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Teacher: PREDA VICTORIA Subject : English School : MUTETI


Date : February 25-th , 2012 Form/Level : 7th form,3rd year of study, pre-intermediate level Textbook : SNAPSHOT, Longman Estimated Time : 50 minutes No. of Students : 15 students Unit/Lesson :They used to hide here Lesson Topic : Smuggling in Cornwall Type of lesson : Acquisition of new knowledge;teaching vocabulary Vocabulary : related to smuggling Grammar : Word building from different parts of speech Objectives/Lesson Aims : A. Cognitive Objectives : at the end of the lesson,the students will be able to : 1.use the new vocabulary in sentences of their own;

2.skim to obtain a general impression of the text; 3.scan to locate specifically required information ; 4.introduce their own point of view regarding smuggling in Cornwall and smuggling today; 5.agree and disagree with arguments; 6.use digital instruments during the English class and in home projects; 7.select some pieces of information from the text and sum up events from 18th century England; 8. get a perspective upon the contemporary phenomenon of smuggling B. Affective Objectives :
T to create a warm atmosphere in order to offer the background for smooth easy conversation between

teacher and students; b. to give students an active role in the process of teaching/learning; c. to help students enjoy speaking a foreign language ; d. to make students confident when speaking English Skills : listening, speaking, reading, writing, skimmimg and scanning a text Interaction : T-Ss, S-S, Ss-Ss,PW,GW,IW Teaching Techniques : brainstorming, conversation, dialogue, text work, spelling exercises, , asking/ answering to questions, skimming and scanning a text, prezi presentation, powerpoint presentation, googledocs interaction, HotPotatoes testing Methods of Teaching : Communicative Approach , Grammar Translation Teaching Aids : laptop, OVHP, blackboard, textbooks, chalk Assumptions : I assume that students are eager to find out more things about English history and that they are drawn towards the use of high technology in the process of learning

Anticipated problems : Taking into consideration that some of the students have a poor level of knowledge and their motivation is rather limited, the teacher expects that her teaching skills might not be as valued as expected. Assessment : interactive, formative, oral, homework, systematic observation Bibliography : - official : The Curriculum for Secondary Education - methodical : Harmer, Jeremy: The Practice of English Language Teaching, Longman,UK,1991 : Vizental,Adriana :Metodica predarii limbii engleze,Editura Polirom,2008 -textbook : Abbs, Brian; Freebairn, Ingrid : Snapshot , Longman, 2000 - different Internet sites

Stages of lesson activities

1 Checking

Teachers activity

Students activity

Intera ction


Sk Teaching Techniques


To check attendance and to make sure the conditions are proper to

Ass ess-ment

2 minutes

-T greets class and -The Ss on duty name the T- Ss checks attendance : absentees if necessary : Are there any absents X is absent today. today?



2 Warm up 3 minutes

3 Checking

5 minutes

T asks Ss to sing the song taught during the previous lesson: When Im sixtyfour by Paul McCartney and John Lennon T checks the homework orally. T encourages Ss to make the necessary corrections by themselves.If necessary,T will write the difficult part of the exercise on the BB,discussing it with the Ss

Ss sing the song When Im sixty- four

T-Ss Ss-T

speaking TextBooks Notebooks reading speaking conversation Notebooks

Ss read their homework Ss- T and correct the mistakes if T-Ss necessary Ss-Ss

start the lesson To make Ss feel comfortable and increase their confidence in the use of language during class To check accomplishment of the taught items

T praises Ss systematic observation oral evaluation

Announcing the T announces the Ss 4 name of the lesson that they are going to take part in an and the objectives
1 minute interactive lesson, having as a theme Smuggling in Cornwall

Ss listen to the T and write down the title of the lesson

T- Ss

listening writing


notebooks BB chalk

To make Ss aware of the systematic items they will observalearn tion To motivate Ss by means of personalization

5 Introducing the new T shows a prezi presentation lesson Smuggling in 15 minutes Cornwall. ACTIVITY 1: PREZI During the presentation Ss are PRESENTATION http://prezi.com/i0tjzvj asked to identify and to associate to each mlv7i/smuggling-inpicture the name of the cornwall/ contraband goods 5 minutes people used to smuggle in Cornwall.

Ss watch the presentation and associate to each picture the word representing contraband goods

T-Ss Ss-T


Conversation laptop matching exercise

To create verbal interest in the appreciatopic of tion smuggling in Cornwall and to make the class more attractive by using digital instruments; To promote discussion; To refresh some prior vocabulary knowledge of Ss

TEXT WORK (Skimming&Scanning) READING FROM THE BLOG http://elenypreda3.blog spot.com/ 10 minutes

T asks Ss to read a paragraph each from the text the T wrote on the blog. The article they are about to read is called Smuggling in Cornwall. T. also asks the Ss to guess the meaning of some words from the text they have just read.

Ss read a paragraph each and put down in their notebooks the unknown words/expressions. Ss use their dictionaries when necessary

T- Ss S-Ss IW

reading writing


notebooks 6iction -naries LAPTOP OVHP

To skim to obtain a general impression of the text To scan to locate specifically required information To raise expectations and create involvement in a reading task To read to confirm expectations To study relevant words/ expressions

verbal appreciation systematic observation

6 Acquiring

8 minutes

T asks Ss to answer Ss write their answers T- Ss the questions that the online, posting them on the Ss-T T has posted on the group platform. IW FACEBOOK GROUP:

writing speaking

conversation asking/ an-

Laptop To sum up Sss oral knowledge evaluation about the Smart- discussed topic

CLASSA A VII-A MUSATESTI,created by the T, questions that can also be found written on the blog. ( See Annex 1)

Feed- back
PPS PRESENTATION https://docs.google.co m/presentation/d/1882 XFIAHeTnUNJcfhaob DE-yJNb3iDGPCGMUkuiTFw/e dit?pli=1#slide=id.p16 10 minutes

T shows Ss a PPS Ss read and translate the T- Ss presentation about text associated to the S-Ss Smuggling Today. The images. S-T Power Point Presentation is uploaded on Google Docs.


swering phones To select some to quesinformation tions from the text , brainanswering to storming questions To give Ss practice in speaking English, using digital instruments To encourage Ss to speak freely about the topic translahand- To give Ss tion outs practice in converspeaking sation English,expressing their own diaideas/opinions. logues To raise Ss interest in the topic, by presenting them facts about smuggling today in a more attractive and

systematic observation

verbal appreciation systematic observation

interactive manner. To make Ss enjoy speaking English 8 Assessment T asks Ss to solve an Ss solve the interactive test, using HotPotatoes the programme HOT POTATOES test in IW To check Ss acquired knowledge in an interactive manner

file:///D:/teste %20hot %20potatoes/test %20smuggling.htm file:///D:/teste %20hot %20potatoes/testsm uggling2.htm

4 minutes

9 Assigning

2 minutes

T assigns the homework by giving Ss note their homework in clear instructions: their notebooks. T-Ss For the next time, you will have to make up a Power Point Presentation either about Smuggling in

notebooks writing conversation

To provide Ss Systematic further practice observaof their tion knowledge and to make them make use of the digital instruments as

Cornwall or about Smuggling Today.


Annex 1 I. Answer the following questions: 1. What region was ideal for smuggling in 18-th century England? 2. When was smuggling particularly common in Cornwall and Devon? Why was it common in those regions? 3. What kind of things did people smuggle in Cornwall? 4. How did the smugglers disguise tobacco to trick the customs officers? 5. How did the smugglers train the horses to escape from the customs officers? 6. How severe a crime was smuggling?