Brett Brett

Getting directions
Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson students will be exposed to vocabulary pertaining to giving directions, linking consonants and vowels and they will practice speaking these newly acquired skills in the last activity.


Abc Exercise Handout

Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson students will be able to use the functional language learned to give/receive directions to/from each other.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Listening and speaking


Warmer (4-5 minutes) • Eliciting vocab from students

What do we say when we want to give directions? -Turn right/left (at the 1st/2nd/3rd corner). -Go straight. -You’ll see it on the right/left. -It’s across from (the school, the park, the post office) -It’s next to (the police station, the playground, the library)

Lead in/Listening Exercises (4-5 minutes) • Expose students to dialog

Before I Play (2.23) Think: "Where does she want to go?" "How far is it?" Pass out HO and ask students to look at question 2. Where is Anne Frank's house?

Vocab Exercises (7-9 minutes) • Students will practice with the core vocab

A) Give students sequencing task - put directions in order using the map Demo on WB Have students give the answers. "if you, you'see see, turn right, go along, when you..." B) Listening to check. Play (2.23) again Go over some expressions on the WB Go down/Go along = same thing Use future tense to talk about going places = You'll see, you'll come to, you'll go past... Give examples for these expressions using the map. Ask students to fold the paper - only show the map. In pairs give the same directions to your partner. Switch. Write on board - "Turn left, right" "Go down/along" "Go past" "You'll see" "You'll come to" "When you get to"

Pronunciation Exercises/Controlled Practice (6-7 minutes) • Listening, pronunciation, understand linking

Play recording (2.24) 'out' ends with a consonant - so it links to the vowel after it Drill sentences, practice saying, linking. Have students complete part 4b. Play 2.25 to check answers.

Speaking (10-12 minutes) • Students use vocab and speak to each other

Have students pick two places on the map and mark them. They will think about how to give directions to them. In pairs they practice giving directions to each other.

Production/Freer practice (10-12 minutes) • Students use receptive and productive skills

Pass out WS #2 and have them work in pairs.

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