Gregory Campbell Gregory Campbell

Tp 7
B1 level


In this lesson the student will be exposed to lexis relating to personality traits. The Ss will have time to explore the meaning of the lexis on their own. Then the Ss will have a pronunciation practice and a semi-controlled speaking practice.


Main Aims

  • to introduce and give practice in lexis to describe someone's personality

Subsidiary Aims

  • to give Ss speaking practice using the lexis related to personality traits


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

Put two pictures on the white board. Ask Ss to come to W/B and write words to describe the person. "Look at the pictures on the W/B. Think of a word or two to describe the people in the pictures." Model ICQ How many words to you write on the board? Monitor Ask the Ss do they agree or disagree with the words on the board to describe the people. "Do you agree or disagree with the words on the W/B to describe the people?" Elicit F/B

2 Focus on Lexis (5-7 minutes) • to introduce target vocab and focus on meaning of positive personality traits

Handout ex1 Ss match the words with the definitions in pairs and small groups "With a partner, match the words with the definitions. Use the pictures to help you."Model ICQ What are you going to do? Are you going to match the definitions with the pictures? Write lexis on W/B while Ss are working Put answers on the wall Ss check their answers

3 Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning and form of the target language

Ask, "Were there any words that were difficult for you?” Use CCQ and clarification techniques to check understanding – referring to pictures in the HO when necessary Imaginative – adj a person who can create new and interesting ideas in their mind Children are imaginative. They can create new stories and songs in their minds when they are playing. Was Mimar Sinan imaginative? Determined – adj a person who follows a plan even if it is difficult Do they give up when it is difficult or do they keep going? Do they have a plan to follow? Hard-working – adj a person who spends a lot of time and energy doing their work or studies Do they do all their work or only do a little bit? Is this person lazy? Talented – adj a person who is good at doing something such as music, art or sports The beatles were talented musicians. Pele and Maradona were talented football players. Cem Yilmaz is a talented comedian in Turkey. Can you think of other talented people? Is being talented normal or special? Principled – adj a person who has strong beliefs on what is right and what is wrong Ataturk was a principle person. What were his principles? Self-confident – adj a person who feels they can manage any situation by themselves Self-confident people often say, "I can do it." Is a self-confident person shy? Do they believe in themselves? Affectionate – adj a person who shows feelings of liking something or someone; Synonym loving; Affectionate people generally make you feel good. Lot of hugs and kisses Are mother affectionate? Are policemen affectionate? Drill pronunciation from OHP For words with more than 3 syllables use the finger technique write sentences on the W/B Ss think about the about form in these sentence Elicit rules from Ss about the form S +(def art) Pres Simp be + adj. + noun He is an affectionate person. S+ pre simp be + adj. She is affectionate. S+pre simp be+ adv(intens)+ adj. They are very courageous. Highlight the adv before the adjective is common when speaking.

4 Focus on Lexis (5-7 minutes) • To extend Ss vocabulary by drawing the Ss attention to negative personality traits

Hand out ex 2 "Read the sentences and words and write the opposite adjectives in the blank spaces." Model While Ss are working write words on W/B Elicit responses W/C FB Cowardly – adj a person who is easily frightened or tries to avoid dangers or difficulties Does a cowardly person stand up to a fight or run away? Are cowardly people of afraid of danger? Dull – adj a person who is not interesting or exciting Is a dull person boring or exciting? Lazy – adj a person who is not willing to work or do something Does a lazy person like to work? Does a lazy person like to relax? Shameless – adj a person who can do anything without thinking if it is right or wrong Show shameless pic Is shameless a good or bad? Insecure – adj not confident about yourself or your ability to do things well; sometimes nervous and uncomfortable At parties insecure people sit by themselves and don’t talk to people. Are insecure people shy? *Cold – adj not friendly or emotional Highlight the differences between an illness, the temperature, and a personality. Does a cold person kiss and touch people they love? drill pronunciation from W/B Appropriacy Highlight positive and negative adjectives. Negative adjectives to describe personality traits and some people might take offense if you use them.

5 Semi-Controlled Practice (8-12 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Handout Find someone who exercise "Look at the sentence in boxes. How could make these sentences questions? For example, Find someone who s extremely good at music or sports. (elicit response Are you good at music or sports?) Now you will walk around the classroom and ask other the students questions about the sentences in the boxes. If a students says yes, write their name in the box and ask the follow-up questions. If a student say no then ask another question" monitor for delayed correction Ask the Ss how the activity went and elicit a few answers.

Freer Speaking Practice (If time allows) (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Handout Speaking Ex Ss work in pairs to discuss the questions “Think about someone you know well. What is their personality like? Use the words that we learned today to describe that person to a partner. For the speakers, there are questions to help you have discussion with your partner. For the listener there are follow up questions” Monitor Take FB about exercise

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