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TP 3
Elementary-A2 level


This is a vocabulary lesson that sets the context. The listening gives the Ss the opportunity to hear the target vocabulary in context. It also provides the source for the grammar to be focused on in the next lesson.


Main Aims

  • To enable the Ss to understand the meaning use of the verb collocations in the context of New Year's resolutions.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To allow the Ss to focus onthe verb collocations through listening to people's New Year's resolutions.


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

T enters the class with “Jingle Bells” Song related with the New Year. T asks students "When do we listen to this song?, How do people in your country celebrate New Year?, Do you have any plans on each New Year's Eve?, What kind of New Year’s resolutions do you make?". Then, T teaches celebrate and New Year’s resolution (a promise you make at New Year to improve your life in some way). T drills these words/phrases with the class. Students discuss the questions in pairs.

Listening for Gist (10-12 minutes) • To infer links between events and real-world knowledge and to enable the Ss to guess the meaning of words from the context.

T focuses students on the picture and asks where the people are (at a New Year's Eve party). Then, T focuses students on pictures A-E and tells them that these are the people's New Year's resolutions. T plays the recording (SB pl56). Students listen and match the people to their New Year's resolutions A-E. Ss check answers with their partners.

Listening for Detail (10-12 minutes) • To clarify the meaning and the use of the verb collocations through listening for details.

Students decide on true or false statements in the exercise 4a. Students work in pairs and compare answers in pairs. T plays the recording again. Students listen and check their answers. T checks answers with the class.

Clarification of TL (14-16 minutes) • To recognize word collocations such as work harder; lose weight; stop eating sweet things; do a computer course; have fun; move house, to interpret word order patterns and their significance.

T puts students into pairs and asks them to think of as many collocations as they can with the verbs in bold in ex. 2. While students are working, T draws the word maps from SB p. 144 on the board. T elicits students' ideas and writes them on the board. T checks students understanding of the new phrases like eating sweet things (chocolate, cake, etc.), have fun (enjoy yourself) and move house (go to live in a new house or flat). T models and drills the collocations like eating sweet things (chocolate, cake, etc.), have fun (enjoy yourself), move to another country, move house, do a course.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and give Ss to practice TL

Ss choose the correct words or phrases. Ss work in pairs. At the end of the lesson they make their New Year’s resolutions with their partners.

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