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Lesson 8
Intermediate level


In this lesson students will learn how to express their attitude with the help of sentence adverbs. The main part of the lesson will be concentrated on the meaning, form and pronunciation of the adverbs. Later on students will have a possibility to practice them during speaking activity.


Abc New Inside Out, Student's book, page 96 ex 2-3

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of vocabulary in the context of giving the opinion about the concert.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy in speaking practice in the context of giving the opinion about the concert.


Lead - in (1-2 minutes) • To set the lesson context and provide some speaking practice

Video of The Rolling Stones concert T elicits the words CONCERT and The Rolling Stones Talk with your partner - Have you ever been to a music concert - rock music, classical music? Did you like it?

Skim Reading (2-3 minutes) • To practice skim reading

HO1 You will read peoples' comments about the Rolling Stones concert. What did they think about the concert? ICQ: Do you need to understand all the words from the text or just the general idea? (general idea) After - short discussion.

Vocab pre-teach (2-3 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

HO1 on WB - projector T circles the word "Honestly". elicit - adverb. Meaning - used for emphasizing that what you are saying is true, especially when talking about yourself With your partner, find similar words in the text that shows the attitude of the speaker and affects the meaning of a whole sentence PW - check WCFB - Ss circle words on WB

Vocabulary (5-6 minutes) • to clarify vocabulary necessary for giving opinion

PPT - explanation slide - difference between adverb and sentence adverb normal adverb has friends that it defines - adjectives, verbs, adverbs What other words do we know that can affect the meaning of a whole sentence? Elicit with the help of synonyms: T shows one example on WB Naturally - clearly/ obviously, elicits: Obviously - Naturally / clearly Apparently - it seems (that) it appears (that) Personally - from my own point of view, if you ask me, Basically - mainly, importantly WHILE DRILLING TEACHER GOES ONE SLIDE BACK THAT STUDENTS WOULDNT READ

Post - vocabulary (5-6 minutes) • To check students' understanding about the meaning on TL

HO 2 Read the text and choose the missing words, ICQ: will you write any word or only the ones that are given below the text? - below the text PW - check Answer key on WB

Post - vocabulary 2 (2-3 minutes) • To check Students understanding of pronunciation

HO3 in pairs fill in this table - decide which syllable is stressed WCFB - WC pronunciation check

semi - Controlled speaking practice (12-15 minutes) • To encourage the students to use TL

Have you ever been to a music concert? Did you like it or not? And why? Write about it. Try to use these adverbs (points at WB). Now tell your partner about your concert. Now stand up and tell about your concert to your friends. T monitors At the end T asks which story was the best - S tells a story Delayed error correction

Semi-controlled speaking activity 2 (7-8 minutes) • practice TL while speaking

Each student will be given 4 different words. Student A will read one word - for example: unfortunately Student B will have to make a sentence with it - for example: Unfortunately, I cant come to your birthday party today Student A monitors if the word was used correctly Demo ICQ Will you use the word from the paper in your sentence? yes T monitors and listens for errors

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