Habib Habib

TP -2 Lesson Plan (life stories/ writing)
pre-intermediate level


In this lesson, students are going to learn how to write a profile about someone. The lesson starts with making profile questions. Then in a PW activity, they will ask each other questions, and write a profile about his/her friend. The lesson finishes with swapping the written profiles and speaking activities.


Main Aims

  • To practice writing a profile.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To give students freer speaking practice of target language. To give sts practice in listening for detail.


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

Link to previous lesson by pointing out that we read a celebrity profile, and in this lesson sts will write a profile about another st in the class.

GW Making questions (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and prepare useful language for coming writing task

By putting sts into groups to prepare Qs. Make sure they are not working with the person they will interview. Go around checking the Qs. Make sure they each have a list of the Qs as they will split up to ask the Qs to someone else.

Peer interview (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to get information from each other to write a profile

Now regroup them and get them to sit and interview each other in turns. Encourage them to take notes of the answers.

Profile writing (8-10 minutes) • To provide them a chance to improve their writing skills through profile writing.

Students write the profiles and then show them to their partner. As they do this, actively monitor to provide error correction and help. Give them a time limit and warnings. When finished, the partner checks that the information is correct.

WC interaction reading • To read each others' profiles; to increase positive interactions among them

Pass the profile around so that sts can read the others. you may also like to put them on the walls and sts just go around reading them.

Ending the class • to finish the class with having interesting information about one another.

Wrap up the class by asking them if they found out interesting information about one another.

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