You may or may not have noticed but I have a tendency to call everyone in my lessons Barry. I don’t know when this started, I don’t know why but it has definitely become a thing for me. Maybe I just like the name.
So, in keeping with this, we’ve decided to make Barry a little more real. We’ve given him a second name and over the next few months, we’re going to do a string of Barry-related lessons. Obviously they’ll all be standalone lessons but there’ll definitely be a thread running through them.
This is the first of many Barry-lessons and we join him in the Shard in London…but it doesn’t start off well for the poor fella.
Level: Intermediate and above
Objectives: By the end of the lesson, your students will be better able to identify useful chunks of language in a text by themselves
Language Points: Phrasal verbs and expressions related to relationships and dating
Time: 2-3 hours depending on activities
The worksheet and text are pretty straightforward for this one and take you through the steps one at a time. The general idea of this lesson is that your learners are gradually brought from just finding the meaning of vocabulary, to identifying useful chunks of language and finally grasping their meaning from the text.