Nada Nada

People's experiences and feelings
grade 5 level


In this lesson, students will learn about people's experiences and feelings. the lesson will start by asking the students to look at some pictures to predict the content of the text, then the teacher will play the audio for them to listen to the text. The teacher will present the new vocabulary and ask students to highlight the meanings and synonyms. In the end, students will talk about experiences.


Abc CD player
Abc whiteboard
Abc Flashcards
Abc papers
Abc coursebook
Abc CD player

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of feelings in the context of people's experiences.
  • To talk about experiences.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To predict the content of the text from the pictures. ( real life experiences, possibly about a person who experienced a disaster)
  • To provide clarification of adjectives of feelings in the context about a huge wave/ tsunami that hit a holiday resort in Thailand..
  • To provide clarification of new vocabulary (swallowed, experience, massive, shocked, safe, lonely, relieved, rescue, screaming)


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

The teacher asks students to look at the pictures on P. 20 and think; What unit 2A is about? (real-life experiences/feelings). The teacher listens to the students' answers carefully.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To predict the content of a text from pictures.

The teacher draws students' attention to the pictures and elicits what they show (a tropical beach, a huge wave/tsunami, a flooded area with damaged houses). The teacher brainstorms with the class for ideas for what the text might be about. The teacher plays the recording. Students listen and follow the text to check.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • to present new vocabulary and draw students' attention to the target language

The teacher allows some time for the students to highlight the new words/phrases. The teacher allows students to look up the words/phrases in the word list.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

The teacher writes to questions about the text on the whiteboard and asks students to answer them ( Which natural disaster did mark experience?/ How did he feel?) in a paper, students can work in pairs. (activity 1) The teacher then corrects their answers on the spot.

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

The teacher sticks some flashcards for the new vocabularies on the whiteboard and asks students to repeat after her to practice pronunciation and intonation. The teacher then elicits the meaning of the words and asks students in groups to highlight words and the meanings in their word list (at the end of the book).

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

The teacher asks students to work in pairs, each two students ask each other questions about the funniest, saddest, or scariest experience on holiday. and write the answers in papers. The teacher monitors and helps students who are in need of help.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

The teacher asks students to use their partner's answers on the previous exercise and to tell the class about her/his funniest/saddest/scariest experience on holiday.

Web site designed by: Nikue