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Lesson plan

Teacher: Denisa Dumitras School: Scoala Gimnaziala Gardani Date: 28 th May 2012 Grade: 8th Number of students:18 Level: Upper intermediate Unit 22: Land of the brave?( High Flyer upper intermediate) Topic: Are you brave? Type of lesson: Teaching vocabulary Skills: speaking, writing, reading, listening Methods: conversation, explanation, dialogue, exercise Classroom interaction: individual work, pair work, Teaching aids: blackboard, chalk, , handouts, laptop Students book: Highflyer Upper intermediate, Longman Time: 50 minutes Aims: to check and improve vocabulary; to check and improve pronunciation; to make students confident in themselves when speaking a foreign language; to create a warm atmosphere; to encourage students to get involved in the conversation.;

Evaluation: - continue - through activities, observation, error correction; - final - through feed-back.

Stage of lesson/ Timing 1. Organizational moment / 2 min.

Teachers activity

Students activity

Interaction T Ss

Skills and methods

Materials used pencils -to

Aims

Teacher enters the class greets The students greet the teacher and the students, and then T asks if tell the absentees if there are any. there are any absentees. Since SS write theri names onto the small they havent been properly pieces of paper.

- speaking

assure

the

introductive part of the lesson. - questioning

introduced T hands out a small piece of paper to the SS and asks them to write their names or nicknames onto them. T does the same. 2. Warm up/ 3 min T hands out some worksheets with quotes related to the topic of the lesson and asks the SS to guess what are the missing words from all the sentences The words missing are: COURAGE, COWARD, BRAVE(RY) T Ss Ss read the handouts and try to figure out the missing words. Ss should also think of a definition for courage and coward, being inspired by the quotes they have just solved. - writing T Ss Ss-Ss - listening - speaking - to revive the spirit of the class - blackboard and assure a proper - handouts atmosphere for the lesson.

3. Introducing the new topic / 10 min

T tells the Ss that today they are going to talk about BEING BRAVE and what does that mean .Ss are asked to read the

Ss read the definitions .

- speaking

Ss open the textbooks and study the pictures on page 90.

- to assure a proper transition between the moments of the lesson and thus a - blackboard better 2

definitions written on their handouts and try to use them to Ss answer the questions. talk about the pictures on page 90(ex. 1b).In what situation could these actions be considered courageous? Or foolish/cowardly? Then they are asked to look on the handout again and decide the same thing. Picture2:the man might be running to get help or he is looking for something to grab and scare the dog away. Picture 3: the woman is jumping in the water to save the man from drowning.

Ss alone

- listening

- students text books

comprehension of the topic. - to inform Ss about the topic they are going to learn.

-reading

- facilitate the acquisition of the new vocabulary.

4. Reading 7 min

Ss are asked if they have ever heard of the Womans Own Children of Courage Award? given each year to special children who have performed extraordinary acts of heroism. Over the past 40 years lots of royal heads have presented the awards, including Princess Diana and Prince Harry. Ss are asked to read an excerpt from a

Ss reas the excerpt and answer the questions: What is the full name of the award? For how long has the award been given? Who were some of the presenters for the awards? Where is the awards ceremony held? To whom is the award given?

T Ss

- writing

-reading for gist - facilitate the Ss alone -reading -handouts acquisition of the new vocabulary.

- speaking

booklet in which there is a brief presentation .

Ss are encouraged to ask explanations for any words they might not know.

5.Listening/ 10 min

T will ask the Ss to watch and listen carefully to a video about the award ceremony held in 2008 and solve the handout given to them. http://www.blinkx.com/watchvideo/prince-harry-presentschildren-of-courageawards/JftWKddMAac8JKOjp2 VcfQ

Ss listen to the information and try to solve the handout. Any unknown words will be elicited

Ss alone Pair work

- listening - handouts -speaking

- to facilitate the acquisition of the new vocabulary. -

-laptop

6. Writing 10 min

T asks Ss to look on the handout Ss make pairs and try to write at and using the images given to least one sentence per photo in imagine what could have happened there. order to have the story. T gives them a Badge of Ss write their homework in their Bravery and asks Ss to think of notebooks . a person they would like to give to and argue their choise. T appreciates Ss` activity both The Ss also say Good-bye to the verbally -praising the activity of teacher. the Ss- and also by giving marks. Then the teacher says Goodbye and leaves the classroom.

Ss-T Ss-Ss T Ss

-writing

-handout

- to facilitate the acquisition of the new vocabulary. -to consolidate and use the new acquired vocabulary

7. Homework / 2 min

- writing

- students notebooks

Ss alone T Ss

8. Evaluation / 3 min

-speaking

-to increase Ss` self-confidence and encourage them in their study of English. 4

Sources: -quotes at: http://www.quotegarden.com/courage.html - Snapshot Pre-intermediate, ed. Longman (p. 37) - http://static.westminster-abbey.org/assets/pdf_file/0020/32771/CoC-order-of-service-09v6.pdf -http://www.blinkx.com/watch-video/prince-harry-presents-children-of-courage-awards/JftWKddMAac8JKOjp2VcfQ