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Intermediate level


In this lesson, ss learn about proverbs and unique proverbs from different cultures. The lesson starts with a video discussing how culture and language are related. Then, ss are asked to brainstorm cultural phrases about family. Later, T plays the whole video and asks Ss to extract two main ideas and share their responses. T replays the video for details this time. Ss focus on signal words to catch details and answer the questions.T plays an excerpt from the video and asks students to notice some specific proverbs from four different regions/countries. Ss discuss the meanings of each proverb. T asks students to form groups of 4 and play a jeopardy game. In this game, Ss choose a proverb, whose meaning is hidden, and guess its meaning as a group. Each group shares their responses, and the ones who guessed close earn a point. At the end of the lesson, students share which proverbs they can recall and how they can phrase them as they communicate.


Abc National Geographic Learning- Reflect 3 L&S

Main Aims

  • To provide gist listening practice using a text about language and culture in the context of words and phrases about family
  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of proverbs

Subsidiary Aims

  • Students will be able to listen for the signal words in a text about languages and cultures.
  • Students will be able to use proverbs in their conversations in a meaningful way.


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T asks students to join the Pair Deck platform. T invites Ss to talk about what they did in the last lessons and share their opinions about the picture.

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

T plays an excerpt of the video and asks Ss to rephrase the statements accurately. Then, T asks ss to brainstorm several phrases about family and what they might mean. Following that, Ss watch the full video for the main idea and details respectively. The PearDeck platform will be available this whole time to receive and reflect on Ss responses. As the responses appear on the board, T invited Ss to reflect on their responses.

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

T asks Ss to brainstorm the term proverb. Ss will give examples from their L1 and how and when they use those proverbs. Ss watch the final excerpt from the video and match the proverbs with the country/ region it is from. In pairs, Ss discuss what those proverbs might mean. T asks them to use those proverbs in context.

Productive Task(s) (15-18 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

T starts the jeopardy game. Ss form groups of 4. Each group will choose 1 title and a point set from the jeopardy platform. T will reveal the proverb and Ss will have 60 seconds to discuss its meaning. In each round, another student from each group will announce their responses. T reveals the answer and the groups earn a point for every right answer.

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

T asks Ss to share some of the proverbs that they can recall from the lesson. Ss share their answers and use those proverbs in a context as to when they might use those proverbs.

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