Mine Ozturk Mine Ozturk

TP7 - Writing
Pre-intermediate level


In this lesson, student will practice writing a dating profile using adjectives and a relative clause -specifically "someone who..." Lead-in starts with a picture of four people asking each other the question "What is s/he like?" and answering "S/she is someone who..." In the next stage, students see a dating profile example and answer questions about the text. Finally, students write a dating profile after choosing one of two people on the slide, followed by peer-check and final feedback.


Main Aims

  • To provide product and process writing practice of a a profile in the context of dating

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about a profile in the context of dating


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

There is a picture of four people who are asking each other in pairs what someone is like, and the other person answers with relative clause -specifically with "someone who..." phrase Students will be asked what they are talking about and what the topic might be.

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

For the same dating profile, students will answer different variety of questions about the text's features such as the adjectives, clauses, and the stages. They will match the paragraphs with the most suitable description and short answer to the other questions.

Language Preparation (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading

Students are shown a short dating profile (adjusted to their level) where a woman tells about herself and what kind of a partner she is looking for. They answer three gist questions about the profile and its main idea to have a general understanding.

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

Students have two people to write a dating profile to. They need to choose one and create a profile according to the profile shown as an example beforehand. The text should be 60-80 words. Individually or in pair will be decided by them. The checklist (three adjective, two someone who phrases and one or more like/dislike sentence/s) is provided while giving the instructions and on the slide.

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

Once a student is done with their task, another student will check their work. (or pairs) After they check each others' works, they will give an example of error if they have noticed and that will be shown and fixed on the whiteboard.

Web site designed by: Nikue