Andres Andres



It is a group of 5 learners who like talking and are very friendly. They can understand simple instructions and enjoy conversation activities. Most of the learners are Mexicans and are learning English for pleasure, although there are some who plan to study abroad in English speaking settings


Abc New Cutting edge Pre-intermediate

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of calendar plans

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review of Months of the year in the context of plans
  • To provide practice of language used for explaining and describing in the context of plans
  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about plans and important events


Warmer/Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

1) Teacher will display 3 pictures related to important events. 2) Students will be asked to predict what the topic is about 3) Students will make a list of 5 important events in their lives and talk about them in pairs

Text work (7-8 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

1) Students will be asked to read the text quickly. 2) Students will answer a gist question 3) Teacher clarifies meaning of functions through a matching activity 4) Teacher focuses on form by asking CCQs to Ss 5) Teacher focuses on pronunciation (Intonation and stress) by drilling the language and CCQs

Exposure (5-7 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

1) Teacher displays his calendar and tells students about his plans (He just reads 2 or 3 plans to limit Teacher talk) 2) Students fill out their calendar with important events for them

Productive Task(s) (15-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

1) Students are instructed to talk about the plans on their calendar in break out rooms 2) Students will be shuffled around to maximise opportunities of speaking with more peers

Feedback and Error Correction (4-5 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

1) Teacher displays the mistakes 2) Teacher clarifies and corrects MFP(A) by eliciting, CCQs and drilling

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