Antony Gardner Antony Gardner

This lesson focuses on evaluating and recommending things
Intermediate level


In this lesson Ss will be introduced to ways of evaluating and recommending place, way, time and ideas. They will practice using modifying adverbs 'quite' and 'really'. They will then have controlled and free practice using the lexis and sentence structures taught.


Main Aims

  • To introduce and give Ss semi-controlled and freer practice in in adjective-noun collocations used as lexical phrases for evaluating and recommending. To review and practice modifying adverbs quite and really to soften or strengthen the evaluations / recommendations.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To give Ss practice in speaking for fluency and expressing their opinions.


Warmer/Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students and to review last lessons lexis.

PP. Ensure students have name card or labels in front of them to remember names. Intro myself and say hello to everyone. 5 slides. Repeat and drill each of the target lexis above. Write each word on the board. 1. Unreliable****Question: Opposite of unreliable? Reliable 2. No trust*****Question noun and a verb? Both 3 Accurate and not made up?****Question: Opposite of accurate? Inaccurate. What does 'made up mean'? Invented. 4. What might the watch be? Fake***Question: Opposite to fake? Genuine 5. Great place! Number one city in the world!

Exposure (7-7 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Give out Q.1 W/S What can you use the expressions in question 1 for? Give opinions, advice, recommendations, ideas. Confirm Ss understand the meaning of evaluate and recommend. Ask Ss then do CCQs on PP. What does popular mean?.... liked or enjoyed by many people. In pairs Ss look back at text and U/L the sentences in q.1. Ss then complete exercise 1 as they find the sentences in the text. Feedback.

Controlled Practice (10-12 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Ask Ss to underline the collocations in the sentences. adjective + noun Feedback Write collocations on the board: good place popular way worse time better idea Ask questions about Istanbul using the above collocations as a group. Ss complete Q.2 W/S alone. Feedback as a class.

Semi-Controlled Practice (10-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Write on WB: Wikipedia seems like a really great idea, but actually it's quite a dangerous website. What is stronger quite or really? Really Which goes before a/an (quite.) Which goes after a/an? (Really) U/L examples on WB. Give Ss W/S 3. Ss complete q.3 alone. Feedback in pairs.Teacher monitors Ss. Class feedback. Write 3-4 strong Ss sentences. Practice pronunciation and drill as a class.

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

Put on WB: Websites, computers, eating out, physical exercise, finding information, doing homework. Circle 'doing homework' on WB. Ask strong Ss for a recommendation. Ask other Ss 'do you agree?' Write on WB: Think about your own experiences and decide what to say. Ss pick 4 topics they will discuss. Prepare ideas. Teacher provides assistance where needed. (Give Ss writing paper if they need.) Ss discuss their ideas in groups of 3-4 Feedback. Did anyone disagree with their partners recommendations? Why?

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