Lesson Plan Theme: Town and Country

On this page, you will find lessons plans relating to "Town and Country".


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Target Language: Guided writing, introducing yourself, online pen pals.
Description: Students learn how to write first about their hometown using descriptive vocabulary, then about themselves, in order to reply to online penpal adverts.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 0W1


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Coming To Town

Target Language: Talking about future plans using "going to" and present continuous.
Description: Two friends have a conversation about a family member coming to visit. Students then look at the grammar of future plans and the lesson finishes with a speaking activity.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1L7
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A Friend Visits

Target Language: Giving directions, following instructions, the imperative.
Description: At the beginning of the lesson, students talk about what there is to see in their own towns. There is some practice at following directions on a map, before students listen to a "spoken" pen-pal letter where a friend talks about her hometown and says how to find her house. The lesson finishes with some freer spoken practice at giving directions.
Duration: 65 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1L15
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Chinese Lawns

Target Language: There is/are, reading, places of interest in a town.
Description: Students talk about sites of interest in their hometown before reading an article about an unusual property development in China. Some focus on there is/there are for describing towns and their amenities.
Duration: 50 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1R2


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The Mazes of England

Target Language: Tourist attractions: reading, writing.
Description: Students discuss tourist attractions in their hometowns, then read an article about mazes as tourist attractions in Britain. Lesson finished with a postcard writing based on an imagined visit.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 4R2
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Town Planning

Target Language: Language of degree \ reason.
Description: The amenities of towns and cities are used to focus on the language of need and urgency. Role play at the end gives students a chance to use the language they have learned.
Duration: 55 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 4V6

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