GRADE: the XIth D (students aged 16 – 18)
LEVEL: Upper Intermediate
TEXTBOOK: Upstream Upper Intermediate
TITLE OF THE LESSON: Moods and Feelings
TYPE OF THE LESSON: Combined lesson
SUBJECT: Sense and sensibility, by Jane Austen
TIME: 50 minutes

 to say words related to moods and feelings;
 to skim the text for extracting specific information;
 to predict the content of the text using title, words and pictures;
 to listen the text and answer comprehension exercises;
 to explain words and phrases using context, pictures and dictionary.
TECHNIQUES USED: Receptive skills: reading
Productive skills: speaking and writing
TEACHING AIDS: textbooks, notebooks, blackboard,
ORGANISATION: individual work, pair work, group work

Warm-up Greets the students, asks who is absent and why; checks the Answer the teacher’s questions and show their homework
10’ homework. to be corrected.

Asks the Ss to complete a crossword puzzle and to review Review words connected with moods and feelings
words connected with moods and feelings. completing a cross word puzzle.
The work is checked in front of the class – they found the
name of Jane Austen.
Writes the title of the novel on the board and explains the Listen to the T’s explanations and think of possible themes
Presentation 10 difference between “sense” and “sensibility”. Asks the Ss of the lesson.
about their expectations regarding the book, and its characters.
Speaks about Jane Austen’s life and her works. Underlines the
features of her work and her role in literature.

Asks the Ss to read, from the textbook, the data about Jane Read the extract and write down their questions. The
Austen and to think of what they have read before and what questions will be written on the board.
Performance and they have read from the book, and to write down three Will write down the questions and read them aloud. Some
feed back 20’ questions about the author. Ss helped by the T will answer to their questions.
Will allow Ss to read the short text about the author, help them
with vocabulary, and elicit what questions Ss have.

Asks the Ss to read the text in silence and to think of some Read the text and think of what the book is about and how
characteristics of the early 19th century society. the characters evolve in the book.

For exercise 2 the T will explain the task and ask 2-3 Ss to Read the sentences and answer the Ts question. (It
read out the sentences A-I, to look at the example and explain contains the reference words “After all, the house” which
why D is correct. introduces the why “no one could dispute her right to
come” in the previous sentence.)
Complete the task.
Checks Ss answers.

Setting homework 10’ For exercise 3a the T explains the task and asks the Ss to find Pay attention to the teacher’s explanations;
collocations in the extract; for 3b explains the task and checks Read the tasks and write down in their notebooks the extra
Ss answers; and for 3c allows Ss several minutes to read the information that the teacher gives.
article again and to explain the highlighted words.

For exercise 4a and 4b the T allows Ss to find and underline
all the adjectives and find words that describe how Elinor,
Marianne and their mother feel.

For exercise 5 the T explains the task, does the first item
together with the Ss.