Sarai Medina Sarai Medina

Persuasion Modes
Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson students learn about and identify persuasion modes through learning stations with different tasks. The lessons starts by presenting the persuasion modes via a google slides. This is followed by the station work in teams where students identify the persuasion modes in different tasks. Finally students reflect on their progress.


Main Aims

  • To identify persuasion modes in different media.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide receptive and productive skills practice.


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T introduces topic "Persuasion Modes" and asks ss to share the most persuasive things they say to their parents to get something they want.

Exposure (5-7 minutes) • To provide a model of the task and highlight useful words and phrases

T introduces the term appeals and presents the 3 modes of persuasion to class. Ss take individual notes during the presentation.

Station Work (30-35 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Ss are divided into teams of 4 and work collaboratively in stations. Station 1 requires ss to look at 3 ads and decide which mode of persuasion is dominant and provide evidence. Station 2 requires ss to create 3 simple posters promoting their highschool applying the 3 modes of persuasion. Station 3 is a web scavenger hunt for a variety of ads that predominantly use one of the modes. Ss create a google slides presentation and complete a hand out providing rationale for their choices.

Report (3-5 minutes) • To allow students to report on how they did the task and how it went

Ss volunteer to share some of their work. T elicits main points from the lesson. Ss reflect on their comprehension of the topic through the street light method.

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