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Colours and nationalities
Beginners level


In this lesson, students are going to be introduced to different colours and nationalities. They are going to practice them in different activities through different stages of the lesson.


Abc realia
Abc textbook page handout

Main Aims

  • To introduce and give practice in colours and nationalities.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Speaking practice


warmer (4-5 minutes) • To activate students schemata to elicit what colours they may know

I place different coloured items or pens in different corners of the room and I ask students to g to the corner once I say the color

Lead in (4-5 minutes) • To introduce and practice the colours properly

I ask students to look at my skirt and ask them, "What color is my skirt?" (Well, I am going to have to wear something which has different colours which is my reason for choosing the skirt, so feel free to ask my classmates about it!) Then, They practice asking the same question in pairs..

Colour practice (10-12 minutes) • To provide more practice for colours

At this point, I play the audio to make them listen and repeat the colours. I show them colouring pens and I ask them to say the color. Then I show them colourede cards with the colour written on them and they have to say the colour of the cards not the writing. Then, They have to say the writing. After that, they match them on the board.

countries and nationalities (10-12 minutes) • To introduce different flags for different countries and practice their nationalities

I show them the flag of Turkey and I ask them what country is this? Then I ask them what colour is this "flag"? to introduce the word. After that, I ask a yes/no question.. Are you Turkish? Through this, I introduce the nationality.. I write the example on the board. I show them flags for different countries and ask them what country is that. At this point, we can play the memory game. ex, 2, p.26

nationality practice (6-7 minutes) • To introduce and practice nationalities

This stage can be done using the cards form the last game. I place four different categories on the board and they have to put the right nationality in the right column.... ex, 2 CE p. 107

Freer practice (3-4 minutes) • students practice nationalities

By showing them the flags from a different stage, they practice nationalities and colours by asking: "what's your nationality?" "What colour is the flag of your country?"

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