Elena Elena

Elementary A1/A2 level


In this lessson students will review, learn and practise vocabulary in the context of "Rooms and things in the house"


Abc Handouts plan and advert
Abc Photo of Alex and Martina
Abc Names of the rooms handout
Abc Crossword puzzle
Abc Reading and questions handout
Abc image of an empty flat
Abc Things in the house matching activity

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practise of the vocabulary in the context of Rooms and things in a house

Subsidiary Aims

  • Practise reading for specific information (scanning)


Warmer (3-5 minutes) • To set the context and engage the students

T puts an image of an empty flat to the WB. Is it nice to live in an empty flat? Instructions: You have 2 minutes. With your partner, discuss what 3 first things that you will buy into an empty flat? ICQ: How many things? Do you work alone? FB: Ask 2 students about their lists.

Lead-ın (2-3 minutes) • To set the context

These are Alex and Martina. What are they doing? (try elicit "looking for a flat', give this answer if eliciting takes too long)

Checking the vocabulary (3-5 minutes) • To check students' knowledge of "rooms in a house" vocabulary

Instructions: (handout put on the WB using projector) in this text there are some words that are bold, on the plan theare are letters A, B, C, D, E. What do you need to do? (Match). Work on your own. ICQ: Whıch words do you match? (kitchen, living room, bedrooms, balcony) Do you match with numbers (No, with letters) Do you work with your partner (No, alone) Early finishers will be given names of the rooms to stick to the WB. FB WC check

Clarification of vocabulary (pronunciation) (3-5 minutes) • To clarify the pronunciation of the vocabulary

Choral and individual drill Kitchen (CCQ - what do you do in the kitchen?) Living room (What is another name for living room? (Sitting room)) Bathroom Bedroom (CCQ - What do you do in the bedroom - sleep) Balcony No FB for this activity

Introduction and clarification of the vocabulary (11-13 minutes) • To introduce and clarify new "things in a house" vocabulary

Instructions: Here you have some pictures and some words, please match them. Work with your partner. WC FB CCQs during feedback: Where is the sink (In the kitchen) Where is the washbasin (in the bathroom) Is this a cooker (showing a picture of a cook)? (No, it is a cook) Choral and individual drilling of more difficult words.

Reading for specific information (6-8 minutes) • For students to practise scanning the text

Instructions: On this handout there is a text and some questions. On your own please read the text and answer the questions. Peer-check: Teacher monitores and tells the students to check with their partner when they're done. FB Teacher nominates the students to answer the questions and tell where in the text is the answer.

Freer speaking practice (7-9 minutes) • To provide semi-controlled practise of the TL

Instructions: In groups of 4 (or 3 depending on the number of the students) please tell each other about your flats. What rooms and what things do you have there? You can use your list of things to help you with your story. Teacher monitores and corrects mistakes, if many students have the same mistake T puts it on the WB and elicits corrections.

If time activity (7-10 minutes) • To provide controlled written practise of the vocabulary

Instructions: Here is a crossword puzzle, when you have all the words, there will be a new word in the middle. You can work on your own or with a partner. Who gets the "middle" word first - wins. FB T-WC

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