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Vocabulary Lesson - Incredible People
Elementary level


In this lesson, SS have an opportunity to familiarize and practice vocabulary items and their collocations in the context of "Tidying up with Marie Kondo" documentary and "Incredible People". Students will have a pre-reading vocabulary section for the text named "Ben Underwood".


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of eight vocabulary items in the context of "Tidying up with Marie Kondo" documentary introduction video and "Ben underwood" text on the reading book.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide listening practice using a documentary intro about tidying up the houses in the context of "Tidying up with Marie Condo"
  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a pair discussion in (what do we call the inner - outer circle game) with given questions in the context of Incredible People.


Lead-in and Contextualization (5-8 minutes) • To activate ss’ interest and engage them in the topic and prepare them for the oncoming context

T introduces Marie Kondo to the students. T starts tidying up the classroom by taking some SS' coats and hanging them, or tidying her desk or pretending to wipe the WB and her desk. T - WC: - Do you like tidying up your room? SS: Yes / No... T - WC: (A messy room visual on Powerpoint) - How does this room look like? Is it tidy? SS: No! T - WC: Then... Is this room messy? (T makes a gesture to elicit the meaning of "messy") SS. Yes! T - WC (Marie Kondo visual on Powerpoint) - Do you know about her? SS: Yes / No, If yes, "Marie Kondo" T: Excellent! She is Marie Kondo! What is she famous for? SS: She has a programme on Netlix... She likes tidying up... She tidies people's houses... T: Yes, exactly! I love her! She is incredible! T - WC: (Another visual of Marie Kondo on Powerpoint) - Then, what is her job? SS - She is... (a housewife / designer / TV star / etc... T - Yes, she is an expert in tidying up! She loves her job! Do you want to watch her? T - WC: (Introduction video of Tidying up with Marie Kondo on Powerpoint) Instruction: Now you will watch the video once, and write True or False next to the questions. If you think it is False, please correct them. T distributes comprehension questions for the video to the class: True / False Exercise material 1. She is excited because she loves mess __ 2. The first house on the video is tidy __ 3. People are unhappy to see Marie Kondo in their house __ 4. It is easy for people to say goodbye to their clothes __ 5. People want to change their house __ T - WC: - Let's watch the video again! Instruction: Now you will watch the video again and answer a or b! Multiple choice Questions: 1. People feel ______ because of the clutter. a) stressed b) relaxed 2. Marie Kondo tidies __________ in the house. a) kitchen items b) clothes 3. Marie Kondo ________ the carpet. a) touches b) kisses 4. Some people __________ in the video. a) dance b) cry 5. The title of the show is __________________________. a) Tidying up with Marie Kondo b) Messing up with Marie Kondo T - WC: So... Does Marie Kondo help people with their messy houses? SS- Yes! T - WC: - Can we say that she is an incredible person? SS: Yes! T - WC: Why is she incredible? (Question is on the Powerpoint) - Please discuss this question in pairs! You have 3 minutes to answer. T puts SS in pairs after giving the instruction. S - S: Discuss the question T- S: T asks a S from each pair. Answers vary... 1. incredible T - WC (On Powerpoint) (if time) T: How do you feel when you fail? Do you give up? Or do you try harder? SS: TRY! SAD! CRY! Now we will watch a video about some famous people and their failures before they became successful. Video Task: Pick one of the famous people on this video and tell your partner why is s / he incredible? Example Sentence: Lionel Messi is an incredible football player! He has seven best footballer of the world awards. CCQs: 1. Is Messi a special footballer? 2. Is it amazing that Messi has so many prizes? (gesture) T - WB ( Powerpoint) - Messi with his award. Definition: impossible or very difficult to believe, amazing. Pronunciation: ɪnˈkredəbl Stress: ˈkre Form: adjective 2. dream job T - WC: - So... What is her job? SS - ... T (Powerpoint on WB) - She is a Youtubber! She is a TV Star! T - WC: - Is this her "dream" job? Does she really want to do this job? Is she happy? SS - ... T - WC: - So, Marie Kondo 's dream job is to be a Youtubber on tidying. What is my dream job? SS - Teacher! Example Sentence: Being a Youtuber is Marie Kondo's dream job. CCQs: 1. Is a dream job a job you hate? Ss - No! 2. Do you really want this job? Ss - Yes! 3. Is teaching my dream job? Ss - Yes! Definiton: The perfect job, the job that you want more than any other. Pronunciation: driːm dʒɒb Stress: dream Form: Noun Phrase (noun + noun)

Vocabulary on p. 148 and 150 (15-20 minutes) • Eliciting the meaning and drilling the pronunciation of the vocabulary items in the reading passage

(Words and their meanings wil be given on Powerpoint) T - WB (on Powerpoint) 3. worth T - WC (Powerpoint) - Do you know Rolex watches? SS - Yes... - Is a Rolex expensive? SS - Yes... - Is it valuable? SS - Yes... - So do you know how expensive it is? Can you guess? SS - Answers may vary. Example 1: A Rolex watch is worth 40 Thousand Turkish Liras! CCQs: 1. What is the value of a Rolex watch? 2. Do you need to pay a lot of money to buy a Rolex watch? Example 2: How much is this painting worth? Definition: (adj): The amount of something that you can buy or sell for a specific price. Pronunciation: wɜːrθ Stress: "wɜ" Form: Adjective: used like a preposition, followed by a noun, pronoun or number. 4. blind T - WC (Powerpoint) Blind picture? - Can this man see anything? Ss - No.. (Video on Powerpoint) / Video content: What do blind people see? T - WC: - Now you will watch a video about a blind man and let's see if he can see anything. Example: She’s almost blind in her right eye. CCQs: - Can she see in her right eye? SS - No... - Is everything dark for her? SS - Yes... Definition: not able to see Pronunciation: blaɪnd Stress: aın 5. inspire T - WC (on Powerpoint) T: Now we will watch very energetic sports people and you already know some of them. Video Task: - What famous male / female footballers are there in the video? - What is the main idea of the video? a) everything is possible when you are a good team b) we can have a lot of fun while playing football c) women can play football very well Example Sentence: Messi's incredible performance inspired the Argentinian Team to a win against Brazil. CCQ: - Did Messi affect his team mates positively? - Did Argentina win by the help of Messi? - Did the team feel motivated thanks to Messi's performance? Definition: To make other people feel that they want to do something. Pronunciation: ɪnˈspaɪə(r) Stress: spa Form: Transitive verb 6. operation T - WB (On Powerpoint) T - WC: Do you like Teddy Bears? Let us watch a video about our Teddy Bear. Video Task: There is something wrong with Teddy because .... CCQs: 1. Does the doctor cut Teddy's stomach? 2. Does the doctor put something new inside Teddy? 3. Does Teddy need this process because it is not feeling well? Example Sentence: The player needed another operation on his injured knee. CCQ: Did the doctors repair the player's knee? Did the player need to go to the hospital for his injury? Definition: The process when doctors cut your body to repair it or to remove something. Pronunciation: ˌɒpəˈreɪʃn Stress: ˈreɪ Form: noun 7. respect (v) T - WB (on Powerpoint) Example sentences: - You should respect your parents. CCQs: 1. Should you be rude to your parents? SS: No! 2. Should you talk to your parents politely? SS: Yes! - She is a good teacher, I respect her. 1. Do you have a good opinion of your teacher? SS: Yes! 2. Do you listen to your teacher because she teaches well SS: Yes! 8. respect (n) You should show him some respect. If you want to get respect, you should treat people politely. Definition: to like or to have a very good opinion of someone because of their knowledge, achievements, etc. Pronunciation: rɪˈspekt Stress: spekt Form: verb / noun 9. admire T - WB (on Powerpoint) T - WC: - Do these kids think that he is an amazing player? - Do they want to be like him one day? - Do they think he is a bad player? Example Sentence: He really admires his father and wants to be like him. CCQs (1 CCQ for each slide on Powerpoint) 1. Does he have a positive opinion of his father? 2. Does he want to spend a lot of time with his father? 3. Does he want to be like his father? Does he dress like his father? 4. So... Who do you admire the most? Definition. to respect or approve of someone; to find someone or something attractive. Pronunciation: ədˈmaɪə(r) Stress: maɪ Form: verb 10. talent T - WB (on Powerpoint) T - WC: - Do you know this show? - What is this show about? SS: Answers may vary... T - WC: Now you will watch a short video on the British version of the show and let's see if they have got talent! End of video: T - WC: - Do they have talent? Example Sentence: Tarkan has a very special talent in music and dancing. T - WB: (on Powerpoint) Brief CCQ: - Do you think he is a successful musician? - Do you think he makes wonderful songs? - Do you know his last song? Definition: a natural ability to do something well. Pronunciation: ˈtælənt Form: noun

Controlled Practice of Vocabulary (4-5 minutes) • Helping ss practice the vocabulary items by filling in the gaps

T - WC Instruction: Now you will work in teams. Pick your friend, get tohether, and give a name to your team! You have 1 minute to create your team. (After the teams are created): T - S: What is your team's name? (T writes the name on the board). T - S: And what is your team's name? (T write the other team's name on the board.) Instruction: As a team, fill in the gaps with the words on the box on the screen. When you finish, raise your hand and I will check your answers. The winner team (finishes early) will get a special prize! It is a surprise! Fill in the Gaps Activity: 1. After the ____________________ on his foot, Alex had to stay in hospital until he could walk again. 2. Where does her musical __________________ come from? From her parents? 3. What a(n) ___________________ performance by the Kenyan long - distance runner! He became the first person to run a marathon in less than 2 hours. 4. Being a TV presenter is my _________________. I really want to work for a TV channel and present the News one day! 5. Students always show Aylin teacher _______________ because they think she is kind, positive and understanding. 6. Turkey's National Women's Volleyball Team _____________ a lot of young girls to start doing sports. 7. Nowadays, 400 grams of kaşar cheese is ______________ 50 Liras! That is so expensive! 8. There are guide dogs for ______________ people. They help them to walk and do other activities easily. Feedback: on Powerpoint and maybe on a handout.

Collocations with the vocabulary items (if time) • Eliciting the collocations of several vocabulary items

T - WB (on Powerpoint) Instruction: In your teams, guess the correct collocation with the word on the WB. 1. RESPECT a) show respect b) put respect 2. TALENT a) many talent b) a lot of talent 3. DREAM JOB a) What is your dream job? b) What does your dream job do? 4. ADMIRE a) admire to my teacher b) admire my teacher

Free Practice - Vocabulary Game: Eccentric Circles (4-5 minutes) • To help personalise the lexical items

T - WB (On Powerpoint) T - WC: Let's play a fun game! Are you ready? We will play eccentric circles. You know this game? Can you make your circles in 1 minute? Let's stand up! T hands out the question cards to the inner circle. Instruction: Now inside circle! Listen to me carefully! I will hand you lovely questions and discuss these questions with the person in front of you. After half a minute, I will ring the bell and outer circle should move! Eccentric Circle Questions: 1. Do you admire your teacher? Why? 2. Do you respect old people? Why? How do you show your respect to them? 3. Do you have a special talent for something? What do you want to do to improve your talent? 4. Who is the most incredible person for you? Why is he or she incredible? 5. Can you inspire a person? How can you do that?

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