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Speaking- Childhood Memories
Upper-Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will be presented with an example story and useful language with which they can build your own storyline and talk about a childhood memory.


Abc PowerPoint Presentation
Abc Headway - Upper-Intermediate- Student's Book

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a story telling in the context of childhood memories

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of language used for talking about experiences in the context of childhood memories


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

- T welcomes Ss into the class. - T opens slide 1 and informs them about today's topic: Childhood memories. - T opens slide 2 and asks Ss if they can remember when they were 6 years old or 4 years old. - T asks Ss about their earliest memory. - After Ss share some of their memories, T explains that she will be sharing a memory of her own.

Exposure (6-6 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

- T informs Ss that she will be sharing a memory she can't forget. - T shares her story and includes some of the useful language which will be presented next. -After the story is over, T asks if they have any questions. - T opens slide 7 and share the useful language she employed in her storytelling.

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

-T opens slide 8 and presents the useful language. - T clarifies meaning for each expression and models how they can be used in a sentence. - T drills pronunciation. - T asks if Ss have any question. - T informs Ss that they will be using these expressions in their speaking practice.

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

-T opens slide 9 and asks Ss to find an interesting memory to talk about. - T provides some questions that will help Ss to build a story. - T asks Ss to write down their answers. - T gives 3-4 minutes for students to complete their stories. -T opens slide 10 and asks Ss to take a screenshot. - After that, T pairs Ss into breakout rooms. -T informs Ss that they wll be telling their story to each other and sends them into the rooms for 15 minutes, while also using the expressions on the screen.

Feedback and Error Correction (6-6 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

- T welcomes eveyone back. - T shares some great examples sentences with the class. -T shares some mistakes and asks Ss to correct them. -After that, T thanks everyone for their participation.

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