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Clothing and Present Continuous | ESL/EFL Lesson Plan

The focus of the lesson: To be able to identify and recognize different clothing and to be able to describe what someone is wearing using adjectives
Size of the class: 40 students
Age: 15 years old / grade 9
Level: Beginner/A2
Length of the lesson: 2 hours

The purpose of the lesson:
To remember items of clothing.
To be able to talk about and describe what people are wearing.
To be able to discuss and talk about clothes.

Vocabulary:
Nouns: T-Shirt, Shirt, Jeans, Blouse, Jacket, Dress, Skirt, Shorts, Pants (Trousers), Suit, Tie, Shoes, Sandals, Sneakers, Hat.
Adjectives: Striped, Colourful, Sleeveless, Short-Sleeved, Long-sleeved, Denim, Polka dots.
Colours: Red, Blue, White, Yellow, Green, Black, Pink, Orange, Purple, Brown

Conversation Questions:
What do you usually wear at the weekend?
What clothes do you wear for special occasions?
Describe your school uniform.
What is your teacher wearing today?

Listening task:
Fill in the gaps, clothing, through listening.

Stage 1 – Put the students into groups of 4 or 5 and ask them to look at the PowerPoint presentation and ask them to discuss together what they think the item of clothing is.

Stage 2 – After the presentation, go through the answers by asking the different groups and ask them to write it on the board with the Vietnamese translations. Always get the students to copy this in their notebook.

Stage 3 – Go through useful adjectives and colors with the students so that they can describe clothing in more detail. Write these words on the board, getting the students to write in their notebooks.

Stage 4 – Help students to make noun phrases to describe clothes e.g. faded jeans, a red hat etc. Do this by writing nouns and adjectives in two columns on the board and showing them some pictures. Ask the students to choose an adjective and a noun from each column to describe the picture. Write down the noun phrase on the board.

Stage 5 – Work with the students to understand the present continuous to enable them to describe what somebody is wearing. Make sure that the students write down and understand how to complete simple sentences for example “Today my teacher is wearing…”, “He’s wearing…”, “Ms. Daniella is wearing…” Do this by writing examples on the board and get the students to listen and repeat.

Stage 6 – Write some vocabulary on the board and ask the students to come up with a couple of sentences using the present continuous. Ask some individual students to give their examples.

Stage 7 – Group work: give each group a picture and ask them to describe it. After, they must describe the picture to the class and then ask a student to identify the picture. Once the picture has been identified pass it around the class and get the students to read the description again.

Stage 8 – Go through the conversation questions with the students. Ask them to write them down in their notebooks with the Vietnamese translations. Make sure the students can answer the questions.

Stage 9 – Ask the students to speak together in pairs to ask and answer the questions.

Stage 10 – After practicing ask some pairs to come to the front of the class to demonstrate asking and answering the questions.


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