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Copy of Speaking
Intermediate level


In this lesson,Ss practice speaking about acceptable and unacceptable social behavior. Firstly, Ss take a quick quiz about social customs to challenge them, arouse interest and elicit the theme of the topic. Then, ss listen to speakers from different countries about their customs to take notes. Then they speak in pairs about possible problems for foreigners in their country and some tips to help them and eventually role play locals advising foreigners on what (not) to do.


Abc Pop quiz about cultures
Abc Pop quiz about cultures
Abc Visuals
Abc CD player
Abc Markers
Abc Adapted handouts from New Cutting Edge Int. P. 76,77
Abc Pop quiz about cultures

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a role play in the context of social customs

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of language used for giving advice about what to do or not to do in the context of social customs


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

Ss choose the pair they want to work with for now. Ss are given a pop quiz about world cultures. Pairs should finish in only 3 min. T provides correct answers. Pair with the most correct answers win a prize.

Pre-teaching vocab (2-3 minutes) • To make ss understand some difficult expressions that could hurdle their understanding while reading

T elicits the following words from visuals (punctual, social customs, split the bill) then clarifies meaning through CCQS

Exposure (3-7 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through listening

Ss listen to a four people talking about a social custom in their country and make notes on what they say about their culture's traditions in pairs. o/c feedback

Useful Language (2-4 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

In pairs, Ss receive a handout where they will match the expressions with their category (what to do/ what not to do). o/c feedback.

Productive Task(s) (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

In pairs, Ss discuss problems that can face foreigners here in Egypt and some tips on what (not) to do. Ss share ideas with other pairs to find if there are any similarities or differences. Ss role play a situation where one student is a local (A) advising a foreigner (B) concerning social customs and acceptable behavior in Egypt. Ss switch roles then pairs. Ss discuss the student who gave the most useful tips in o/c feedback.

Feedback and Error Correction (2-5 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

T provides content/ language feedback.

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