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Demo lesson 2

Name: Aleksandra Ristic


Level: Pre-Intermediate

Date: 19/10/14

Time: 16.00

Lesson length: 40 min.

Course book: Inside Out

Main aim: By the end of the lesson, the learners will be able to write a letter of application for their dream job;
Sub aims: By the end of the lesson, the learners will have practiced listening for specific information;
Personal aims: To make the board display more organized, to build good rapport with students;
Materials: students book Inside Out, pre-int, p. 44,45, CD 2, t4 (31)
Anticipated problems with tasks and
materials

Possible solutions

Some Ss might find hard to understand


terms in English that do not exist in our
culture, e.g. weeks paid holiday.

Elicit the meaning of this term from Ss and


remind them of cultural differences;

Context of lesson

Assumptions

Jobs, retirement, a letter of application

Ss will be interested in writing a letter of


application because they might use it in
real life;

Stage name and


aim
Lead-in
- To kindle Ss
interest in
the topic

Time and interaction

Procedural detail

3 min
TS
PW
OC feedback

T shows different quotations to Ss;


T: What do you think our lesson today is about?
Factories? No. Work? Jobs? Yes.
In pairs, think of as many words connected to jobs and
write them down. You have one minute.

Pre-teach
vocabulary
- To help Ss
understand
the listening
exercise

Prediction activity
- To make the
topic of the
listening
closer to Ss
1st listening activity

Finished? OK, lets check together. (T writes job words


on the wb)
T gives Ss pieces of paper with new expressions and
they need to connect them with the correct meaning.
1 min
Ind.

T: Here you have two columns. Connect the new


expressions with their meaning. You have one minute.

1 min
PW
OC
-_________
2 min

Finished? OK, now check in pairs.


Now lets check together. Here are the answers.
(written on the board while the Ss were checking.)

T shows the book to Ss at p.44 and asks them to do


the prediction activity together.
1 min
PW

T: In pairs, speculate possible answers.

T instructs Ss to listen and check their guesses.

Comments

To listen for
specific
information
and get the
general idea
of the
listening
script

4 min

T: Listen and check your answers. Focus only on these


three questions.

Ind
1 min
PW
OC
______
5 min

2nd listening activity 1 min


- To listen for
Ind
more specific
information

CD2, track 4 (tapescript 31) 3.32


T: OK, now, check the if you were right in pairs.
Finished? Lets check together! a) a department store
b) in 1948 and c) hes 85, nearly 86

T: Please, read exercise 3 and read the statements.


Do you write anything down? No. Do you speak to
each other? No. What do you do? Read. Good. Start
now.
SB, p.44, ex.3

4 min
Ind

T: Finished? Lets listen again and check the


statements. Do you write anything now? Yes. What do
you write? If the statements are true or false. Good.
Lets start.
CD2, track 4 (tapescript 31) 3.32

1 min PW
1-2 min OC
-________________
8 min
Vocabulary practice
- To practice

T: Now, check your answers in pairs.


Now lets check them together.

Controlled practice for Ss to master the knowledge of


the new vocab. This is a flexible activity that can be

the
vocabulary

Preparing for
writing
- To help Ss
familiarize
with the form
of the
application
letter
Writing
- To develop
learners
writing skills

skipped in case there is not enough time, or it can be


made longer in case there is more time left.
2 min
Ind

T: Now use the new words and expressions to fill in


these gaps. You have 2 min.

1 min PW

Finished? Check in pairs.

1 min OC

Lets check together.

2 min PW
-_________
6 min

Optional: Discuss these statements and tell your


partner if you agree or disagree with the statement.
T shows Ss the letter of application and asks them to
change the underlined words.

2 min
Ind
1 min PW
OC
-________
3 min
5 min
Ind

T: Use the words in this box to make this letter sound


better. You have two minutes.
Finished? OK, check in pairs.
Now lets check together. Who would like to start?
T explains the main parts of the letter of application and
instructs Ss to write one of their own.
T: Each letter of application should start like this. Then,
there has to be the reason for writing At the end, you
should
Now, write your own letter of application. You need to
spend some time on planning and organization. You

have five minutes for all of it. Ask me if you need help.

Closure

2 min
PW

Finished? OK, now, take each others letters and


correct the mistakes.

2-4 min
OC feedback
-__________
10 min
2 min

Here are some common mistakes that you made. Lets


see these sentences.

Ask Ss what they would like to do in their next lesson.


Have an open class brainstorming of ideas.