Rachel Rachel

Personal Information
Beginner level


Students will learn basic vocabulary for giving personal information--alphabet and numbers, name, address, phone number, email adresss.


Abc Side by Side Plus book 1

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of personal information

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide specific information listening practice about personal information in the context of introductions


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

Review introductions: 1. Two teachers demo conversation (Hi, my name is...What's your name? My name is...Nice to meet you. Where are you from? I'm from...) 2. Students practice with each other.

Vocabulary Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

1. Present new vocabulary: alphabet, numbers, name, address, phone number, email address 2. White board with alphabet and numbers 1-20. Say and repeat. Then point to random letters and numbers and have students say the correct name. 3. Tape up examples of vocabulary on wall. Point and repeat. "Address" and point to address on the wall.

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

1. Listening activity (CD). Pass out p. 5 from book. Show section. Demo #1. Play the rest. 2. Go over answers. 3. Grammar focus p. 6. Read boxes. Demo #1. 4. Give students 3 minutes to work on their own. 5. Review answers--ask for volunteers.

Productive Task(s) (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

1. Interview activity from p. 5. 2. Demo one interview. 3. Give students 8-10 minutes to get names. 4. Let students introduce someone else to the class. "This is ___ ___. She is from ___." 5. Observe students' interviews. Make notes of mistakes or good language.

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

1. Review mistakes and good language. 2. Write options on the board--students choose the correct one.

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