Upper Intermediate level


To introduce and provide practice of speaking for fluency in the context of memorable events


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Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversations in the context of memorable events

Subsidiary Aims

  • 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

Show Ss (photos of different events/titles of different events for ideas) and tell them I will talk about my memorable events. Then tell Ss short story of Eid and why it's memorable to me. Then ask Ss about any memorable they would like to share.

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

1) Work with a partner in the breakout-room (3mintues). Ask which of the following events have you both been to? A big football match? A big concert? A carnival or procession? A festival or national celebration? An important religious celebration? A performance by a famous singer or actor? A special party? Another big sporting occasion? Another important event? 2) Ask what was the event? Where and when did it take place? Which other people are mentioned? What was the atmosphere like? 3) WCFB (Whole Class feedback)

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

Give example: What I Iiked most about the movie... What I liked most about the concert... What I liked most about the party... Ask students what has changed in the sentences? Explain; [What I liked the most] about ... (+ movie, party, concert) [ Fixed phrase] does not change + variable is the object that changes. [ Positive phrase] Fixed phrases are phrases that are set so that you cannot change the wording even if the literal meaning would stay the same. Example of negative phrases: It was rather disappointing. It was rather exhausting. It was rather boring. [It was rather] is a fixed phrase.

Productive Task(s) (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

For the productive task, students will interview each other and ask important questions to describe a memorable event. Then, it will be summarised and explained to the class.

Feedback and Error Correction (8-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Feedback (and error correction if you have time): As a whole class T- will have students talk about other events they've been to. Ss talk and describe their memorable event in a free discussion using the useful language that was taught.

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