Parrys Parrys

Teaching Practice 6
Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson, the students will be exposed to and practice functional language to give opinions and try to change the opinions of others. They will practice by having a debate on what they feel are important characteristics of a good teacher.


Main Aims

  • To provide exposure to functional language to give opinions and try to change someone‚Äôs opinion in the context of describing the characteristics of a good teacher.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide a speaking opportunity in order to practice functional language useful in everyday English language.


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

Show pictures of two teachers. T asks students: In your opinion, what characteristics should a good teacher possess? In BORs students work together to make a list of 3 adjectives. (2 minutes) Nominate 2 students from different groups to share their list.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

INSTRUCTION: Now we're going to listen to a conversation of two friends about their characteristics of a good teacher. Listen carefully to see if you hear any of the characteristics you listed. Play audio. (2 minutes) Jamboard: students work in groups to fill in the blank (3 minutes) Review answers, OCFB. (2 minutes) In group, organize phrases in two groups: Giving Opinions - -personally, i think -as i see it, -it seems to me Changing Opinions -yes, but on the other hand -well, you've got a point, but -well, i have to say that -no, but look

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

Google Slides On slides, explain MFP of each phrase.

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

INSTRUCTIONS: Drag and drop the phrase to the correct column. (4 minutes) DEMO: T models the what students should do and ask if everyone understands. Each student has their own slide to work on. Nominate students to give their answer and ask if they know of any other phrases for each column. (4 minutes)

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

INSTRUCTIONS: In pairs, students debate two opinions (6 minutes) 1. Teachers should be strict because 2. Teachers should be understanding because Nominate 3 students to give there opinion

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