Victor Victor

Speaking lesson
Upper intermediate level


To introduce and provide practice of speaking for fluency in the context of memorable events.



Main Aims

  • To introduce and provide fluency speaking practice by making and answering questoins in the context of memorable events

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide and practice useful language for describing and asking about events in the context of memorable events


Lead-in (4-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Show the picture of a personal memorable event and elicit the topic by asking the learners what they think about it (what it is, when it was, what I was doing...)

Exposure (4-6 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through writing

1. After practicing how to use the annotate function, learners will use it to write some types of memorable events in people's lives around the screen. 2. Providing an example first, learnes will have 3 minutes to write down 4-5 questions to interview another learner about a memorable event in their life.

Useful Language (7-9 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Present the useful language of page 75 (describing the event and asking about the event), analyzing the meaning, form and pronunciation (see "Apendix 1: TLAS")

Productive Task (21-23 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Learners will have the chance to interview someone else and also to answer the questions previously written about memorable events. Depending on the amount of students, it will be performed in pairs or groups of three, switching to different groups after 6 minutes (repeating the activity 3 times, if possible).

Feedback and Error Correction (4-6 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Provide learners with content and language feedback based on monitoring and the subsequent annotations of the task.

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