Ekaterina Chicherina Ekaterina Chicherina

Lesson 2.1 (50 mins) What are you good at?
B1 level


In this lesson, the students learn vocabulary to describe personality traits.


Abc Student's Book

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a telling about their own in the context of abilities

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist and scan reading practice using a text about special abilities in the context of traits of personality


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

Ss make a list of five things they are good at & three they are bad at. Ss in pairs discuss and find out what they are good and bad at.

Exposure (5-7 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

Ss have to connect the words with their definitions.

Useful Language (6-8 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

In pairs Ss do the ex. 2a, they read the sentences and find positive and negative words in bold, nouns and adjectives.

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

T. sets task 4. There are 2 headlines written on the board: 'The Human Computer' and 'The Human Camera'. The students guess and say their ideas concerning the text content. Then Ss read the text in pairs. Students A read 'The Human Computer', and Students B read 'The Human Camera'. Then they say which idea is the closest to the prediction. Then the students read the texts one more time and do exercise 4C. Then the students are ready to tell about the persons from the texts. So, students A tell students B, and they exchange it.

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

2-4 Ss tell to the class about the people from the texts. In the feedback session T writes incorrect sentences she heard during the activity, asks Ss to correct them

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