TP5, Shiva Khoei
Beginner level


In this lesson, students are supposed to be practicing reading and saying 'years'; they will listen, repeat and then read a short text of which the focus is 'years'.


Abc HO, Clandfield (2007) Straightforward Beginner Student's book: Macmillan
Abc CD, Straightforward Beginner Student CD2
Abc photo
Abc WB
Abc projector

Main Aims

  • to help the students with speaking practice

Subsidiary Aims

  • reading and speaking (how to talk about 'years')


lead-in (3-5 minutes) • to set the context of 'years'

I will chest the photos of some Turkish celebrities and ask Ss if they know when they were born; Ill try and elicit their guesses and then Ill write the right answers on WB. Ill ask them to drill the 'years'

listening (3-5 minutes) • to practice understanding how 'years ' are said in English.

I will ask Ss to listen to the recording; Ill ask them to repeat after they hear each year. Ill group the Ss into two and play the recording a second time and ask each group to repeat what they've heard.

controlled practice (4-6 minutes) • to practice saying 'years'

Ill ask Ss to work in pairs and practice saying 'years' in exercise 2 on HO; I will monitor them closely and correct the mispronounced ones.

listening for complete sentences (8-10 minutes) • to practice using 'years' in complete sentences

I will play the recording and ask the WC to complete the sentences. then I will play it again and ask Ss to repeat the completed version of the sentences back-chaining them. Finally I will ask Ss to say the sentences in their pairs. Ill monitor the language.

reading (3-4 minutes) • reading comprehension

I will chest the reading HO and ask Ss to read the text on their own.

post-reading (6-7 minutes) • further speaking practice

Ill ask Ss to pair up and talk about what they just read with their friends. I will help and minitor their speech.

semi-controlled speaking practice (5-7 minutes) • to personalize TL

I will write the following questions on WB and Ill ask Ss to ask each other in pairs what year they were born in; what their favourite TV shows are; who their favorite actor, singer abd football player is, and Ill monitor their answers.

If time (3-5 minutes) • Freer post-reading practice

if there still is time, I will ask Ss to write when their children were born; when they went to school, when they first met their best friend. ill show them the questions on WB. then ill ask them to share their answers with their partners.

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