Amy Jane Walker Amy Jane Walker

Observed Lesson EPIK
Grade 5 level


This is a lesson that mainly focuses on writing and accuracy with regard to phone call conversations especially with regard to the phrases "May I speak to... ?" and "Let's..." (suggesting an activity). Within this lesson there will be a song to familiarise the students with the phrases, followed by two writing activities of increasing difficulty and finally a game using writing which will help to consolidate what the students have learnt.


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Main Aims

  • To provide writing practice of accurate phrase usage in the context of telephone conversations and activity suggestion.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy singing practice using key phrases in the context of phone conversations and activity suggestion.


Greeting (1-2 minutes) • To engage the students into the English lesson.

Teacher says hello to the students and asks them how they are. This is followed by questions about the date, day of the week, time and weather.

Review (3-4 minutes) • To review the key phrases from the previous lessons.

This will be done by an enactment of a telephone conversation. (Hello? - Hello, this is .... May I speak to .....? - Hi .... It's me./He/She is not here.) flashcards will be used to review the activity suggestion phrases (let's....)

Let's sing (8-9 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through singing

Draw attention to the title of the song (That's a Good Idea) and the pictures surrounding it (people talking on the phone and playing basketball) Play the song once through to expose the students to the rythm of the music and the song. Ask content checking questions with regard to the song. (Who called Mina? Who does Yumi want to speak to? Does Mina like baseball? Does Minu love basketball?) Play the song line by line while the students repeat the words to learn the song. Allow the students to sing the song together.

Read again (1-2 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Read through the dialogue that was taught in the previous lesson with the class to review and highlight the key phrases that will be needed in the productive task.

Let's write 1 (6-8 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Tell the students to listen to the audio carefully and to fill in the blanks in their textbooks. Play each audio seperately and allow time from them to fill in the words. Allow for peer correction. Assist students that are struggling. Allow time for error correction and feedback.

Let's write2 (6-8 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Draw attention to the pictures next to this task and elicit the scenario in each picture form the students. Indicate that the students need to use the words provided to create a conversation for the pictures. Allow time for the students to complete the task and for peer correction. Follow this with feedback and error correction.

Write and play (5-7 minutes) • To practice the production of the target language use in the lesson

Pair the students together. Indicate the dialogue on the boards. Tell them each to choose a picture from their picture cards and to fill in the blanks of the conversation. If their cards match they must use "That's a good idea" if they do not then they must use "Sorry, I can't" and take turns to continue the game.

Wrap up (5-6 minutes) • To review the lesson

Use the flashcards to review the target language used in the lesson and to test spelling

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