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TP7a Lesson Plan "Do you like new year?"
Elementary level


In this lesson the sts will review their knowledge of vocabulary through a listening activity in the context of New Year. The vocabulary will be the adverbs of frequency.


Main Aims

  • For sts to review and practice the adverbs of frequency in the context of New Year.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To give sts practice in gist reading in the context of New Year.


Warmer (7-9 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

- Ask sts if they like New Year or not and what they do in New Year. - After speaking about NY, tell them that they will listen to a recording of two people, one from Korea and one from the UK, who talk about New Year. - Tell them that you will teach them some vocabulary which will help them to understand the record easier - Elicit the words chess, fireworks, midnight and sunrise by drawing them on the WB - Ask 'What are the traditional Turkish foods?' - If they can't answer, give them examples and clarify the meaning of 'traditional' - Write the words on the WB and drill them

Listening (4-6 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist listening tasks about the target language

- Get them in pairs, give them the first HO and give the instructions for ex.1 and tell them to underline the correct words from conversations (gist reading) - Play the CD and get WC feedback

Highlighting (4-6 minutes) • To draw sts' attention to the target language

- Give them the second HO and give instructions for ex. 2 and tell them to complete 1-3 with the highlighted words (adverbs of frequency) - Play the CD again - Get the WC feedback

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronounciation the target language

- Give them the third HO and tell them to put the adverbs onto the scale in the correct order, in pairs - Whilst the sts are on the task, draw a scale and ask every pair to come to the board and write one answer - Drill the pronunciation of the adverbs during the FB - After FB, write 'Istanbul is never rainy in the summer.' and 'It never rains in Istanbul in the summer.' on the WB - Elicit the form and clarify the use of adverb in the two different sentence structure

Practice (6-8 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for production stage

- Get sts into two groups - Choose one young person from each group. - Explain them the rules for the game (young sts run to me- get one paper which has a sentence in wrong order on it- take it to your groups- correct the sentences- if they are in the right order get another sentence)

Production (7-9 minutes) • To provide sts with production of the target language

- Get them in pairs - Tell them that they should write 5 sentences about what they do in New Year - Give them 2- 3 minutes for it - Make them read the paragraphs to each other with their partners - Monitor and do error correction whilst they are reading each other's sentences

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