Genevieve Genevieve

Upper Intermediate level


This lesson is intended to introduce vocabulary and provide opportunities for students to implement new language while they practice speaking for fluency.


Abc New Cutting Edge (upper intermediate)

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of achievements

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of phrases related to personal and collective success in the context of ac


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

Introduce photos of people responsible for great achievements, ask students to name those pictured.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

Address the achievements of select individuals, ask students to elaborate on their achievements. What do you think this might be the theme for this lesson? Why? Does everyone agree?

Useful Language (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Send students to breakout rooms with a gap fill exercise, students are given phrases useful to describing the achievements of others. OCF MFP is addressed, key words from the gap fill exercise are drilled for pronunciation once meaning is clarified. Number of syllables? Stress? Part of speech? what indicates the part of speech? is there a clue in the spelling, like a suffix or prefix? What tenses do we use when speaking about someone's past accomplishments?

Productive Task(s) (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Students are sent to break out rooms, to discuss the following questions: Which of humanity's achievements do you think are most important? Who was responsible for this achievement? What impact did this achievement have? What is something you have achieved that you are proud of? What impact did this achievement have? Two ten minute sessions

Feedback and Error Correction (8-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Ask students to relay some of their responses to the exercise. DEC- list examples of language observed including positives and error corrections.

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