Reyhaneh Reyhaneh

Talking about money!
Upper-Intermediate level


Abc Lexis cards, Lexis HO, Talking HO1, Matching HO, Talking HO2

Main Aims

  • Helping students practice speaking in the context of a debate on money.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Introducing some expressions related to "money" to the students.


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

1.Write "Money talks!" in the middle of the board, then ask the students if they know what it means. 2. Ask them to say if they think it is true. 3. Explain to them that there are many expressions like that in which individual words do not have their real meaning. (Money doesn't really talk!) 4. Give a Persian example like that: Money is not the grass a bear eats!=You shouldn't waste the precious money. 5. Elicit some Turkish examples like that from the class.

Exposure (5-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

1. Ask the students to do Lexis 1 in pairs and guess any answer they don't know. 2. Check answers with the class. 3. Check the students' understanding of words and phrases in Lexis 1 through a matching activity.

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

1. Ask the students to work on Lexis 2 in pairs. They should discuss about the given items. 2. Ask each student to tell his/her answer to others. 3. Give the students two questions about money. 4. Ask them to guess in pairs how the people on CD would have answered those questions. 5. Put the students in small groups and ask them to give their personal answers to the questions in List. & Speaking 1& 3. 6. Ask each student about his/her answer to one of those questions to check his/her speaking skill.

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

1. When the students finish List. & Speak. 1 & 3 activities, let them check their answers by listening to some related texts. 2. If they have any problems related to meaning, form and pronunciation while speaking, take a note and explain it to them later on. Note: Don't interrupt them all the time since they may get confused and lose their self confidence.

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