mahmoud mahmoud

Copy of Giving Tips on How to Behave in a Foreign Country
Intermediate level


By the end of this lesson. learners should be able to use their passive knowledge about different cultures along with some prompts and helpful language to generate tips to a visitor to a foreign country on how to behave.


Abc Egypt! Handout
Abc listening for gist
Abc Google Pictures
Abc Egypt! Handout

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a Giving Generalizations and Tips in the context of a country with a different culture or different customs

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist listening practice using speeches in the context of what to do and what not to do in a foreign country.


Warmer/Lead-in (1-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Ss will watch two pictures and try to tell how the people in the pictures tried to adapt to the culture of the country where they were in. Ss brainstorm the things that any visitor to a country of different culture should consider and compare their answers to the gists in Exercise 1.

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

Ss listen to eight speakers and match their names to the gist. They check their answers in pairs. Ss are divided into 3 groups. They move around the class and try to complete the sentences in Ex. 2 with the phrases stick to the wall. T tells the Ss that capital and small letters will help them. T provides them with model answers.

Useful Language (6-8 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

With the help of the sentences in Ex. 2 and the audio they listened to, the teacher tries to elicit the language used to make generalizations and to give tips on what to do and what not to do in a foreign country. The teacher checks their understanding and drills the useful language then provides them with a visual record of the language..

Guided Practice (5-7 minutes) • To practice the language they learnt to make generalizations and to give tips

The teacher provides the Ss with the chance to make generalization about Egypt. The teacher asks Ss in pairs to give tips to a foreign tourist to Egypt on what to do and what not to do and provides them with certain points to discuss in their conversations.

Productive Task(s) (10-15 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

T divides the Ss into three groups and asks them to think of how Arab countries have different customs. Ss have one minute to brainstorm. Ss start talking to each other making generalizations about the countries they select and giving tips to any visitor to these countries on what to do and what not to do.

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

T monitors Ss during their free practice. Takes notes of their errors and provides delayed error correction. T may show Ss some correct language and praise Ss

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