Juan Pablo Suarez Riano Juan Pablo Suarez Riano

Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson, students learn about idioms through guided discovery based on reading text and speaking exercises. The lesson starts with 2 questions relating to the text about ghosts. This is followed by a group activity to discuss the questions. After they will be presented a few complex vocabulary with a guessing game. Finally the learner will read the text about ghosts and will complete a few activities were they will receive feedback to improve their English skills.


Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a Conversation and interactive in the context of Story telling

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist and scan reading practice using a text about ghost stories in the context of experience
  • To provide practice and clarification of idioms in the context of an article


Introduction (3-5 minutes) • Have learners talk about 1 or 2 questions related to the topic of the lesson.

The learners will work in groups and discuss the questions Work in groups. Discuss these questions.

Task (10-20 minutes) • To provide meaning Form and Pronunciation.

1. The learners will guess which word belongs to each image. From the following word bank: sceptical haunted spooky and proof. 2. The learners will read the text about ghosts to get the general idea and answer the questions from the WB from page 100 ex 2b 3. The students will scan the text and write down any word they might not understand . 4. The learners will read carefully and answer the specific questions about the text. (Ex 2c) (on Google Forms)

Response to the text (6-8 minutes) • To allow students to report on how they respond to the text

The learners respond to the contents of the text. Answering the following questions: Why do you think the author wrote the text Who is the arthur writing to? What part did you like about the text?

Language Analysis (5-6 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the task language

Conduct feedback on the task, by communicating and difficulties or questions with the learners.

Delayed Error Correction (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with feedback on how to improve or correct mistakes.

The teacher will discuss any mistakes or errors made to help the learners with their English skills

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