Zeynep Zeynep

Intermediate level


Main Aims

  • To give Ss practice in speaking for fluency through the context of life changing events

Subsidiary Aims

  • Listening, practice of present perfect continuous, since & for
  • To provide gist and detailed


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

Show Ss the picture of man and the baby. Ask some general questions about the picture to introduce the context life-changing events: being a father; stay-at-home dad.

Pre-Listening (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the listening and make it accessible

1. Introduce some of the vocabulary inside the Listening practice: childcare, nappy, maternity leave, nursery. First the teacher will try to elicit the vocabulary from the students and write them on board. 2. Ask Ss the questions in ex.1. They are going to discuss the two questions and their answers with their partner. Teacher doesn't confirm any of the answers.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

Tell Ss to listen to the CD and answer the questions in ex.1 and see if their ideas were correct. First, students check their answers in pairs. Take FB and check their answers.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Get Ss to read the question in ex.2 and talk together to see if they can remember any of the answers. Then play the CD and Ss listen & check their answers. Get Ss check their answers with their partners. Take w/c FB- ask them if there was anything they were surprised or interested about.

Post-Reading/Listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Ss are handed out a HO "The road of my life". They are going to draw and write down 3 important stages in their lives crossroads, new directions/ unexpected turns and landmarks with their travelling companions. They do this part individually. They will make sentences for each stage using present perfect tense or present perfect continuous tense. They will speak with their partners about these events in pairs.

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