Luiza Luiza

Upper-Intermediate level


In this lesson sts will have a lot of speaking practice for fluency. They will be assigned roles to discuss the influence of congestion charge on different aspects of town life.Sts will take turns to express their point of view and will also review last lesson material on agreement and disagreement statements. In error correction stage sts will analyse their mistakes made while speaking


Abc congestion picture
Abc handouts for roleplay
Abc posters with agreement and disagreement statements

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a debate in the context of congestion charge

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide speaking practice for accuracy with agreement/disagreement statements.


Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • to set the context of congestıon

Put up a pıcture of a traffıc jam on WB. Elicit the word `congestion`. Ask sts if they have bad traffic in their city. Ask sts to discuss in pairs what could be done about this problem. Ask sts if they know any cities where congestion charges are applied. Give an example of London, Singapore.

Pre-discussion (4-5 minutes) • to introduce a problem to sts

Show sts the handouts and tell them to read the text and answer 2 questions- What two problems are there with traffic and what mayor wants to do about it. Tell sts to work in pairs. Ask ICQs, deliver handouts Get fb.

Pair-work discussion (8-10 minutes) • to get sts to discuss the influence of congestion charge

Assign roles to sts, Tell them to discuss in pairs how congestion charge may influence different aspects of city life(given on handouts). Demonstrate how they should carry out their role.

Whole class discussion (15 minutes) • to get sts to debate on the topic of influence of congestion

Ask sts to imagine they are in a meeting with a mayor who wants to listen to all pros and cons of introducing congestion charge. Ask sts to tell their ideas to the others using agreement/disagreement statements on the WB. At the end of the discussion make a decision as a mayor. Take careful notes of sts mistakes.

Delayed error correction (5-10 minutes) • to correct sts mistakes

Using your notes correct sts mistakes. Use different techniques depending on the type of mistakes

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