Abby Swinney Abby Swinney

TP7 - Speaking
Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson, learners practice speaking through the context of nominating a high achiever. First, the lesson starts with students discussing some questions related to the topic. Then, students will identify characteristics of high achievers and look at some famous examples. After that, students will examine the meaning, form, and pronunciation of the language needed in order to complete the task. Last students will complete two speaking tasks. The final speaking task will encompass everything the student has learned throughout the duration of the lesson.


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Main Aims

  • To provide speaking fluency in the context of nominating a high achiever.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide language review of certain phrases in the context of giving a nomination.
  • To develop listening skills of classmates' nomination speeches.


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

Jamboard slide 1: --> Good morning, everyone. Okay, please look at the photos and think about the question. T gives a few seconds to think. --> Okay, who would like to answer this question? Please raise your hand. T elicits answer from student raising hand. T asks same student follow-up question. T elicits responses from several other students for question 2.

Content Preparation (5-6 minutes) • To prepare students for the content of the task,

--> Okay, please read this definition and think about this question. T gives students 1 minute to read and reflect. T elicits answers from 1-2 students. --> Okay, now we are going to look at some examples of some famous achievers. You will work in breakout rooms to complete the Google Form. There are two sections so please click next to continue. You can submit the form when you are finished. We will have 4 minutes to work. ICQ: Do you submit the form? Yes. T sends link to Ss T sends Ss to breakout rooms FB: T reviews results of submitted Google Forms.

Language Preparation (8-10 minutes) • To infer the meaning from context and clarify the form and pronunciation of the language needed for the task.

--> We just looked at some examples of individuals who could be nominated for an award. Let's examine some language used to nominate high achievers. --> In breakout rooms, work together to categorize the expressions on the next two slides. Each team will have their own slides. If one person in the group wants to share their screen, that may be easiest way to work together. You will have 4 minutes. ICQ: Which slide are you completing? The two matching activities. T sends Jamboard link to Ss T sends Ss to breakout rooms FB: Teacher reviews completed meaning and form slides from a group. T asks CCQ's as needed (for wrong categories or clarification of terms). T leads pronunciation review together - both whole group and individual practice.

Speaking Task #1 (10 minutes) • To provide opportunity to practice speaking fluency and expand on what's been learned.

Jamboard slide entitled "Speaking Task #1" --> In groups read and respond to the following questions. Every person in your group should choose a different person to describe in your responses. You can pick any person you consider a high achiever - whether they are famous or not. Try to use the language we analyzed. You will have 6 minutes in breakout rooms. Make the most of that time. ICQ: Should each of you choose a different high achiever? Yes T sends Ss to breakout rooms. FB: Teacher elicits responses from 2-3 people on high achievers mentioned.

Speaking Task #2 (10 minutes) • To provide opportunity to practice speaking fluency and expand on what's been learned.

--> Okay, so now you will use everything you have learned and practiced for this task. IH Mexico is having a competition for the Highest Achiever award. You are going to make a nomination video. The video should be three minutes long and you should give at least three reasons why your nominee deserves to win the competition. You are going to record and upload your video using Padlet. T shares Padlet screen. --> You can record a video in Padlet by clicking the 'add' button, hit the three dots, and click video recorder. If you forget, there is a video that reviews the directions. I have also included an example of a nomination video. You all will have about 7 minutes to prepare and record your video. ICQ: How long should the video be? Three minutes How many reasons should you give in the video? At least three Don't forget to try to use some phrases we learned today. T shares link to Padlet

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

OCFB: T plays 2 videos for whole class DEC: T conducts correct and incorrect language use

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