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Upper Intermediate, B2 level


In this lesson students learn different ways of saying ''no''. In order to warm up the tittle is written on the board, and when students are in the class the teacher asks a few questions to be answered with ''no'' Then the teacher writes four categories on the board and models the first example. Secondly the first handout is given to students to write the other phrases in the right category. Next, a listening task handout is distributed to the students. After the feedback of the listening, the third handout is distributed to the students to match to the categories written on the board. Having enough information about saying no will be practiced in the classroom with the two following speaking exercises. The first exercise requires one of the students to ask yes-no questions and the other student to answer each question with the target language learnt in the first part of the lesson. Student A will stop his/her friend when the answer is thought to be not true. The second and last speaking exercise is a parents-children role_ play exercise. The children will find reasons to convince families to buy the video game they want. In order to make it more intresting half of the families will be rude and the other half will be polite.


Abc Listening handout
Abc categorising handout
Abc Categorising activity 2

Main Aims

  • To practice different ways of saying no

Subsidiary Aims

  • semi-controled speaking


stage 1, warm up (2-3 minutes) • To engage students in the topic.

Firstly the teacher says ''Hi, Good evening everybody '' Then, the title of the lesson is written on the board. Two questions are asked to students. The questions shouldn't be answered as ''yes'' Examples; Can you get married to somebody 30 years older than you? Are you allowed to smoke in ITI? After getting two answers with no, The teacher says that we should know when to say no and yes. Suddenly in a happy mood he says '' Let's learn some different ways of saying no in English. He writes a summary of his lesson plan. 1. categorising different ways of saying no 2. Listening exercise 3.turning back to the categorising with another handout 4. Chocolate winner game 5. Parents and Children game.

stage 2 categorising experssions (6-8 minutes) • guide students to think about expressions and which category they could go in

As a model the teacher writes four categories on the board and explains the categories with examples. Then,the students are instructed to do the same in pairs. It should take 2 minutes. Then, the students check their answers together with the teacher. In this stage students will repeat the expressions in different moods, such as angry, serious, cruel

stage 3 Listening part (6-8 minutes) • catching the right information from the track

First Students are given the listening hand out. They answer the questions which they think are right, then they listen to the track 1.2 and check their answers. After feedback the stage ends.

stage 4,, turning back to the first handout (3-5 minutes) • To teach other ways of saying no

students have enough input by the stage, so they will be asked to categorise the new expressions as they did in the first handout. They are going to check it with the teacher.

stage 5, speaking activity 1 (5-8 minutes) • To practice saying no

First, Students are asked to produce 7- or 8 yes -no questions. The teacher explains the game rules. Student A ask yes- no questions and Student B answers but always saying an expression with no. If Students A stops the other student at the right time, he wins the chocolate. He should stop his partner when he thinks the answer is not true. If Student A stops his partner at the wrong time , Student B wins.

stage 6 (8-12 minutes) • speaking activity 2

The students are divided in two groups. The Parents Group is divided in two as well. It is a discussion about buying a violent video game. Children find reasons to buy the game and they try to convince one of his her parents ,and the parents always respond by saying no. The second group of the parents has a rude role while the other has a polite role. When each student use an expression, the lesson will end .

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