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Giving Solutions, Reading and Speaking
American English File 4 level


In this lesson, students learn about how to talk about problems and give solutions for them based on as reading text about students arguments. The lesson starts with pre-teaching some vocabulary items and some common arguments among roommates. This is followed by some matching questions about the reading text. Finally, there is some controlled practice in break-out rooms and free practice via a final speaking activity in which the students express their opinion freely.


Abc PowerPoint File
Abc Textbook, American English File 4, 3rd Edition

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation about common arguments among roommates when they live in a shared house or a dormitory and provide some solutions for them.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide deduction reading practice using a text about common arguments among roommates and giving them some solutions.


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

Pre-teaching some vocabulary items and setting the context. The teacher also elicits some vocabulary items related to the context.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Exposing the students to a text and asking them to do some tasks together.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

providing the target language structure for the students to enable them to give solutions for some common problems among roommates.

Controlled Practice (5-7 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Asking students some ICQs and CCQs to check their understanding. In this stage, they should have a discussion about the text.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Asking the students to work in breakout rooms and talk about their similar experience using the models in the text.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Asking students to freely talk about the problems and solutions for two of the arguments among roommates to enable them to personalize the target language.

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