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Lexis on Rooms and Things in a House
Elementary level


In this lesson, students learn new vocabulary on rooms and things in a flat. As they are taught the grammar that is needed, there will be just a quick review of "there is/are" at the beginning through writing True/False sentences. Then they match the names of furniture with pictures, and they are taught the new vocabulary's pronunciation through drilling. At the end of the lesson, they get to practice the vocabulary in a semi-free practice. As a back-up activity, in case we still have time the students will play memory game.


Abc Handout Slips

Main Aims

  • To provide review, clarification and practice of vocabulary on rooms and things in a flat in the context of renting a flat

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of renting a flat


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

1. A quick review on "there is/are" by telling the students one true and one false statements 2. Ask the Ss. to write 2 true & 2 false statements by using "there is/are" and swap papers with their partners and guess which one is T/F.

Exposure and Test#1 (8-10 minutes) • To pre-teach the key vocabulary and gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

1. Look at p.41, pic. of Alex and his wife. What are they doing? What do you think? 2. Pre-teach "rent, flat, advert" 3. Tell the Ss. rent in Istanbul is very high. Ask them how much they pay for their rent. 4. Show advert on p.40 and tell them that Alex and his wife are looking at that advert. 5. Ss. observe the advert in detail and do exercise 1 in pairs.

Test#2 (10-12 minutes) • To test their knowledge in detail and clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

1. Ask Ss. to match pictures with vocabulary in pairs. 2. Ss. check their answers altogether

Teach (7 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the previous test stage

3. Teach the unfamiliar/unknown words 4. Drill the new vocabulary in chunks

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

1. Put students into groups of three. Tell the students that each group wants to share a flat together. 2. The Ss. come up with their own criteria questions and write them up on WB 3. Hand out the copy of Flat questionnaire 4. They don't show each other their copies and ask questions to get information 5. Finally the Ss. decide which flat they want to rent and tell the class the reasons they've chosen it

Back-up Activity (5 minutes) • To revise the newly learned vocabulary in a fun way

1. Ss. get into pairs and they try to find the names of the pictures that are turned upside down. 2. If they can't find the correct match, they have to let the other group find a match.

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