LEVEL: Intermediate
TEXTBOOK: Click on 4
TITLE OF THE LESSON: A rolling stone gathers no moss
TYPE OF THE LESSON: Writing - Lessons of fixation of knowledge and of developing skills and abilities
SUBJECT: Writing an article describing a place
TIME: 50 minutes

- To describe a place and its people;
- To provide a meaningful situation for Ss to use specific vocabulary related to places;
- To discover the meaning of certain expressions and to use them in contextual situations;
- To make students confident in using their skills;
- 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

Students may find it hard to express themselves fluently in English
Students may not know what to say about the place given
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.


Warm-up Greets the students, asks who is absent. Answer the teacher’s.
5’ Asks the Ss what they know about articles Think of articles describing a place and of T – Ss
and Writing an article describing a place what they have studied in the previous Ss – T
lesson.. IW
Begins by asking the Ss if they remember Answer the T’s questions and think of
the structure of an article describing a possible questions regarding the articles
place, the tenses used and what else is describing a place. T – Ss
Presentation & important to take into account when PW
Performance 10’ writing an article. Ss – T
Asks the Ss to think of several adjectives Write in their notebooks the adjectives and
that can be used in an article, more exactly explain their choice.
in their article, and explain their choice.
Asks the Ss to solve some exercises: Ss work in pairs and underline the key
For exercise 40, the T chooses a S to read words.
Feed back 10’ the rubric aloud. T – Ss
Helps Ss if necessary. PW
Presents the plan of the article, explains Answer the questions and complete the Ss – T
the task and elicit answers to the questions task.
to complete the plan around the class.
For ex. 40 b the T explains the task and Ss are grouped in groups of four. Each pair
asks Ss to write an article about a place has to write the article. Each person in the
Assessment 20’ worth visiting. group has a certain part: scribe, time T – Ss
keeper, and presenter. Students have 20 GW
minutes to work Ss - T
Setting homework 5’ Decides that the Ss’ homework for the next Pay attention to the teacher’s explanations.
time should be an article about a place they Read the tasks and write down in their T - Ss
have visited. notebooks the extra information that the
teacher gives.