Nastassia Nastassia

TP6 Nastassia Khomich
Upper-Intermediate level


In this lesson, students learn about the ways how to give their opinions based on the topic "adventure sports".


Abc Google Slides
Abc Language Focus

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of language used for giving opinion in the context of adventure sports.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of adventure sports.


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

Ss look at the picture (kayaking) on a slide and answer 2 questions about it: Do you know this adventure sport? Does it look fun, challenging or dangerous to you? Encourage Ss to answer the third question in BOR by giving them an example of an answer (one of the Ss ask me the question and I answer it as a model). Ss answer the question for 1-2 minutes. Coming back to the main room elicit some Ss' answers. What adventures sports did you talk about? Model answer: I've tried Scuba Diving. I enjoyed this activity, because it was awesome to see undersea world. I would like to try it again. Ask Ss questions to check whether they understand the task: What question do you discuss? (Have you ever tried any adventure sport? If so, did you enjoy them? If not, would you like to try them?) How many minutes do you have? (1-2)

Exposure (7-8 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Reading for gist Ask students to read the conversation between two friends talking about an adventure activity on their day out and answer the question "Which activities do they consider? Which one do they agree on?" For reading for gist they have 1 minute Answers: They consider kayaking, parkour, karting. They agree on karting. Reading for detail. Encourage Ss to complete the conversation with missing words (Target Language) in Google Slides. For this task they have 2 minutes. They check their answers in pairs via private messages for 1 minute. Show them keys to check their answers. Answers: 1- keen on, 2 - rather, 3 - to my mind, 4 - don't really fancy, 5 - strongly 

Highlighting (1-2 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Encourage Ss to answer the question "What expressions do they use to express their opinion?" Answer: be keen on..., I'd rather..., to my mind..., I don't really fancy..., I feel quite strongly that...

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Encourage Ss to submit Google Form. Meaning Encourage Ss to answer the question: Why do the friends use such phrases as "be keen on..., I'd rather..., to my mind..., I don't really fancy..., I feel quite strongly that..." Answer: to express their opinion. Form: "Well, I’m quite keen on kayaking." What form of verb do we use after BE KEEN ON? Bare infinitive (e.g. do), infinitive(e.g. to do) or gerund (doing)? Answer: gerund (doing) "I’d rather go surfing than kayaking." What is the fool form of 'I'd rather'? I would rather or I had rather? Answer: I would rather Ss compare their answers before OCFB. Drill with the Ss pronunciation (chorally and individually) (slides in Miro): I’m quite KEEN on kayaking. (connotation) I’d RATHER (connotation + contraction) go SURfing than KAYAking. To my MIND (connotation) you’re right. Sorry, but I (connotation) DON'T really FANCY parkour. I FEEL quite STRONGLY that I’d injure myself.

Controlled Practice (3-4 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Encourage Ss to fill in the gaps (in Google Slides). For this task they have 2 minutes. Do the first one together. When time is up have Ss check the answers in pairs via private messages before OCFB. Answers: 1 - To my mind, 2 - ’d rather, 3 - don’t really fancy, 4 - feel quite strongly, 5 - keen on

Free Practice (12-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Encourage Ss to think about three activities that they would like to do in a day out and the reasons why they would like to do these sports. Give them 2 minutes to think and make some notes. Ss work in pairs in BOR. Task: you and your friend are planning a day out doing an adventure activity. Discuss with your partner what you are going to do. Give reasons for your opinions. Agree on an activity. For this task you have 8 minutes. Before doing the activity ask them to make a screenshot with the Giving opinion phrases and remind them to use some of the phrases for giving opinion. Monitor, listen unobtrusively for FB (good use of target language and errors.) Give DEC

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