Fatoş Caswell - 07 Aug 2014 - TP1 - Vocabulary / Compound Noun
Pre-Intermediate level


Unit 5a pg. 47 ex 1,2,3&4 In this lesson, students will learn new vocabulary, understand what 'compound noun' is and have the opportunity to practice with pair/group work speaking activities.


Main Aims

  • Vocabulary - Compound noun

Subsidiary Aims

  • To give sts freer speaking practice to help their spoken fluency.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • Creating compound nouns by matching two words

T sticks words such as dinner, grand, party, friend, boy etc. on the WB (leaving one side blank for writing the group names and scores. Divides the students in 3 or 4 groups (depending on the number of attendants), asks the groups to choose a name for their teams and asks the teams to match two words to make compound nouns.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Following the mini acticity, T asks the sts to look at the words made by their teams on the WB(grandmother, book shop etc) and elicit the fact that they are compound nouns made of two words. Clarify the difference between a compound noun and a adjective + noun combination. (Using the notes and the mobile phone example from the Pre-Int TB pg 57).

Controlled Practice - Pre-Int SB Pg47, Ex 2 (15-20 minutes) • To give sts a chance to show T what they know or don't know.

T gives/shows the sts the pictures on page 47 (without words, only the pictures) and, in pairs, sts try and name what they can see. Then T gives the sts ex 3 and asks them to work on their own. The sts match the words in column A with the words in column B and also have to match to the pictures to check understanding. When finished, T gets the WC FB to check answers. T helps with pronunciation if needed and that is the case, drills the pronunciation.

Free Practice - Speaking - Pre-Int SB ex 4 on pg 47. (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free speaking practice

T asks the students to work in pairs and shows explains the instrucions for ex 4 on pg 47 (SB). During the PW, T monitors the discussions, listens for positive comments & use of Eng, listens out for any possible mistake (ie. pronunciation) and corrects if needed.

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