Farouk Zaabab Farouk Zaabab

TP2 (Countries and Nationalities)
Elementary level


In this lesson, students will be introduced to countries and nationlities. They wil match nationalities to their countries (flags) by choosing one correct nationality. The students do a WC drill and some individual drills to become aqcuainted with the right pronunciation of nationalities. Ss will do a matching exercise between famous major cities and their corresponding countries .Then they will be presented with a map that includes the same famous city names; but this time they are situated in other countries.This will be followed with a listening for gist activity to set the scenes of three dialogues, and a listening for details activity wil follow. Finally, Ss will have a short speaking discussion about the food, the religion, the people, and the weather of some countries ( Italy, America, and Japan).


Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed listening practice in the context of Countries and Nationalities.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide vocabulary review and practice in the context of nationalities.


Lead-In (2-3 minutes) • To introduce the idea of countries and nationalities.

The teacher greets the Ss and uses his own picture standing next to his country's flag -PPT-to elicit the words country and nationality. The rationale behind using real pictures is that they attract students' attention and prepare them for the activity. .

Vocabulary Activity 1 (4-7 minutes) • To pre-teach vocabulary for the main task.

T tells Ss to look at WB and notice as he demonstrates the exercise (TP2 act 1). T asks another student to demonstrate to make sure they get the Instructions right. Ss do the exercise individually then check in pairs ( T makes this clear via ICQs).WC feedback follows and teacher drills some nationalities with the Ss.

Vocabulary Activity 2 (4-7 minutes) • To focus on the word formation of nationalities ( suffixes: ese, an, and ish)

T Makes a demo (adapted vocab activity 2) and asks ICQs before giving the HO. Ss do the exercise individually, check in pairs, and then do a WC feedback (focus on stress in pronunciation). T drills the pronunciation of the words: Mexican, Russian, French, American, Spanish...etc.

Pre-Listening (2-3 minutes) • To prepare the students for the first listening by raising interest and anticipating the topic

T elicits the context of the conversations that will come through pictures (Materials: Listening context Hotel Party Airport).

Gist Listening (2-4 minutes) • To provide Ss with practice in gist listening

T gives a demo of ex 1 p 19 (materials; demo before map) and checks instructions. T then shows a map (Materials: Pre-listening Map ). T asks: Is the map right or wrong? Ss will possibly answer that it is wrong or that there is a mistake. T leads them to listen to the three conversations

Listening for Details (6-10 minutes) • To provide Ss with more challenging details listening

T gives the "listening for details HO" after checking with the students what they are going to do (ICQs). Ss do the exrecise (Materials: Listening for details HO) individually, check in pairs and finally do WC feedback. T checks their understanding using CCQs to make sure they got the details from the tape.

Post-listening (Speaking) (7-10 minutes) • To provide the Ss with an opportunity of free practice (Fluency activity) using the nationality-related vocabulary .

T divides the students into groups (of three) to speak about the food, people, and weather of a country they choose from the board. After this, T monitors. T selects some of the students to report about what they like in the country they chose before. T corrects the mistakes and gives feedback.

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