Carolina Gutiérrez García Carolina Gutiérrez García

Speaking Lesson
Intermediate level


Main Aims

  • To enable students to develop their speaking skills in the context of talking about things they can't live without.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To enable students to develop their reading skills in the context of a survey about things people can't live without.


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

PREDICTION/ BRAINSTORM: Teacher starts the lesson by showing a collection of images, and ask the entire class what each image depicts individually, and as a collection, what topic they point to. FB: After students answer, teacher confirms the topic— Sharing things one can't live without.

Content Preparation (8-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the content of the task.

READING. Teacher provides students a infographic about a survey within the context of things people can't live without, which contains useful language related to the topic. The teacher nominates 4-5 students to read the parts of the infographic. Then, the teacher asks students the following questions: l Do the results surprise you? 2 Do you think the results would be different in your country? 3 What do you think would be in the top ten in your country? Students have a slide where they answer these questions. Next, students say their answers in Open Class Feedback.

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

MEANING/FORM/PRONUNCIATION COMMUNICATIVE GROUP TASK: Teacher has the students go to the correct slides on Google to complete first a matching task between linkers in conversation and their uses, some of which may be new to students. FB: Teacher provides answer key. COMMUNICATIVE GROUP WORK: Then, students work together again to complete an assorted task on form. Teacher instructs the students clearly on how to complete the task. FB: Teacher goes over this slide carefully and provides feedback. PRONUNCIATION: Teacher shares a slide with the linkers and the word stress and proper pronunciation of: actually, in in other words, to put it another way, what I mean is, as I was saying, anyway, anyhow.

Speaking Task 1 & 2 (18-20 minutes) • To provide opportunity to practice speaking fluency and expand on what’s been learned.

SPEAKING TASK 1: Teacher shows a photo of a celebrity and asks students: What do you think they can't live without? Students type their answers on the slide in a small box that the teacher enabled. Students share their answers with the class. SPEAKING TASK 2: Teacher tells students to list 3 things they can’t live without, write three sentences using 1 linker to get someone's attention, 1 linker to paraphrase and 1 linker to return to a previous topic. Students use 1 linker in each sentence .Each student has a slide to do the speaking. Once students have completed the activity, they say their sentences.

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

Point out the good use of the language that students had during the lesson and do some correction where students have language related problems.

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