Erika Janai Erika Janai

Lexis TP4
Upper Intermediate level


Main Aims

  • To introduce and practice synonyms

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide students reading and speaking practice in the context of using synonyms during the controlled practice and during the freer practice.


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

( 2 minutes) The teacher asks students the next two questions: 1. When was the last time you went to a restaurant? 2. Did you leave a tip? Why/why not? Students discuss two questions in pairs using the breakout rooms: 1. Who do people usually give tips to in your country? 2. How much do people tip them? (3 minutes)

Exposure/Text work (7-8 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language through a text or situation

The teacher mentions students will read a text quickly and answer three questions. Learners will use a Google Form. (2 minutes) Students will compare their answers in pairs using private messages. (3 minutes) The teacher checks learners' answers and provides open class feedback. (2 minutes)

MFP Clarification (9-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

The teacher asks students to answer some questions using a Google form. Four sentences that express wishes and hopes are at the top of the form. (3 minutes) Once students have answered the questions, the teacher projects the correct answers and ask 5 CCQs to the learners to assist them mwith meaning and form clarification. (4 minutes) CCQs: 1. Do the synonyms have different meanings? No, they have the same or almost the same meaning. 2.Is a synonym an adverb or a noun? A noun 3. Have you ever used one of these words before? 4. Which one is new for you? 5. What do you think is the difference between the words "normal" and "customary"? The teacher projects, models and drills the pronunciation of 6 synonyms (syllables, stressed syllables, and phonetic transcription). (3 minutes) CCQs: 1. How many syllables does this word have? / How many syllables do these words have? 2. Do we ever stress the synonyms? A: Yes 3. Where is the stressed syllable?

Controlled Practice (5-6 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

The teacher asks students to answer 5 questions using a Google form. (2 minutes). Students will compare their answers in pairs using private messages. (2 minutes) The whole group check their answers together. - OCFB (2 minutes)

Free Practice (9-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

( 5 minutes) The teacher says: "Discuss the next questions, use at least three synonyms analyzed during the class. If your country is mentioned in the article, do you agree with what it says? Why/why not?" "If your country is not mentioned, which countries in the article have similar tipping habits to yours?" The teacher will monitor the participation of the students and write down some notes for the delayed error correction stage. (5 minutes) Students come back to the main room, and the teacher provides the Delayed Error Correction.

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