Clara Arnold Clara Arnold

CELTYL Lesson 3
Elem. Ages 10-13 level


This lesson will be about seasons and weather. The target language is what's the weather like today? In spring/winter/summer/ autumn it is_______. The target vocab will be: hot, cold, sunny, cloudy, windy, foggy, stormy and rainy. The students will then produce their own sentences using the target vocabulary and grammar structures. Next there will be a listening exercise and an information gap.


Abc Board Markers
Abc Flash Cards
Abc Patafix
Abc Listening Fill in the Map Hand Out
Abc Listening Fill in the Map Answer Key
Abc Information Gap Student A
Abc Information Gap Student B
Abc Weather Report
Abc Information Gap Answer Key
Abc Word Cards

Main Aims

  • To make students describe and produce sentences about the weather.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review, clarification and practice of weather and seasons in the context of Turkey


Word Game (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I will draw a set of stairs and a stick figure of a man at the top. At the bottom there will be water and a shark. I will model it like hangman and put letters and everytime a word is wrong the man will go a step lower.

Teaching The Structure (8-10 minutes) • To introduce students to the structure the weather is

I will put each season flash card on the board and put the students in pairs. I will give each pair two cards with weather words on them. The pairs will then decide what season to put the cards under. Then I will use the first card (for example summer and sunny) and model a sentence, In summer the weather is sunny. Then in their pairs the students will try to produce the rest of the sentences. Model: In ______ the weather is ______

Vocab teaching (8-10 minutes) • To teach the vocabulary about weather and seasons

I will show flash cards with the vocabulary and I will have students name the weather by elicitation. I will make sure to drill and repeat so they learn them perfectly. I then do the same with the four seasons.

Listening (10-10 minutes) • To complete a map of Turkey while listening to a description of the weather containing the target structures and vocabulary

I will provide a map of Turkey that has 10 cities on it. I will then read a description of Turkey and they will need to listen and write the weather for the cities. The first one will be done as an example. I will then give them an answer key and they can check in pairs.

Free Practice/Information Gap (10-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

I will divide the students in pairs and give one member a map of Turkey that has 10 cities on it, 5 with the weather filled in. Then the other member will have a map with the other 5 filled in. Without showing each other, they will ask questions and try to fill in the map. Model: What's the weather like in _______?

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