Highly Developed Countries


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Pre-reading

Students download the following presentation and talk about what countries are represented in them.


During-Reading

#1 Students check the following  three articles:

  1. Top 10 Highly Developed Countries in the World
  2. Top 10 Highly Developed Countries
  3. Top 15 Most Developed Countries in the World

#2 and they are going to talk to their classmates about the following points:

  1. The countries are part of all lists
  2. The countries that are part of two list
  3. The countries that are part of only one list

#3 After students read the article, they answer this short quiz  using socrative


Post-Reading

Students choose one of those economies, they learn more about the economy of such country and  they find pictures to make a collage and they will talk to their classmates about it.

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Lesson Plan: Requesting and Offering Help


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Objective:

Requesting and Offering  in order to solve different situations face to face or by email


Target Phrases

  1. Could you give me a hand?
  2. Would you mind helping me out?
  3. Can you do me a favor?
  4. Would you like a bit of help?
  5. I wonder if you could help me with that

How to respond to polite requests

  1. ok
  2. sure
  3. certainly
  4. no problem
  5. Yes
  6. Please
  7. Ok
  8. I am  afraid I can’t do it
  9. No, Thanks
  10. Thank you

Exchanges

  • I need to buy a product on amazon, can you help me with that?
  • How can I help you?
  • Would you mind helping me with the suitcases?
  • Yes, of course
  • My computer is not working, Could you help me?
  • Sure
  • I need a new laptop, could you help me ?
  • Yes, come over here
  • Could you lend me a few dollars?
  • sure, no problem

Pre-Task

  • Teacher  gives students a wordle and students create polite requests and send them to the class whatsapp group. If the sentences made by the students are the exact ones that the teacher has, the team gets a point, the team with more points gets a chocolate or two.
  • Teacher gives a quizlet set of expressions  and students classify those expressions into expressions to give and ask for help.
    • Could you help me please?
    • Do you need my help?
    • I was wondering if you needed any help
    • Can I ask you a favor?
    • How may I help you?
    • Can you do me a favor?
    • Could you do that for me?
    • Would you mind giving me some help?
    • Would you do that for me?
    • What can I do for you sir?
    • How can I help you?
    • Could I use your phone?
    • Do you want me to help you?
    • Can I give you a hand?

Task

Students are going to create a dialogue about askinf for help

Post- Task

Students answer an online form in which students have to fix  questions  that have something wrong with grammar

 

Lesson Plan: Describing Professionals and the Tasks They Do


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Level: Intermediate


Objective: Describing Professionals and the tasks they do


Target Vocabulary and Grammar

Professions:

  1. Manager
  2. Accountant
  3. Secretary
  4. Clerk
  5. Cashier
  6. Assistant
  7. Bank Teller
  8. Doctor
  9. Police Officer
  10. Professor
  11. Receptionist
  12. Supervisor
  13. Journalist
  14. Real State Agent
  15. Architech
  16. Police Officer
  17. Enterpreneur
  18. Factory Worker
  19. Website Designers
  20. Translator
  21. Engineer
  22. It Professional

Tasks

  1. To design Websites
  2. To sell properties
  3. To keep people safe
  4. To keep people healthy
  5. To filter calls
  6. To write stories for the press
  7. To supervise factory workers
  8. To charge for products you buy
  9. To keep financial accounts
  10. To help with bank transactions
  11. To teach about subjects
  12. To design buildings
  13. To supervise constructions
  14. To translate from one language into another
  15. To offer computer support

Phrases

  • Where do you work ?
  • I work for  Microsoft
  • I work at Google INC
  • Where do you do there ?
  • What do you do exactly?
  • I design websites
  • What do you do as a receptionist for microsoft?
  • I take calls and sometimes I take notes during meetings
  • What do you usually do at the Bank?
  • As a bank teller, I help people with transactions.

Pre-Task

  • Teacher tells students to install / open the Quizlet and find for the quizlet set about occupations, during five minutes they check / review the target vocabulary then they go to another classmate and they practice  by recalling the meaning of new words.
  • Half of the group is given a quizlet set  with tasks that professionals do and the other half is given a list of occupations, the first half  reads the tasks  from the quizlet set and the second half try to  guess the name of  the occupation they are referring to.
  • Students continue using the quizlet with the list of occupations,the teacher enter tasks into an avatar, the avatar reads the descriptions and students listen carefully and  tell what profession the avatar is describing.
  • Two dialogues are sent to the students, the students practice the dialogues with a partner and  they change seats every  one minute and a half. Both dialogues can be seen here and here

Task

  • Student  make groups of four to talk about a company , they must pick the name of the company  and they must introduce two or three professionals of such company, those professional must describe the tasks that they usually do

Planning

  • students rehearse doing the presentation and teacher monitors and offers help if neeeded

Report

  • Class listens to the presentations

Language Focus