Kathy Kathy

Pre-intermediate level


In this lesson, students practise their speaking skills in the context of personal information.


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Main Aims

  • To introduce and provide practice of speaking for fluency in the context of personal information.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide scan of Orlando Bloom fact file in the context of personal information.
  • To provide clarification and practice of the useful language in the context of personal information.


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

Greet Ss and show them a picture of Orlando Bloom. Ask: What do you know about him? Elicit some ideas from what they know about Orlando Bloom. Take notes of what the Ss say on the WB.

Exposure (4-5 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

Show a slide with Orlando Bloom fact file and ask them to read in order to confirm their predictions

Useful Language (10-12 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Meaning 1. Show them some words from the fact file (nickname and up-to date). Elicit the meaning of the words from the Ss by asking some CCQs: NICKNAME: Do you have a nickname? (Yes) Do you call people by nicknames? (Yes) UP-TO-DATE: Is it recent? (Yes) Is it modern? (Yes) Form 1. Share a Jamboard and ask them to order the questions in pairs. Provide a demo. (Example: name / what / is /full / your ?) Answer: What's your full name? Pronunciation: Show them the questions and point out that the arrows rise and fall down at the end of the question. What’s your full name? /wɒts jɔː fʊl neɪm?/ What are your ambitions? /wɒt ɑː jɔːr æmˈbɪʃ(ə)nz?/ How tall are you? /haʊ tɔːl ɑː juː?/ Where were you born? /weə wɜː juː bɔːn?/ Have you got a nickname? /hæv juː gɒt ə ˈnɪkneɪm?/ Who is your hero? /huː ɪz jɔː ˈhɪərəʊ?/ Where did you go to school? /weə dɪd juː gəʊ tuː skuːl?/ Finally, drill those useful language questions.

Productive Task(s) (12-15 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Display a google document and tell the Ss they will work in pairs. This is your personal fact file. Highlight that each student has their own labeled. Ask the Ss to work in pairs in the BROs. The Ss ask and answer questions (using the useful language) in order to complete the fact file. Monitor and check Ss are doing the task, assist the language inquiries.

Feedback and Error Correction (5-8 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Ask SS what was the most interesting thing they found out from their partners' fact file. Praise good language use of useful expression and give DEC.

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