Azza Azza

Dealing With Stress
A2 level


-Students will learn about "stress" and what makes something stressful. -Students will be able to identify and talk about appropriate relaxation techniques.


Abc Matching sentences handout/google doc
Abc Matching Pairs
Abc Vocab Clarification

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and scan reading practice using a text about teenage stress in the context of a website's FAQ

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a expressing opinion and giving solutions in the context of "teenage stress"


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

1-Show a short video clip from a cartoon to the students. 2-Ask them how does the main character seem ? "Does he seem okay" ? "Is he scared ?" 3-Have them discuss and answer the questions.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

1-On the platform Nearpod have the students play a game of matching pairs to expose them to the target Lg. 2-Ask the students to think of situations where they have been through any of the mentioned feelings recently. If they all say no or they all go silent show another clip and have them identify the showcased feeling and talk about it.

Highlighting (4-8 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

1-Share the handouts with the students and ask them to match the halves. 2-In B/O rooms let them check their answers. 3-Correct the answers in the OC

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

1-Share the screen with the students and elicit the vocab items from them via images. 2-Give them the definitions of the words. 3-Have them use the words in sentences.

Controlled Practice (Gist) (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

1-Ask the students to read the text and individually work on task 2 (SB page 18) 2-In B/O rooms have them check their answers. 3-In open class collectively correct the answers.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-15 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Part I: ________________ 1-Have the students fill in the blanks (task 3 page 19) individually. 2-In B/O have them check their answers. 3-Collectively correct the exercice. _________________ Part II _________________ 1-Watch the video clip (Ex 5 page 19) and have the students fill in the table. 2-In B/O rooms ask them to check their answers 3-Correct collectively in OC and play the video clip again. ______________ Part III __________________ 1-Put the students in pairs and have them identify ways to relax that were mentioned in the text and ask them to think of new ones. 2-Have each pair share their ideas with the rest of the class.

Free Practice (10-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

1-Ask the students to think of their top 3 ways to deal with stress and why, individually 2-In B/O ask the students to share their ideas. 4-Have them report back on each other in Open Class.

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