Delaram Delaram

Speaking lesson
Elementary level


In this lesson, students learn how to describe and talk about what they wear in different situations. First, they do a whole class activity in order to activate their background knowledge about various types of clothes. Then they learn how to describe what they wear through a controlled practice, seating back to back trying to guess what their partner/partners are wearing. As they gain enough knowledge and confidence to make conversations about clothing, they move on to the next activity, which is a semi controlled practice, describing what they wear in different places and situations. The last stage belongs to a whole class game and is followed by delayed correction.


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Main Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a Conversation in the context of Style, clothing

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of Present simple/ present continuous in the context of Clothing, style


Warmer/Lead-in (2-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Ask students to talk about their day, starting randomly with one of them. Then the first student should give another student a compliment on what they are wearing that session. Next the second student is supposed to talk about their day and after finishing, give a random student a compliment on their clothes. This goes on until all students talk about their day and give others a compliment.

Exposure (2-4 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a situation

Ask students to look under their desk or the back of their seats to find a picture. They should guess the name of each piece of clothes and try to match them with the words written on the board. Then stick each picture above related word on the board.

Useful Language (2-4 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Ask students to read each word on the board out loud. The teacher makes sure students pronounce the words right and clarifies their meaning if needed.

Controlled practice (2-4 minutes) • Provide a model to help Ss perform the speaking task

Ask Ss to sit back to back and hand each one of them out a picture of people wearing different clothes. Each group of Ss should guess what is the person in their partner’s picture wearing. Then one or two of the Ss can explain their answers.

Productive Task (3-5 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Give Ss some photo cards and ask them to stand up and search for another student who has the same photo card in their hands. Students then have some time to discuss what they wear in different situations and places based on the options written behind their photo cards. Ss should take notes about what their partner says so that they can report it back to the class.

Productive Task (2) (5-8 minutes) • To develop fluency through a free practice

Ask Ss to sit in a circle with one student in the middle. The student in the middle has a few moments to describe something they wear, not mentioning the place or situation. Other Ss can guess what is the place or situation. The first one to guess is the winner of that round. Ss take turns and finally, the one with more points wins a cookie/chocolate.

Feedback and error correction (2-4 minutes) • To provide feedback on students’ performance

Write the incorrect sentences on the board. Pair Ss up and ask them to find the problem with the sentences. Finally check whether or not they can correct the sentences.

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