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Lesson observation
Grade 5, A2 /A2+ level


In this lesson, students will learn more about the use of vocabulary linked to Unit 6 (Around the world). The lexis related to travelling will be pre-taught as a start, used in guided practice in a short quiz "Find someone who...", then employed to write a postcard differentiated through a jigsaw model provided for them. Finally, they will exchange peer feedback on something they liked and another which may be improved.


Main Aims

  • To provide gist listening practice using a podcast about telling anecdotes in the context of travel

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide product writing practice of a postcard in the context of travel experience


Warmer/Lead-in (4-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

- The teacher shows the students a photo to set the context. - T elicits meaning by asking CCQs (concept checking questions) Questions: - Where do you think this photo was taken? - Do you recognize the photo on the board? - What do you think the lesson is going to be about? - Lead-in question: Where was your last travel destination?

Exposure (5-7 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

- Students watch the vodcast (video podcast) of the teacher's travel experience and answer the question related to the main idea: What is the main idea in the video? Answers are shared in closed pairs. Check your friend's answer next to you and see if it's the same as yours.

Highlighting the vocabulary (5-9 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

- You have been handed out scrapts of paper, one is for the word, the other one is for the definition. - Assemble them together to match each word with its definition. - Check your answers on the answer key on the board. The list: * Anecdote * Plot * check-in * landing * sightseeing * suitcase * landmark * journey * hicking * first aid-kit * dizzy - Now, sort them out as adjectives, nouns, gerunds, and verbs.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Find someone who...? - The teacher asks students to read the questions and the answer sheet and get ready once they hear the music, they stand up and ask their friends (as many as possible) to fill the table with the suitable information. Music: - Sharing answers: How many on the list: - Hates to travel. - Learned a lesson from a travel experience. - Plans to travel to another country soon. - Travelled to an English-speaking country. - Feels dizzy while on the plane. - Stayed in a low-cost hotel. - Tried an unusual means of transportation while traveling. * Write results on the board.

Semi-Controlled Practice: Writing a postcard (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Follow the teacher's example in the first part of the lesson, the listening to write a postcard to a friend to tell him/her about an anecdote that you remember about a travel exeperience. Start your letter with the following: Dear (friend's name), I hope that all is well with you. You will not believe what happened to me here in (place: country)! ....

Sharing answers (8-10 minutes) • Peer feedback

- After finishing the writing task, every student hangs on the wall his postcard. - The others will choose one randomly and have to read it to say a positive comment in your friend's writing and another one you thing that could be improved for next time. - Students give back the postacard to the one who wrote it with the added feedback.

Reflection on the lesson (3-7 minutes) • Students will reflect on their performance in the lesson

Following your friend's feedback on your writing, what do you think should be improved for next time you write a postcard?

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