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Elementary A1 level


In this lesson, Ss revise the vocabulary they learned in the previous lesson and learn phrases on free time activities. They practice these phares through free practice. Then, Ss listen a reacording and do the tasks about it. It is followed by connected speech activitiy on linking.


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Main Aims

  • To provide practice in listening for the gist and specific details

Subsidiary Aims

  • To teach and provide clarification of the meanings of various free time activities To focus on linking in connected speech


warm up-Lead in (3 minutes) • To set a context and raise an interest

T tries to elicit the word 'free time' by explaning it through examples about herself T writes ' Free time activities' on the w/b to set a context. T asks Ss what they do in their free time.

Vocabulary (10 minutes) • to revisie the vocabulary they learned in the previous lesson and teach the phrases on free time activities.

T shows pictures of many free time acitivities and tries to elicit the words. T hands out cards with words on free time activities and divides the w/b into 3 parts, indoor, outdoor acitivities and both. Ss, WC, stick the cards into the cards they belong to. T tires to understand whether Ss know the meanings of the words (concept check). If Ss can not put them in any category, it means that they do not know their meanings. If the Ss do not know the meaning of a word, she tries to explain or teach it through gestures or pictures. Ss may not know the meanings of 'indoor and outdoor', so T gives examples of some activities to teach them. CCQs: Do we play footbal at home? no It is an outdoor activity. Do we watch DVD at a park? no it is an indoor acitivity I: Put these cards into their categories. Altogether.

Speaking (7 minutes) • to practice in asking and answering about free time activities by using the phrases they have just leaned and the adverbs of frequency in the previous lesson.

Ss ask about their friends' free time activities using 'Do you?! and answer using frequency adverbs. when the student gets the answer, he/she writes the name of his friend on the frequency adverb that his friend says and sticks it on the activity card. T demos this activitiy with some of the SS. I: Ask your friend whether your friends do this activity or not. Using 'Do you''. Use these words while answering. Stick the words on the activities.

Listening (5 minutes) • To raise an interest

Ss look at the photo and tries to answer the questions in ex2. 'who is the man in the photo, where is Paul? who are Alison and Erin?' Ss work in pairs write down their guesses. Then they do peer check. I: Look at the photo. anwer these questions in pairs. I: Check your answers with the pair next to you.

Listening (5 minutes) • to listen for the specific details

Ss listen the recording and circle the coreect answer in ex 2b. Ss work on their own. Then they do peer check. I: Alison talks about Paul to her friend. Listen. Circle the correct answer On your own. I: check your answer with your friend. ICQs:who talks? About whom? do you work in pairs or on your own?

Listening (5 minutes) • To raise interest and give a reason to listen the recording

Ss work in groups and guesses what Paul does in his free time. T writes the quesses their quesses on the w/b. Ss listen and check if their guesses are correct. I: Listen. check your answers.

Pronunciation (10 minutes) • To help Ss be aware of the some connected speech patterns

T writes a sentence on the w/b as an example, then plays the recording of this sentence. T tries to demo how two words combines and forms a word using fingers. Ss repeat the sentence. T hands out the scprits of the recording and asks ss to listen and to find 4 linkings in the conversation in pairs. Pairs show the linking on the text projected on the board. Ss listen again to check.

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