Rustam Rustam

TP 5
Upper-intermediate level


The main focus of this lesson is on compound nouns and adjectives. The teacher


Abc Gap-fill handout
Abc Strips of separate halves
Abc Main Textbook
Abc Match the definitions with the words handout

Main Aims

  • To provide practice of compound nouns and adjectives.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide free speaking practice using the target language


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Show students pictures of common compound nouns and adjectives. Elicit the words displayed in the pictures. Elicit the words: compound nouns and agjectives.

Test #1 (8-10 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

In pairs/groups students match two halves of the compound words. Once they've done give them HOs with the definitions and ask them to match each word with its definition.

Teach (15-20 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first stage

Record the target language on the board. Focus on the meaning, form and pronunciation. Provide sufficient drilling.

Test #2 (5-8 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test.

In pairs, ask students to fill in the gaps with words they've just learnt. Check the answers in feedback.

Free practice (13-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Using the HOs from the previous activity, students sit in pairs to ask each other questions using the target language. In feedback, each student says one thing they knew about their partner.

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