Rigaby Pastor Moreno Tapia Rigaby Pastor Moreno Tapia

Upper Intermediate level


In this session, students will practice speaking by talking and asking about an event.


Abc Coursebook - NCE S's b
Abc Mimio
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Main Aims

  • To provide speaking fluency practice in the context of describing an event and asking about it

Subsidiary Aims

  • Make sure students provide right intonation as well as know how to express details for experiences.


Lead-in (0-2 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Slide 2 Have students look at the pictures and talk with the class about the kind of event they see. - a concert. - a new year celebration - the carnival of venice - a wedding

Content Preparation (5-6 minutes) • To activate students' background knowledge.

Slide 4 Have students work in pairs (BORs) and talk about the events they've gone to from the list. [3] Share results with the class. [3]

Language Preparation — Useful Language (6-8 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Slide 5 Tell students that the following expressions can be used to describe an event as well as to ask questions about an event. Indicate how some expressions may be modified according to what students may want to know, also focus on intonation.

Speaking (10-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Divide the class into pairs. Have them choose 1 or 2 events from the list (the one they did on the CP). Have students organize what they're gonna talk, they can use the sentences on the right to orientate themselves. Have them work with a partner on BORs, interviewing each other about their event(s). Have students use the LP lexis. Ask students to take notes about their partner's event. [13] For feedback, call students to tell their events. [7]

Feedback and Error Correction (5-6 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Write down some errors from the last exercise, whether if it relates to meaning, form or pronunciation. * If by any chance there are few things to correct, encourage students to ask you things about an event. Provide short answers so they can ask more things and produce language.

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