Course-book “Brilliant 3” by Yuliya Komarova, Irina Larionova, Jeanne Perrett,
Unit 3 “He’s got two legs”, Lesson 1
Aim: By the end of the lesson the pupils will be able to describe the people’s appearance.
Skills: to develop listening and speaking skills
New Language: leg, tail, arm,
Revision: vocabulary – parts of the body, colours
Grammar structures – He/She/It has got… He/She/It hasn’t got…
To revise parts of the body
To revise colours
Says the parts of the body: hands, hair, eyes, mouth, nose, foot (feet)
Says a colour : brown, grey, blue, green, black, red, white
Match words to the corresponding parts of the body
Wave a hand if you have got eyes or hair of this colour
There is a picture of the boy. Words are jumbled up on the board
To introduce the topic
To revise the grammar structures
To introduce the new words
Refers to the verbs on the board.
Asks: What will you do today?
“Today you will play a game, listen to the descriptions, draw pictures and speak.”
Refers to the boy and the goat on the board.
“Let’s play the game “YES/NO”!
“He has got red hair!”
“He has got blue eyes!”
“The boy has got two legs!” (shows)
“The goat has got two legs!’
“The goat has got a tail!” (shows)
“The boy has got a tail!”
“The boy has got two arms!” (shows)
“The goat has got two arms!”
Choose the verbs: play, draw, listen, speak
Play the game
“No! He hasn’t got red hair! He has got brown hair!”
“No! It hasn’t got two legs! It has
got four legs!”
“No! He hasn’t got a tail.”
“No! The goat hasn’t got two arms. It has got four legs!”
There are some verbs written on the board (dance, play, draw, fly, listen, jump, speak).
Use the picture of the boy on the board.
And add the picture of the goat on the board.
To predict the task
To give the instruction
Says the words and shows the actions:
Hands on hips, hands on knees
Put them behind you, if you please.
Touch your shoulders,
Touch your nose
Touch your ears and touch your toes.
“You are going to listen to the
descriptions of two pirates. What will be in the descriptions?”
Explains the activity: Open your books, listen to the CD
and point two pirates whose appearance matches to the description
Perform the actions
Say the words according with the descriptions of the pirates
Open their books and get ready to listen to the descriptions
Teacher may write what pupils say on
Use the course-book
To develop listening skills for detail.
Listen to the CD and point out the two pirates
To check understanding
To develop speaking
“Compare your answers in pairs.”
Says to describe all the pirates. Provides models: His eyes are …
His nose is …
Asks pupils which pirate they like best
Asks pupils to draw the pirate they like
Compare their answers
One group of pupils describes one of the pirates.
Give their opinions.
Draw a pirate from memory and tell the class about him.
Go around and see if answers are the same.
Divide pupils into four groups.
Hand out the paper sheets.
Show the display to the pupils in other classes
Post-lesson reflection note:
My lesson is based on developing speaking and listening skills.
I used the course-book “Brilliant 3”, CD and pictures.
The types of intelligences used at the lesson: linguistic,
visual, auditory, bodily, interpersonal, intrapersonal.
The students are at the age of nine or ten and
they enjoy learning English.
I tried to develop accuracy (grammar and vocabulary),
connected speech and fluency.
The main task was to tell the classmates
about the pirate (to describe his appearance).
The children didn’t have any difficulties.
I think that they liked the lesson because
they were in the good mood, smiled,
laughed and described their pirates with great pleasure.