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LESSON PLAN

GRADE: the Xth D (students aged 16 18)


LEVEL: Intermediate
TEXTBOOK: Click on 4
TITLE OF THE LESSON: A rolling stone gathers no moss
TYPE OF THE LESSON: Writing
SUBJECT: Writing an article describing a place
TIME: 50 minutes
AIMS OF THE LESSON:
- To familiarize the students with the structure of an article;
- To describe a place and its people;
- To discover the meaning of certain expressions and to use them in contextual situations;
- To enrich vocabulary;
- To stimulate students imagination and creativity.
- To develop the ability of writing articles on a given topic
TECHNIQUES USED: Receptive skills: reading
Productive skills: speaking and writing
TEACHING AIDS: textbooks, notebooks, blackboard, magazines extracts
ORGANISATION: frontal, individual work, pair work
ANTICIPATED PROBLEMS:
Students may find it hard to express themselves fluently in English
Students may not know what to say about the place given
SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS:
Teacher should group weaker students with more advanced ones so as the former to be helped by the latter.
Teacher should also direct students to previous lessons where other attempts of describing places have taken place.
STAGES OF THE LESSON
STAGES OF
THE LESSON

TIMING

TEACHERS ACTIVITY

STUDENTS ACTIVITY

INTERACTION
1

Warm-up
5

Presentation &
Performance

Feed back

15

15

Greets the students, asks who is absent and


why; checks the homework.
Writes on the board the title of the lesson
and asks the Ss to translate it and explain it.
Writing an article describing a place
Begins by explaining that articles describing
a place are usually written in four
paragraphs, and elicit from the Ss what each
paragraph might contain.

Answer the teachers questions and show


their homework to be corrected.
Think of articles describing a place.

Think of what they might write in each


paragraph and tell the T what they think: the
1st paragraph contains the name and the
location of the place and the reasons for
choosing it; the 2nd and 3rd paragraphs
describe the main aspects of the place (what
people can see or do there); the 4th
paragraph contains the writers comments
and feelings about the place, as well as
Tells the Ss that present tenses are normally their recommendation.
used to describe a place and that there is
used a variety of adjectives to make the
article more vivid and inviting to the reader.
Asks the Ss to think of five adjectives that
can be used in an article.
Work in pairs and choose five adjectives
Asks the Ss to read a rubric, underline the that are proper for an article describing a
key words and elicit answer to the place.
questions: What type of article should you Read the rubric, underline the key words
write? , Who is going to read it? , Which of and answer the Ts questions.
the following points must be included in
your article?
Goes through the theory box dealing with
any difficulties.
Asks the Ss to solve some exercises:
For exercise 36, the T explains the task and
allows Ss five minutes to read the article
and complete the task.
Checks Ss answers around the class.
For ex. 37 explains the task, reads aloud the

Read the article and complete the task.


For ex. 36c, the Ss look for synonyms of the
words in bold and write them down in their
notebooks.
Complete the task.

T Ss
Ss T
IW

T Ss
PW
Ss T
Ss - Ss

T Ss
PW
Ss T
Ss - Ss
2

Assessment
10

Setting
homework

example, and allows Ss two minutes to do


the exercise.
The next step is an exercise that helps Ss to
verify if they understood what they had
learned about articles. In this exercise Ss
have to write the words in the list, under the
correct heading and to make up five
sentences.
The last exercise helps Ss answer the final
questions they have about articles. In this
exercise Ss have to think of a town worth
visiting and complete the spidergram.
Decides that the Ss homework for the next
time should be exercises 41 page 31.

Ss are allowed several minutes to take notes


in the notebooks and to make up the
sentences.
There are selected 2 / 3 Ss to read out their
sentences.

Pay attention to the teachers explanations.


Read the tasks and write down in their
notebooks the extra information that the
teacher gives.

T Ss
Ss Ss
IW
Ss - T

T - Ss