Speaking Lesson Plan
Elementary (A1) level
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of houseswap
To give Ss practice in listening,writing and using new vocabulary
Procedure (37-45 minutes)
Tell Ss to close their eyes and imagine their perfect home. Say: Where is it? How big is it? Is it a flat or a house? Is it close to the city centre? Is it far from the shops? Is it lovely? Tell Ss to open their eyes and write their names and a short description of their perfect house on a piece of paper. Tell them to think about the language from the previous lesson (house-swap)
Ask Ss to stand up and walk round the class, speak to at least 4 people. Ask Ss to tell other Ss in the class about their homes, find someone who wants to swap homes with them and swap papers. Monitor, prompt and correct where necessary. Take some notes of errors while they are speaking. When all Ss have swapped ask them to sit down. Put some of the errors you noted on the board and ask Ss to correct them. Model and drill. Ask a few Ss to describe their new home. Ss vote for their favorite house.
Give your instructions about the paragraph you are going to read. Read the paragraph at a natural speed. Ask some basic questions about the context again. (Where is it ? / Is it close to the city centre? / Is it big or small ? etc..) (Give your instructions) Ask Ss to write down the important words; verbs, nouns, adjectives. Read the paragraph again. Look at what Ss have written down to see whether you need to read again. Read the paragraph for the last time (if necessary) and ask Ss to write down more information.
Put Ss into groups of 3-4 and together, sharing their information. Nominate one secretary from each group as a writer. Ask Ss to write the complete paragraph. Tell Ss the task is to write the text so that their text has the same meaning as yours. Hand them out the original text to compare against and get them to notice the similarities and differences as feedback.