Doaa Hussien Hassan Ayesh Doaa Hussien Hassan Ayesh

Speaking skills
Grade 8 level


In this lesson , students will activate their prior knowledge of their own experiences , learn how to ask and express their feelings towards them(interest - disbelief-shock) , practise listening for specific information , act out dialogues of their own experiences and describe a picture by writing about it , then presenting it.


Abc Audio C.D. recording
Abc pens
Abc Students book
Abc Students' copybooks

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a asking about an expeience and expressing interest , belief and shock.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide process and product writing practice of a description of a photo
  • To provide specific information listening practice using a dialogue about asking about an expeience and expressing interest , disbelief and shock.
  • To provide clarification and practice of language used for asking about an experience.
  • To provide clarification and practice of language used for expressing interest , disbelief and shock.
  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a of acting out a dialogue and describing a photo.
  • To activiate students' schema about the topic (travel /holiday bad experiences)


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

Teacher will start by talking about a bad experience that he had two years ago and will ask to start asking him for more information about his experience and tell him hoe they feel whewn they hear that then he will ask Ss to work in open pairs and ask each other about an expeience they have been through and to respond to what they are hearing by expressing shock , interest or disbelief.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

Teacher will play a recording and Ss will listen and repeat the expresssions one time chorally and then elicit which phrases express interest , disbelief and shock. After that Ss are asked to complete the dialogue (exercise 1b) using the phrases that they have listened to in (exercise 1a) , then play the recording and Ss check their answers and then elicit what went wrong on the trip and the style of the dialogue whether it is formal or informal.

Useful Language (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Teacher will present the useful language in ex.3 and clarify what is the role of each one of these one of these expressions(how to ask about an experience - how to narrate a bad experience - how to express interest and how to express disbelief and shock)

Productive Task(s) (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Teacher will ask Ss to work in pairs and role play the dialogue imagining that one of them went on a trip with a friend and things went wrong , he/she will use the prompts in ex.3 or his /her own ideas and the language in the box to act out a dialogue similar to the one in ex.1b. Some pairs are going to act out the dialogue in front of the class. They are advised to use facial expressions and gestures while speaking to express their feelings. Task#2: Teacher will draw Ss' attention to the photo and headings in ex.5 and ask Ss to work in closed pairs and make notes in their copybooks under the headings and use their notes to describe the picture. Teacher will montor the activity and Ss are asked to present some of their statements in front of the class.

Feedback and Error Correction (8-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Ss will self assess themselves as the teacher will play a recording of someone describing the photo in ex-5 and they will compare his description with theirs and will give the teacher a reflection of their own work. After that the teacher will give Ss an overall correction of their mistakes , what they have done well and their points of weaknesses and strengthes .(grammar - structure - how they used the highlighted language)

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