Andrea Garcia Andrea Garcia

TP 5 Speaking
Upper-intermediate level


In this lesson, students will develop their speaking skills for using expressions of uncertainty when reporting information from the news about the consequences of global warming.


Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a for expressing uncertainty when reporting information in the context of climate change consequences.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of reading for gist in the context of reading climate change news articles.
  • To develop listening skills for sharing opinions and engage in a conversation.


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

Teacher will show students a short video and will ask them what they think the topic of the lesson will be. In OC discussion, teacher will ask students questions regarding the topic: climate change. - What is climate change? What is global warming? - Which factors have led to climate change? -What are the consequences of global warming?

Content Preparation (3-5 minutes) • To prepare students for the content of the task.

Students will determine if the information is credible by doing a True/False activity about climate change statements. SS do task in BOR, 2 min. T asks S to check their answers, and asks them if they learned new information. T clarifies vocabulary if needed.

Language Preparation (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

How can we report information from the news? How about when we are not so sure? Students will do MFPA tasks: 1) Meaning: SS will group the expressions. 2) Form: T will elicit the form *BOR, 3 min (might have to adapt it depending on students' access to computer) 3) Pronunciation: T gives an oral model of each sentence. Elicit students the stressed words. 4) Appropriacy: SS determine the formality of the expressions.

Productive Task (1 & 2) (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Teacher will divide SS into two groups to each read a news article: Group 1: Mexican glacier Group 2) Cutzamala dam SS will have 6 min to discuss the news and develop their ideas using expressions of uncertainty to make a summary. T will conduct OCD, asking SS from each group to report the information from their news. Teacher will assign SS to another group and give their personal opinion and solutions about the climate change problematic, specifically referring to the news. They will have 7 min. T mill conduct OCD, where students will share their opinions.

Feedback and Error Correction (3-5 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

T conducts OCFB T conducts DEC (Both accurate and inaccurate language)

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