3 minutes - Select 2 errors during speaking sessions and 1 correct sentence If there is Extra Time: Students discuss in Pairs the following question: If exercise makes you live a lot longer, why do so many people not bother to do it?

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