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Saeed Azizi Obsv 01
Advanced 5 / B2-C1 level


In the following lesson, students first learn new vocabulary related to idioms for relaxing, then they will engage in a listening task, followed up by a speaking task as part of a task-based learning process to warm up and approach participle clauses. Given the students' previous knowledge of the material, examples from the listening task alongside the newly reading task provided in the book, will give a good opportunity for them to see a few examples of more complex utilization of participle clauses and their clarification presented by the teacher. The activity will be followed up with a controlled practice from the student book, a semi-controlled practice from the grammar book, and a free practice back in the student book. --> It should also be noted that CCQ and ICQ will be utilized quite frequently throughout the session, accompanied by delayed and/or on-the-spot correction wherever necessary.


Abc A variety of listening/reading/speaking tasks included in Speakout Advanced 2nd Edition book
Abc Semi-Controlled practices provided by Oxford English Grammar Book Advanced

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of Participle Clauses in the context of Free time activities
  • To provide practice of Participle Clauses in the context of Free time activities

Subsidiary Aims

  • To introduce new words and idioms related to relaxation and lesuire time


Warmer/Lead-in (4-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

ex1 on page 83 of the book

Exposure (sencondary aim) + Task (secondary aim) (6-9 minutes) • To provide examples of the new vocabulary and to clarify them.

Students will do ex2 on page 83 - Teacher will elaborate on the words and idioms with extra examples and answer questions.

Exposure (primary aim) Task (7-9 minutes) • To give examples for upcoming grammar while working on the listening skill

Students will do ex4a/b on page 83

Task + Exposure + Planning (9-11 minutes) • To give students a chance to utilize productive skills and plan each other's reports while being exposed to examples of upcoming grammar

Students will do ex4c on page 83, while the teacher circles in the groups, monitoring the teams. After the group work, students will answer question 4d in the class, while the teacher gives them feedback on their speaking

Exposure (6-8 minutes) • To provide direct examples for the grammar

The main part finally begins! As students do ex5a on page 84, they will see closer examples of the grammar in the text

Task + Language Analysis (18-20 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the task language

Students will do ex5b and report to the class, then they will do ex6a/b on page 84 and report to the class. The teacher will step in and clarify the grammar using reactivation of previous knowledge and provide necessary examples to elicit the new grammar. It should be noted that CCQ is present in the teaching process predominantly.

Language Practice (26-28 minutes) • To provide students with practice of the task language

Students will do the following activities in the order provided. CCQ and ICQ will be ever-present throughout the activities and checking their answers! ex7 page 84 as a form of controlled practice 3 mins - 4/5 mins for checking A slew of activities starting from page 244 of the grammar book in the form of controlled and semi-controlled practices 8 mins - 6/7 mins for checking ex8 on page 84 as a form of free practive 5 mins

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