Mária Molnárová Mária Molnárová

Teaching Practice 8
Pre-intermediate level


In this lesson students will practice speaking and listening in the context of wierd experiences and ghosts.


Abc Flash cards with words

Main Aims

  • To provide practice in speaking (story telling) in the context of strange experiences using past simple and past perfect tense.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide listening for specific information and writing a story in the context of weird experiences.


Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I will tell students a wierd story that has happened to me and ask for similar stories from the students.

Exposure (4-5 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in the coming task through reading

We will listen to an anecdote about a strange encounter. Students will answer some comprehension questions afterwards.

Useful Language (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Students will get 2 sets of papers - 2 parts of various sentences - to match. After they're done, we will put some model sentences on WB and I will elicit some more examples.

Productive Task 1 (8-10 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice writing and telling a story

Students will be divided in groups. I will give them the beginning of a story and ask them to finish it. Each group will get a paper. Each student will write one sentence and fold the paper so that the student coming after him/her will see only the sentence that was written immediately before the paper got to him/her. After they've written a story long enough, each group will unfold the paper and read the story among the group. Afterwards, each group will tell the story to the other group(s).

Feedback and Error Correction (1-2 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Having finished the task, I will try to point out the good things and correct any possible mistakes.

Productive Task 2 (8-10 minutes) • To provide practice in speaking for

Students will be regrouped. I will have some flash cards with words prepared. I will provide the beginning of a story again. Each group's members will take turns in picking a word and making a sentence about it. They will not write it down, just speak. I will ask them to remember as much as they can and then retell their story to the other group(s).

Feedback and Error Correction (1-2 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

I will again try to point out good things and correct mistakes.

If-time activity (4-5 minutes) • To provide freer practice of useful language in speaking

Students will have 2-3 minutes to think of their own stories that happened to them and then tell their partners.

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