Sample Lesson Plans ± Ciara Owens Lesson Plan 1: Advertising

Objective: To learn and practise vocabulary related to advertising; To practise presenting in English Skills: Speaking / Presentations Time: 60 mins Level: Intermediate/Upper-Intermediate 1) Warm-up (5 mins): Place several ads from magazines/newspapers on the board for a minute and then take them down. Ask students how many ads they can remember from the board. Which ads did they remember and why? What makes an ad memorable? (persuasive, thoughtprovoking, controversial) Where do we see advertising today? (flyers, billboards, websites, etc.) 2) Introduce new vocabulary (10 mins): Give students a sheet with opinionated statements regarding advertising with topic-specific vocabulary underlined, eg. ³We need more regulation of advertising to children´ ³The best way to create buzz is through social media´ ³Celebrities are always the best people to endorse a product´ 1) Sts match underlined words with definitions 2) Open class correction of definitions 3) Discussion (10 mins): Students discuss in pairs whether or not they agree with the statements and why. 4) Presentation (25 mins): Students are randomly assigned one of the statements above and must present a short argument for/against it. Teacher elicits/introduces language used to start a presentation, support an argument, and conclude a presentation (We¶d like to start by«., To give you an example,«., To sum up«.) 5) Feedback: Students vote for the presentation they find most persuasive

As a class. Open class feedback and correction (10 mins) Gist listening (10 mins) : Students watch lecture while checking their predictions from the prelistening task. How much of our lifestyle is dictated by our genes vs.Lesson 2: Based on TED Talk ³How to Live to Be 100´ by Dan Buettner Objective: To practise listening and learn vocabulary related to aging. I¶d like to debunk a few myths when it comes to longevity. students predict what some of the secrets to living longer might be and teacher writes them on the board. Detailed listening: Students watch again and answer more specific questions about what it takes to be 100. Pre-listening vocabulary task (10 mins): Hand out some sentences taken from the lecture with some target vocabulary. Eg. Ask students to write a paragraph about how life may change in the future if more people start living to be 100. Open class feedback to check How well does the test cover the areas that were discussed in the lecture? How reliable do you think the test is? Possible extension: Review use of will/might/may for predictions. Students must match selected vocabulary with definitions provided. lifestyle? Post-listening feedback and discussion (7 mins)± Students check answers in pairs and discuss as a class Follow-up activity and discussion: Students take the life expectancy test to see how long their life span is based on their current lifestyle: (http://calculator. to practice predictions Skills: Listening/speaking Level: Advanced Warm-Up (5mins): Give students a moment to think and talk about the following questions in pairs/small groups: Do you know anyone who¶s lived to be 100? Would you like to live to be 100? Why or why not? Pre-listening discussion (5mins): Tell students they¶re going to watch a short lecture on communities with a high percentage of centenarians. .

and sometimes has difficulty communicating with people. romantic. Students compare answers in pairs. He is quiet and intelligent. Extension: Students practice giving advice in different scenarios by writing a list of µtips¶ on how to maintain a good relationship / be a good student / get a promotion using should/shouldn¶t . Pre-teach vocabulary: Tell students they are going to be matchmakers today and that they will need. Pre-Intermediate Warm-up: Give students a list of adjectives and ask them to rank those they feel are important in a romantic partner from 1-5 eg. Show students an example. Tony is a young doctor who often works long hours at the hospital. To practise vocabulary related to personalities / work / hobbies. Discussion: Students must discuss their answers in pairs/small groups and agree on their partnerships. hard-working. But he¶s shy. to cheat on sb) Grammar: Tell students they are going to read descriptions of people and it is their job to match people up. honest. Use this exercise to introduce ³should/shouldn¶t´ for giving advice.Lesson Plan 3 To use should/shouldn¶t for giving advice. compatible/a good match. funny. Reading activity: Give students a sheet with descriptions of eight different people. especially with women. fit. Students read and decide which people are most compatible (taking into account interests. Follow-up: Open class feedback to compare answers and reasoning. bossy. work and personality). Eg. Pre-teach any necessary vocabulary based on the worksheet students will be completing (eg. and likes reading books and magazines.

Advice ± You should read before you go to bed/ Why don¶t you count sheep?) Reading an advice column from a newspaper or a magazine. At the end. Most people think that« The majority agree« About half of the class disagrees with« . they must try to figure out their problem (eg. Problem ± You can¶t sleep.Teacher puts a µproblem¶ on each student¶s back. Students must walk around the room and get advice from their classmates about how to resolve their problem.

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