Adriana Quezada Adriana Quezada

Teaching practice 6
Upper Intermediate level


Main Aims

  • To practice functional language related to giving advice and making suggestions.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of giving advice and making suggestions in the context of studying abroad


Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students in the topic.

T posts the questions: Would you like to study English abroad? Where would you choose to go? T asks students to share ideas as a whole class. T asks students to think more in depth about it/ Students pair up and go to a Breakout Room to discuss reasons to study English abroad.

Exposure (5-7 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text about studying English abroad.

T tells students they will read an online discussion forum. Students are instructed to work individually on a Google Form to read a text and find the gist. They will read and choose the correct answer for three questions. After completing the reading, students will pair up to compare answers with a partner.

Highlighting (2-3 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

T elicits from students the target language found in text. (Giving advice and making suggestions)

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

T shows meanings (synonyms) of target language and displays the text so that students can find the phrases that match the synonyms. T shows answer keys. T displays the phrases and a list of forms that follow each phrase so that students can match. T shares answer key to check the exercise and highlights the pattern. T works on linking sound and sentence stress.

Controlled Practice (3-5 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice.

Students are asked to use the functional language to share advice about studying English abroad. They will share their ideas via chat box. T nominates 2 students to read the advice aloud and check for pronunciation.

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

T asks students to pair up. They will work in a Breakout Room, choose one case and discuss ideas. Students will use target language to give advice and make suggestions. Then students change partners, read another case and discuss ideas again. If time allows, this can be repeated one more time. T conducts OCFB to praise use of language and check areas of improvement.

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