Mohamed Mohamed

Tips on How to Behave
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students learn about the different customs in countries, and practice by giving examples. The lesson will begin by discussing the different customs in Egypt and learn new vocabulary. Next part of the lesson would be listening to two people speaking about the different customs, which students will participate in an activity in pairs to brainstorm different tips for a foreigner and have a class discussion about it. Finally, we will do some feedback and delayed error corrections.


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Main Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a Conversation in the context of Learn new vocabulary and practice them in the speaking task.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Encourage them to use the language necessary for the task


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

In the lead in, they will be in pairs, T will ask them where they are from, tell them a tradition that Libyans practice between the east/west, and ask SS what they practice in different parts of Egypt. students will have three minutes then two minutes for class discussion.

Exposure (5-8 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

Introducing the meaning of Special Customs through pictures(food & clothes), example, and CCQ: for example, a special custom in Egypt is Koshari 1) Are clothes part of special customs? To Greet: T Will be using pictures to describe to greet Split the Bill: T will be using ICQ to describe split the bill/fifty-fifty, Basant and Farida are having lunch together, they get a receipt with 100 pounds when they split the bill, 1) will only one person pay when splitting the bill? 2) will Basant and Farida pay 50 pounds each? 3) what is another word for Split the bill? Address people: ICQ, Muntasir is your teacher, 1) Do you call him Muntasir or Mr. Muntasir? 2) You have an uncle named Steven, would you call them Steven or uncle Steven? Including other new vocabulary, Fashionable, address people

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

SS will be doing a listening , they will listen to an audio of two people talking about the different accepted traditions from the handout given to them. Students then will have time to write fill in the answer in the box, following pair work and passing answer key by sticking it on the wall, and asking them to get it. There will be some class feedback. ICQ: 1) Are special occasions mean weddings only? 2) Do special occasions show us what is okay and not okay to do in a country?

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

Students will be taught different important things that will help, such as: When people generalize, they talk in plural form, example, Many Egyptians like to stay out late. Individually, students will perform a task where they brainstorm, write different tips they would recommend to a tourist visiting Egypt, related to the categories mentioned previously in the box. They will have 3 minutes. ICQ: 1) Are you going to work in pairs? 2) Are you going to use the box to make your tips? 3) Are the tips going to be for an Egyptian? In pairs, Students will then role play, one student will be a foreigner, and the other will be the person giving tips about Egypt from the box.

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

While students were working on the different tasks that were given to them, I will be focused on preparing notes of my own on their experiences In this stage, I will point out some of the mistakes and their corrections using ICQ.

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