Brett Brett

Things in your bag
A1 (Beginner) level


In this lesson students will be exposed to the core vocabulary of personal items such as keys, phone, wallet, money, ect. The activities in this lesson will focus on productive skills and memorization.


Abc Copies of textbook exercises
Abc Realia

Main Aims

  • Vocab - personal possessions

Subsidiary Aims

  • Listen


Introduce vocab with realia (lead in) (4-5 minutes) • Eliciting vocab from students

I will have a bag full of items that is placed on the desk. Students will voluntarily pull one object out. I will ask them what is it. If they do not know I will ask the class. "What's this?" "It's a/an..." Bag, mp3 player, phone, wallet, ID card, apple, dictionary, notebook. At the end I will put all the objects back in the bag and ask the students to work in pairs. They will write down the words they remember. (ICQ) Student with the most wins a round of applause.

Vocab (8-10 minutes) • Eliciting vocab from students, practice listening

I will ask them first to look at the pictures without reading what they are. "What do you see" and hope to elicit responses from students about what objects in the room they recognize (copy machine permitting). Have them look at listening Ex. 1 Listen and write what does Lee want in each convo? (ICQ) Play (1.70) x2 A few words will need more practice. Umbrella, wallet, jacket, MP3 player, ID card. A few words will need identification on where stress lies. -sun-glasses, mobile -pho-ne, -pho-tography

Vocab Part 2 (6-7 minutes) • Core Vocab in Context

Ask students, "what's in your bag?" If they don't have a bag, "what do you have on your desk?" If you don't know the name, ask me! How do you ask me? "What's this?" - draw on board in red After asking a few students go into detail about why we don't say 'I have a keys' *some money, keys *a pair of glasses, sunglasses, jeans otherwise it follows the a/an formula

Vocab Part 3 (6-7 minutes) • Practice Vocab

Tell students that in pairs they will ask each other what they have in their bag. Model on board: (Green) #1: What's in your bag? / What do you have? (Red) #2: I have a/an _____, a/an ______, and a/an _____. *Remember to show that 'some money' does not need a or an in front of it. (Black) EG: I have a phone, a pencil and a wallet. (ICQ)  Students will work together for 4 minutes.

Listening Exercise 1 & 2 (8-10 minutes) • Listening

Tell students to look at #1 on the WS. "What do you see in the picture? Where are they?" Listen and answer the questions. (ICQ) Play (1.71) for gist. 1) a black bag 2) glasses 3) wallet 2) Play again - students listen and match on Ex. 2 glasses - C, Bag - A, Wallet - B

Pictionary (8-10 minutes) • Application

Students will be broken into 2 teams. They will be told to draw their word on the board (which i will give to them on a sheet) - they will be told and shown that they cannot use any symbols, numbers or letters in his drawing. I will use a student as an example. Team with the most points win.

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