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: Facilities and Services given by Companies and Institutions


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Level: Intermediate


Objective: Exchange Information and describe facilities and services offered by different companies  and Institution


Target Vocabulary  and Grammar

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi : Wifi Gratis
  • Conference Center : Centro de Conferencias
  • Fitness Center:  Gimnasio
  • Free Parking: Parqueo Gratuito
  • Medical facilities: Facilidades medicas
  • Conference Center: Centro de Conferencias
  • Copy Center: Servicio de Fotocopiado
  • Auditorium: Auditorio
  • Restroom: Tocador
  • Reception: Recepción
  • Dorms: Dormitorios
  • Library: Biblioteca
  • Office: Oficina
  • Security Booths: Casetilla de seguridad
  • Computer Lab: Laboratorio de computo
  • Cafeteria: Cafeteria
  • Website: Sitio Web

Places found around companies and Institutions

  • airport : Aeropuerto
  • bakery : Panaderia
  • bank : Banco
  • bookstore: Libreria
  • bus station: Estación de Bus
  • cafe: Cafe
  • church: Iglesia
  • court: Corte
  • department store : Tienda por Departamentos
  • Movie theather: Cine
  • fire station: Estacion de Bomberos
  • gas station: Estación de gasolina
  • gym: Gimnasio
  • hospital: Hospital
  • hotel: Hotel
  • gallery: Galeria
  • library: Biblioteca
  • museum: Museo
  • Drugstore : Farmacia
  • police station : Estación de Policia
  • park: Parque

Target Structures and Phrases

  • Where is the gym located? :
  • The Gym is located by the central park
  • Are there any banks around here?
  • Yes , There are two banks around here
  • Is there a drugstore nearby? 
  • Yes There isn’t
  • Does the company have an auditorium?
  • No, It doesn’t
  • Does the Company have free Wifi?
  • Yes, it does
  • Can you tell me where the cafeteria is ?
  • It is on the second floor
  • What does the cafeteria offer?
  • The cafeteria offers a variety of snacks
  • Can I have some information about the company?
  • Yes,The company  is located in Alajuela and it has excellent facilities , it has a copy center and a computer lab.
  • Does the company have a website?
  • Yes it does, the company’s website is utn.com
  • Does the company have a computer lab?
  • Yes, it does, actually  it has three computer labs

 


 Pre-Task 

Students using the Quizlet application will review the vocabulary that will be studied in class, students say the words aloud to themselves and their classmates, Students can also flip the card to know the meaning in spanish or click the microphone button to listen the pronunciation. The Quizlet set can be seen here

Teacher prepares a kahoot quiz, students install the application in their cellphone and the person with the most correct and fast answers will be crowned the winner. The kahoot quiz and jumble can be seen here  and here

Students practice in pairs the target structures that will be sent to them via whatsapp. The structures can be seen here , the students will switch  places and practice with different classmates.

Part of the students are going to access a survey created using google forms. The survey will be sent to through  a link, the student will interview one of the classmates asking personal information questions, company questions and questions about their surroundings. they survey can be seen here


Task 

Students in pairs create a phone conversation between a client and a receptionist in which the receptionist has to answer questions about the services and facilities the company she works for  offers.


Planning 

Student take 10 minutes to practice the dialogue and the teacher coaches them in terms of pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary.


Report 

Students record the conversation using a whatsapp or the stock audio recorder of their cellphones and later those conversation are heard in class connecting their phones to the  speakers. Teacher will ask questions to their classmates regarding to what they heard.


Post- Task 

Students will receive a powerpoint presentaton with  images and they will describe the facilities of a company to their classmates or the places located around the company. The presentation can be seen here

 


Additional Information

The lesson plan is based on the guideliness given by the site Teaching English, that information can be seen here and here

Lesson Plan: Setting Goals and Future Plans


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Task-Based Lesson Plan

Level: Intermediate

Grammar Focus: Simple Future + Future with “Going”

Objective: To set and  talk about smart goals in different contexts of Life

Warm-up

Students play board races with some key vocabulary that will be used during today’s lesson

Pre-Task

  1. Teacher introduces key vocabulary about example of goals, type of goals and examples of smart goals using a power point presentation.
  2. Students are going to see part of image in a powerpoint presentation and they are gonna try to guess and describe the picture

Task

Students sits in pairs and they interview their classmates using a powerpoint presentation that can be displayed on their smartphones, computer or tablets.

When students are finished, they would work with their classmates creating Smart Goals, they make sure the goal is specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-based

Planning

Students rehearse telling their smart goals to their classmates.

Report

Students talk about their goals to their classmates

Language Focus

Teacher writes five good phrases used by students and five incorrect phrases used and how to avoid those mistakes / errors in the future.