In this lesson, students learn some common English collocations with talent and skills and practise some functional language. They also read a text and talk about talents and talent shows.
B1 / Intermediate90 minStandard LessonPremium Plan
SPEAKING & COMMON ENGLISH COLLOCATIONS CONNECTED WITH HOBBIES
In the warm-up activity, students complete some statements about themselves (e.g. I think I’m quite good at…, I’ve always wanted to have a talent for…). Then, they look at four photos and say what the people have talents for. They also discuss some questions related to having talents and skills, getting better at doing certain activities, and learning new things as an adult. Then, students read four short stories and complete gaps with provided words. They also find some common English collocations with talent and skills in the texts (e.g. demonstrate a talent for, work on skills, be passionate about an activity). They need to use them to complete a collocation chart. Next, they say whether they relate to any of the stories.
Finally, students need to use pairs of words to complete statements about talents. The task allows students to practise the use of common English collocations. They also need to choose one statement they agree with and explain why.
READING & FUNCTIONAL LANGUAGE
Before reading the article, students read its title and look at a photo and try to guess whether some statements about the article are true or false. Then, they read the article and check their answers. They also need to say which sentences helped them find the answers. The article contains some of the common English collocations with talent and skills learned in the first part of the lesson. After that, students talk about talent shows.
Later, they read a short conversation and find phrases for giving and responding to compliments. Students also add some of their own ideas. Finally, they work in pairs and do short role-plays in which they need to complement each other and respond to compliments.
The lesson plan also includes an additional vocabulary task. It’s available in the teacher’s version of the worksheet. You can print it, and hand it out to your students. It’s also included in the e-lesson plan if you teach online.
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