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Lexis on Description of a Perfect Face
Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson, students start discussing about warm up questions that are about the most beautiful/handsome woman/man in the world and the I introduce them the perfect male and female faces that were elected via a survey in Britain. Then I check their lexis on description of facial features via drawing main circles functioning as titles. Then we play a matching game and go over the meanings, forms and pronunciations of those phrases. Then they listen to a text about the other people's opinions on the topic. Then they play a game of guessing, which will be a controlled practice. At the end, they act out a role play as a freer practice.


Abc Phrase Cards

Main Aims

  • To provide practice, review and clarification of the lexis on Facial Features in the context of Perfect Face

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide deduction and specific information via a listening practice about description of an attractive face in the context of survey


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

1. Ask students about their opinion on the most beautiful woman and handsome man in the world. 2. Ask students about their opinion on what makes them more attractive than the other women and men.

Test #1 (5-7 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

1. Draw two circles and in the middle of them write "A Beautiful Woman" and "A Handsome Man" 2. Ask the students to give ideas and descriptions and write them as if arrows are popping out of the circles. 3. Show them outcome viuals from a survey carried out in Britain and as them the pictures represent their idea of a perfect male/female.

Test #2 (3-5 minutes) • To draw their attention on some new lexis

1. Ask the students to match the words in two lists as the whole class. 2. Check the answers all together.

Teach (15-20 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

1. Give the meanings of the phrases that describe the perfect facial features by showing relevant visuals. 2. Use CCQ technique here. 3. Work on pronunciation via giving the phonemic transcription and showing the linkings between phrases 4. Drill the phrases, give model sentences orally and then write them on the WB.

Test #3 (3-5 minutes) • To check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

1. They listen to a text on the features that make a face attractive. 2. Compare their opinions with the listening text.

Controlled Practice (4-6 minutes) • To have the students practice target language through a game

1. Stick pictures of different portraits 2. Ask the Ss. to work in pairs and describe a portrait without telling their partner which one they are talking about. And their partner tries to guess which portrait s/he is describing.

Free practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

1. Ask students to act out in pairs to role-play as a police and a complainant. The complainant describes the attractive person, who stole his/her purse as s/he was staring at his/her attractive face.

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