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Elementary level


Abc Whiteboard
Abc Answer key handout

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a debate in the context of Online shopping or traditional shopping

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of Shopping vocabularies and expressions in the context of Shopping


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context, activate learner's background and get the students more engaged in the topic

- Are you a saver or a spender? how? - Ask the students this question and let them discuss it in pairs - Take content feedback from some of the... you can also ask a question while this stage " who found something interesting?"

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of the task and highlight useful words and phrases

There will be a video containing lots of shop types - Play the video once without stopping and at the end of it, ask students in pairs to write down as many different kinds of shops as they can remember from the video. - Write the words on the board for correct spelling and drill pronunciation. - Divide the class into As and Bs. Ask As to face the board and Bs to face away from it. - Play the video, display the first picture and ask As to quickly describe the kind of shop they see on the board. As describes half of the pictures and Bs guess the shop, then they change roles with Bs doing the description and As guessing the shop.

Pre-listening • To prepare the students for listening and activating vocabulary, predicting content, generating interest and checking understanding of the task.

- Give students two minutes to write down as many words as they know related to shopping. When the two minutes are over, ask them to stop. Take a quick round to see who has written the highest number of words and ask students to tell you their words, writing on the board only the ones that are a bit more challenging. For example, words such as “deal” or “goods” will be written on the board while “shop” or “money” will not. - Then put them in groups and give each group some papers with some expressions about shopping and set a two-minute time limit for them to guess the meaning of each paper - After the two minutes give them some papers explaining the expressions they have and ask them to match it with their right expression - Then let them test their understanding by filling the gaps in the next activity

While listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Play the video once without giving students any task. Then give students the text and ask them to complete with the words they hear.

Post listening - Language Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with practice of the task language

- Divide the class into two groups: those preferring online shopping and those preferring traditional shopping. Ideally, you would pair up students in this way, but more often than not, you’ll have to persuade some students to take a different view for the sake of the exercise. - Give each student their corresponding handout and ask them to read the information on it. Their aim, when pairing up with a student holding an opposing view, will be to try to convince their partner to change their mind.

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