Zayneb Zayneb

Rules and freedom
Intermediate level


In this lesson, ss will express their opinions about laws and rules.


Abc Handouts
Abc Picture

Main Aims

  • Speaking in the context of expressing opinion.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Vocabulary related to laws and rules.


Warmer/Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Display a picture that is implicitly saying that a woman's place is in the kitchen. Ask ss "what do you think?" Allow them to give their opinions and discuss. After discussing the topic. Ask "What kind of topics was this?" "Did it cause any disagreement?" The point is to elicit "controversial"

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

Tell the ss an authentic story about a friend whose family believe that a woman's place is in the kitchen. A story is about a girl I met at university and after 2 months she disappeared. last week she called me to invite me to her wedding. Her father and her brother forced her to stop college and now they're forcing her to get married. Ask ss "have you ever heard of a similar story?" , "what do you think?"

Useful Language (6-7 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Ss will have to read statements on their handouts and mark them by agreeing, disagreeing or neutral. "Read the statements and mark them with tick if you agree, cross if you disagree and question mark if you're not sure" (using gestures) Give instructions, time then handouts. 3/4mn. Then ss will match headings to their corresponding expressions related to expressing opinions. "Read the expressions and try to match them to their functions" 3mn

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

Ss in small groups will choose at least 3 topics that they have different opinions about . give 1mn for this. Then ss have to jot down ideas and plan how they are going to express their opinions using the useful language, and every ss have to write at least 3 statements ; 1 I think..., 2why?. 5mn ICQs: Are you going to write 1 sentence per topic? No Are you going to write about 1 topic? No After writing, elicit answers from ss and clarify form; I think that .../ Ithink he is.. = I think +that-clause/ I think + subj + verb Everyone should be free to do/be...= to be free to+ verb (bare infinitive) Then ss can start a discussion with their group topic by topic. 12/15mn

Feedback and Error Correction (5-7 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

I choose a topic and ask each group for what they discussed and what was the area that they disagreed upon. Error correction on the board.

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