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TP 5, Group D., Aug 26
Elementary level


In this lesson, the students perform a writing activity about redesigning a small kitchen. The lesson starts first with the introduction of vocabulary and thinkin on the subject of designing kitchens. The students examine a badly designed kitchen and offer improvements. Later, they are required to write about the suggested improvements using the modal verb should and explaining the reasons behind their suggestions.


Main Aims

  • To provide product writing practice of a a report in the context of in the context of redesigning a small and inconvenient kitche

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of suggestions to redesign a kitchen using sentences with "you should."


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

Explain to students that they work for a compnay that designs kitchens, as stated in the coursebook.Some clients have asked for help. Their small flat has a tiny, badly designed kitchen and even making a cup of coffee is difficult. Brainstorm what they think the design problems might be. Instructions: You work for a company that designs kitchens. Some people need your help. Their kitchen is badly designed? What problems do you think they have? (What problems do they have?)

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

Students will be shown pictures of various household appliances and asked to match paper strips with the corresponding vocabulary. Students will be given a short report on the same kitchen that they have brainstormed about. After reading the text, they will be asked to complete a puzzle concerning the vocabulary in the task, which will also be used in the writing task. Here I will use concept questions to ensure that they understand what is going on in the task.

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

Students will be given a handout of a kitchen plan and they will be asked to work in pairs to work out a better design. They will also be given cut-out kitchen furniture to place inside their plans. There will be a whole class discussion on the designs and than the students will use the "You should.." structure as a speaking activity to eplain their plan. I will give two or three sentences of examples as a model.

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

Students will be told that the clients do not understand the suggested improvements and they have to see a report on them. They will be given the first few sentences of the report they will be writing on the suggestions, and then, working in the same pairs, they will add more sentences to the report based on their own kitchen plan.

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

The pairs will be told to swap their reports and mark each other's reports. Followed by whole class feedback on the best kitchen design.

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