Upper Intermediate level
To give students practice in speaking for fluency through making an election speech.
To give Ss the oportunity to practice future perfect and continuous and future time phrases. To encourage Ss to think about how to make ideas seem optimistic.
Procedure (36-45 minutes)
T greets students and asks them if they remember the word optimism they learned a day before. Teacher asks them if they are optimistic about the future of their country. He asks them if they remember any optimistic statement of their party leader.
T writes/posts categories like crime, healthcare, child care etc on board, shows them pictures and asks them to match the pictures withthe words. T writes/posts an optimistic statement on the board. He asks students to match the statement to one of the categories.
T puts students in pairs and asks them to write two optimistic statements about two of the categories on the board. T asks rest of the class to guess which category they belong to.
T keeps students in pairs or small groups and distributes worksheets to each pair. Tells them they are going to write and then give an optimistic speech. He makes them give themselves a party name.
Ss deliver speeches and T asks them to vote for the best speech. T gives positive some FB and corrects errors.