Zehra Zehra

Empower B1+ Unit 5A Vocabulary
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students practice and learn vocabulary about the environment that was pre-taught in the previous lesson. They will practice using the words in sentences in a tic-tac-toe game set up in 6 groups. Following that, we will check some related additional vocabulary and do the related exercise in the book with extra activities. Finally, students will have a discussion in pairs.


Abc 5A Vocab ppt
Abc Empower B1+ students book

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of vocabulary in the context of the environmental issues

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of environmental issues


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

Ss will be asked to list the vocabulary on p. 56 as Verbs - Nouns/Noun Phrases - Adjectives

Exposure (10-15 minutes) • To provide practice of given vocabulary

Ss will play a tic-tac-toe game in 6 groups; consisting of 3 groups of 'X' and 3 groups of 'O'. The teacher draws a three-by-three grid on the board. The teacher explains that she will give them one word each time and they will play in turns. In one turn, the X groups will compete and in the next turn the O groups will compete to make sentences with the given word. The first team that makes a correct sentence with the given word gets to make an X on the board. Then the other team gets a turn. For the 'O' groups, the first team that makes a correct sentence with the given word gets to make an O on the board. As a group, they must come up with a sentence where the word is used and pronounced correctly. The group that puts the 3rd X or O in a row gets 5 points. The game ends when the grid is completed and the winner is the group with the highest point.

Useful Language (10-15 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Ss go to page 135 for extra vocabulary. Teacher asks CCQ questions to check if they know the words. Ss try to guess the words. Then, they are asked to match the words with their definitions in exercise a. Following that, exercise b is done and checked as a class. After that, Teacher opens the 5A Vocab ppt and asks Ss to talk about each picture in the slides using the vocabulary on page 135.

Productive Task(s) (10-15 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Finally, Ss talk in pairs about the tasks on page 135 exercise c. One student mentions an environmental problem and the other student suggets solution to it.

Feedback and Error Correction (8-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Common errors are put on the board and the Ss are asked what is wrong with the sentence.

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