Justin Justin

Lesson 1 YLEXT
Upper elementary level


n this lesson, students will learn vocabulary using games and songs. The focus is on adjectives and opposites.


Abc Flashcards
Abc Wordcards
Abc Audio cd1
Abc Stories and Songs CD 1
Abc Activity book: Lesson 1
Abc Basketball

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of adjectives to describe people in the context of pirates

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review of spelling in the context of students' names


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

Greetings: hello, how are you today? Names: do you remember each other's names? Let's play with the basketball: throw and say the receiver's name. Review: spell your neighbor's name. I write it on the whiteboard

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Today we're going to learn words to describe people and we're going to sing a song. I have brown hair I have short hair

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Flashcards: 1 pictures, 2 repeat a few times tall, tall, tall. short, short, short

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Follow the footprint exercise: 1. use your finger and follow the path 2. draw a line on the path 3. Stick the words on the board

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Activitiy book

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

The students can write extra sentences describing their friends or family

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