Luis Miguel Gonzalez Luis Miguel Gonzalez

TP 5- Speaking
Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson, designed for Upper Intermediate students, they will practice and improve their speaking skills in the context of talking about experiences and memorable events from their lives. In addition, they will be provided with some useful phrases and vocabulary in order to put them into practice while speaking.


Abc Google Slides
Abc New Cutting Edge Upper-Intermediate

Main Aims

  • To introduce and provide practice of speaking for fluency in the context of describing an event.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist listening practice using an audio about a memorable event.
  • To provide students useful language when it comes to talking about experiences in their lives.


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

Students will be shown a series of images that represent certain events and will be asked how they call those events. Some answers will be elicited in order to get them familiarized with the vocabulary about the events (useful for the speaking stage). Then, they will be asked one yes or no question in order to start setting the context of experiences. * Have you ever been to any of these events? (Follow-up questions will be asked if necessary)

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

Students will listen to an audio in which 2 people will talk about some memorable events from their lives. While listening to the audio, students will have to answer three questions about such memorable events. They will be asked to answer those questions from one of the two people only, not both. *What was the event? *Where and when did it take place? *What was the atmosphere like? After that, they will be sent to different breakout rooms to exchange their answers for 3/4 minutes and the brought back in order to report the answers to me.

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

Students will be presented with some useful phrases that were used in the previous audio, and some that weren't. This, in order to ensure a good flow in the following speaking task. For the MFP of these phrases, I am going to focus on four of them only, which I consider to be the most problematic ones.

Productive Task (13-15 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Students will be given the Speaking Task, in which they will have to talk about a memorable event from their lives. They will be instructed to use the phrases from the Useful language list and will be given four questions they should try to answer while talking about their experiences. *What was the event? *Where and when did it take place? *Who were you with? *What was the atmosphere like? They will have 5 minutes to discuss, then they will change rooms with different partners and will do the process again. They will be rotated at least twice during the whole stage. In the end, if there's time left, some of them will be asked to share their experience as an open class.

Feedback and Error Correction (3-5 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Students will be provided with the Delayed Error Correction with emphasis on Grammar and Pronunciation.

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