Lesson plan English 8 (New) - Period 1 to 8, Unit 1: Leisure Activities - School year 2015-2016

1. Purpose (writing/ task4, 5)

- This activity focuses students on writing to give an opinion

2. Instruction:

- You study how to give argument writing

- Do exercise 4, 5 as directed

3. Task :

- individually work/ small groups

*Writing to give an opinion.

 Organizing your ideas.

- Introducing your opinion: In my opinion,. I believe

- Explain your opinion: Firstly, secondly , thirdly , finally.

- Concluding / summarizing your opinion:

For these reasons, / In short, / As I have noted,

Exe4. Complete the following paragraph with the words in purple box.

Key:

1. In my opinion,/ I believe 2. Firstly 3. Secondly

4. Besides/ Also / In addition

5. For these reasons/ In short / As I have noted

Exe5. Write a short passage about giving an opinion

Sample:

I believe the best leisure activity for teenagers is any group activity. This could be a hobby group or even volunteering.

Firstly, teenagers like to feel that they belong t a group.

Secondly, being part of a group helps teenagers make friends. Friendships are very important to teenagers.

In addition to, they will make friends with people who have the same interests as them.

For these reasons, I think group activity is the best for teenagers.

 

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Consolidation
(2 minutes)
ss retell main contents 
Homework
(1minutes)
Review all by yourself
Prepare: Unit 1. Lesson1. Getting started 
Teacher’s remarks
Date of preparing: 15/ 08/ 15
Date of teaching: 21/ 08/ 15 (8a1, 8a2)
Period2. UNIT1. LEISURE ACTIVITIES
 LESSON1. GETTING STARTED
I. Objectives: By the end of the lesson, Ss will be able to:
- use the lexical items related to the topic" leisure activities"
- Listen and read for specific information about different leisure activities
- Practice listening and speaking with the lexical items related to the topic 
II. Teaching aid: Textbook, stereo, CD...
III. Methods: Communicative approach, audio-lingual method, 3p, ESA, lexical approach . 
IV. Procedures
Activities
Contents
 Activity 1 
 (7 minutes)
1. Purpose : (INTRODUCTION)
- This activity focuses students on the theme of unit 
2. Instruction: 
- You give the meaning of the words “leisure activities"
- Ss guess what the conversation of Mai, Phuc & Nick might be about 
3. Task :
- Listen carefully, observe the picture & answer the questions.
- Work individually 
Suggested questions: 
What can you see in the picture? Why do you think Mai, Phuc & Nick are there? What are they holding? What are they talking about? Can you guess what they like doing in their free time?...
Activity 2
 (15 minutes)
1. Purpose : (task 1)
- This activity focuses students on the content of the conversation of Mai, Phuc & Nick
2. Instruction: 
- Listen to the tape & try to correct the answer.
- Listen, guess the meaning of the words, repeat, take notes.
- Explain the answers, give example 
3. Task
- Work individually, pairs, 
Exe 1. è 
a. Circle the correct answer 
1. bookstore 2. book 3. dog
4. craft kit 5. folk music 6. Vietnamese 
b. Tick the boxes the leisure activities Mai, Phuc & Nick have 
Phuc
Mai
Nick
Pet training
X
Making crafts
X
Reading
X
x
Listening to music
X
Playing sports
X
x
Helping parents with DIY projects 
x
x
Learning languages
x
 c, Answer 
1. check out sth: means to examine sth or get more information about it in order to be sure that it is suitable
2. right up one’s street: (right) up your ˈstreet ( especially BrE ) 
 ( NAmE usually (right) up your ˈalley ) 
( informal ) very suitable for you because it is sth that you know a lot about or are very interested in 
ex. This job seems right up your street. 
 Activity 3
 (20 minutes)
1.Purpose : (task 2, 3)
- This activity focuses students on reviewing some words related to the topic 
leisure activities 
2.Instruction: 
- You guess & write the words/ phrases under each picture 
- Ss listen, repeat & check 
3 Task:
- Work individually/ GW 
è
Exe 2.Matching:
1. playing computer games 2. playing beach games
3. doing DIY 4. texting
5. visiting museum 6. making crafts
? What do you think about these games? (exciting/ i9nteresting/ )
Exe 3. Complete the sentences 
1. satisfied 2. relaxing/ exciting 3. fun 
4. boring 5. good
Exe4. Game 
(explain how to play, then ask ss practice at home)
Consolidation
(2 minutes)
Ss practice saying as many words about leisure activities as possible
Ex. playing board games/ reading.
Homework
(1minutes)
Learn new words/ workbook: B1, 2, 3
Prepare : A closer look 1
Teacher’s remarks
Date of preparing: 18/ 08/ 15
Date of teaching: 22/ 08/ 15 (8a1, 8a2)
Period3. UNIT1. LEISURE ACTIVITIES
 LESSON2. A CLOSER LOOK 1
I. Objectives: By the end of the lesson, Ss will be able to:
- Use the lexical items related to the topic" leisure activities"
- Use verbs of liking that are followed by gerunds/ to –infinitives 
- Pronounce words containing the clusters /br/ and /pr/ correctly in isolation and in context 
II. Teaching aid: Textbook, stereo, CD...
III. Methods: Communicative approach, audio-lingual method, 3p, ESA, lexical approach . 
IV. Procedures
Activities
Contents
 Activity 1 
 (5 minutes)
1. Purpose : (INTRODUCTION)
- This activity focuses students on reviewing leisure activities 
2. Instruction: 
- You names as many leisure activities as possible
3. Task :
- Listen carefully, repeat new voc.
- Work in chorus/ individually 
Activity 2 
 (10 minutes)
1. Purpose (Task1)
- This activity focuses students on studying the pie chart of leisure time on an average day 
2. Instruction: 
- You study the pie chart then answer some questions:
What is the pie chart about? Where can you find the information? What do the different colors sections of the chart refer to? How are these sections calculated? What does the note tell you? What are the source tell you? 
3. Task :
- Listen carefully, repeat new voc.
- Work in chorus/ individually 
*Voc.
- socialize (v) 
- communicate (v)
*Answer:
1. In 2012, people in the USA spent 5.1 hours a day on sport & leisure activities.
2. The main activities they did include watching TV, socializing & communicating, reading participating in sports, exercise & recreation, using computer for leisure and thinking.
3. The 3 most common activities were watching TV, socializing & communicating and using computer for leisure.
Activity 3
12 minutes
1. Purpose (Task 2, 3, 4)
- This activity focuses students on practicing more about the part of speech of the words the category labels 
2. Instruction: 
- You do exercises as directed 
3. Task : ind/ GW
è
Exer2. Complete the table.
Name of activity
Verb
Name of activity
Verb
Relaxing
relax
socializing
Socialize 
Using
Use 
communicating
C communicate
Thinking
think
Watching 
watch 
.
Exe3. Matching 
Ex. B. Reading: a novel, poetry, ...
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
e
B
f
a
d
h
c
g
*Add more words to the category: 
Activity 4
15 minutes
1. Purpose (Task 5, 6)
- This activity focuses students on practicing the clusters /br/ & /pr/
2. Instruction: 
- You complete the words under the pictures then listen & check 
3. Task : 
- You listen carefully on how to pronounce the clusters /br/ & /pr/ then do as directed 
- Work ind/ GW
è
1. /br/ : bridge, bracelet, bread, broccoli, .
2. /pr/ : apricot, princess, president, present 
Consolidation
(2 minutes)
Ss practice saying as many words about leisure activities as possible
Ex. playing board games/ reading.
Homework
(1minutes)
Learn new words/ workbook: B
Prepare : A closer look 2
Teacher’s remarks
Date of preparing: 18/ 08/ 15
Date of teaching: 24/ 08/ 15 (8a1, 8a2, 8a5)
Period4. UNIT1. LEISURE ACTIVITIES
 LESSON3. A CLOSER LOOK 2
I. Objectives: By the end of the lesson, Ss will be able to:
- Use the lexical items related to the topic" leisure activities"
- Use verbs of liking that are followed by gerunds/ to –infinitives 
- Practice doing exercises with verbs of liking
II. Teaching aid: Textbook, stereo, CD...
III. Methods: Communicative approach, audio-lingual method, 3p, ESA, lexical approach . 
Activities
Contents
 Activity 1 
 (5 minutes)
1. Purpose : (INTRODUCTION)
- This activity focuses students on reviewing some information form the last lesson 
2. Instruction: 
- You say aloud your leisure time on an average day: how much time do you spend a day on leisure activities? What are the 2 activities that you do the most? 
3. Task :
- Give one by one / individually 
 Activity 2 
 (25 minutes)
1. Purpose : (Task 1, 2, 3, 4)
- This activity focuses students on reviewing how the gerund is form & its functions grammatically
2. Instruction: 
- You give the form & its functions of gerunds 
3. Task :
- Give one by one / individually 
Grammar: Verbs of liking + gerunds/ to V
ex. She loves going out with her friends.
 = She loves to go out with her friends. 
(If we want to follow a verb with another action, we must use a gerund or an infinitive// some verbs are followed by only gerunds: enjoy; fancy; detest)
è
Exe1. Underline verbs that are followed by a gerund (in getting started): 
Love to watch ; enjoy listening ; liked reading
*Learning tips: degree of the verbs of liking
- adore (v) thích, tôn sung, yêu thiết tha
- detest (v) ghét cay ghét đắng
- fancy (v) mến, thích
Exe2. Tick the box
Followed by V-ing
Followed by V-ing/ toV
Love
X
ẹnjoy 
X
Detest
X
Prefer
X 
Fancy
X 
*Listen & check 
Exe3. Write the correct form of the verbs 
=> 1. making 2. to watch/ watching 3. skateboarding
 4. to learn/ learning 5. sitting 
Exe4. Write about you
(free answers)
 Activity 3 
 (12 minutes)
1. Purpose : (Task 5, 6)
- This activity focuses students on reviewing the use of verbs of liking through an e-mail & writing another e-mail 
2. Instruction: 
- You study the Duc’s e-mail, find out 6 mistakes then correct 
- You answer the questions related to the e-mail
- Write another e-mail to your friend 
3. Task :
- work individually/ in pair 
è quick familiarize with the e-mail: who wrote the e-mail? To whom? What is it about? 
Exe5a. Find 6 mistakes – correct 
=> 1. like do =>like to do/ like doing 2. enjoy do=>enjoy doing 
3. like have=> like to have/ having 4. mind to do=> mind doing
5. hate spend=> hate to spend/ spending
6. love eat=> love eating/ love to eat 
Exe5b. Answer 
1. The activities Duc mentions in his e-mail are: playing video games, playing football, helping 
2. The 2 activities he enjoys the most are playing football with his friends & eating out with his family
Exe6. Write an e-mail
(based on the questions in 5b)
Consolidation
(2 minutes)
Ss exchange the writing- check for mistakes
Homework
(1minutes)
Learn new words/ workbook: B4, 5, 6
Prepare : Communication 
Teacher’s remarks
Date of preparing: 20/ 08/ 15
Date of teaching: 25/ 08/ 15 (8a5, 8a1, 8a2)
Period5. UNIT1. LEISURE ACTIVITIES
 LESSON4. COMMUNICATION
I. Objectives: By the end of the lesson, Ss will be able to: 
- Talking about good and bad sides of leisure activities.
- Practice reading a forum for friends around the world to share how they spend their free time 
- Language practice: to be hooked on sth; to be addicted to sth
=> For better understanding of how to spend time for leisure activities.
 Ss are aware of taking part in good and useful leisure activities.
- Practice doing exercises in Group work, pair work
II. Teaching aid: Textbook, stereo, CD...
III. Methods: Communicative approach, audio-lingual method, 3p, ESA, lexical approach . 
Activities
Contents
 Activity 1 
 (5 minutes)
1. Purpose : (INTRODUCTION)
- This activity focuses students on reviewing how to use of some verbs of liking 
2. Instruction: 
- You make sentences with liking verbs 
3. Task :
- individually work 
 Activity 2 
 (20 minutes)
1. Purpose (Task 1, 2) 
- This activity focuses students on some extra vocabularies
2. Instruction: 
- You try to guess the meaning of these words in extra voc. & tell how they may relate to the leisure activities 
3. Task :
- individually work / pairs 
*Voc.
- window shopping = hang out 
- to be hooked on sth: bị mắc vào.., ham mê vào..
- to be addicted to sth: bị nghiện làm 
- To sound + adj ( weird / strange / challenging)
*Exe1. Read the following article on the magazineand find out what they like doing in their free time.
- Ss read, remember and try to say aloud.
- Ss in each team takes turns to say aloud.
*Exe2. Can you understand the abbreviations in the text
2 moro
tomorrow
WBU
What about you?
J4F
Just for fun
DYLI
Do you like it?
Note: These abbreviations are informal language that is used on line and in texting message.
- add some more abbreviations you know, then write a short text or message in which you use your abbreviations & send to each other – if time left 
 Activity 3 
 (17 minutes)
1. Purpose (Task 3, 4)
- This activity focuses students on finding out the activities that are mentioned & how the felling of each person in the forum
2. Instruction: 
- You read the forum more closely, then complete the table as directed 
3. Task :PW or GW 
èExe3. Find the information from the text to complete the table.
Who?
What activity is mentioned?
What does he/she think of it?
Emily
- Hanging out with friends
( window shopping)
- working as a volunteer
She loves it.
Hang
Cloud watching
She adores it. It is easy.
Linn
Going to the community center, painting, dancing and doing drama
She loves it.
Minh
- Playing football
- helping his aunt in running cooking classes
He likes it. It’s fun.
Manuel
- playing computer games
- doing judo
He’s addicted to it.
It’s ok
Exe4. Work with your partner and put the activities in 3 in order from the most interesting to the most boring. Then compare the ideas with other pairs.
 . (free)
Consolidation
(2 minutes)
Ss retell main contents of the lesson 
Homework
(1minutes)
Learn new words/ workbook: C. Speaking 
Prepare : Skills 1
Teacher’s remarks
Date of preparing: 20/ 08/ 15
Date of teaching: 26/ 08/ 15 (8a5, 8a1, 8a2)
Period6. UNIT1. LEISURE ACTIVITIES
 LESSON5. SKILLS 1
I. Objectives: By the end of the lesson, Ss will be able to: 
- Reading for general and specific information about the positive and negative effects of using computers. (Scanning, skimming).
- Practice speaking by giving fact or opinion about using computers and mobile phone for leisure activities.
- Revise tenses of verbs; asking/ giving for an opinion. 
=> For better understanding of how to spend time for leisure activities.
- Practice doing exercises in Group work/ pair work/ individual
II. Teaching aid: Textbook, teacher’s book, chalks.
III. Methods: Communicative approach, audio-lingual method, 3p, ESA, lexical approach . 
Activities
Contents
 Activity 1 
 (10 minutes)
1. Purpose (chatting/ task 1) 
- This activity focuses students on discussing the benefits of using computer/ mobile phone for leisure activities 
2. Instruction: 
- You try to answer some questions: Do you have a computer at home?
What do you use the computer for? What do you use the mobile phone for? What are the benefits of using computer or mobile phone? What are the harmful things it may bring us?...
3. Task :
- individually work/ GW
è 
Benefits
Bad affects
- a fast and convenient way to get and send information
- For entertainment, communication, education
- It’s harmful to your eyes
- You feel tired and dizzy / You are short sighted/ neglect your study / play truant/ play hooky..
- Waste of time and money
- play truant/ hooky: trốn học đi chơi
 Activity 2
 (15 minutes)
1. Purpose (reading: task 2, 3) 
- This activity focuses students on practicing reading skills 
2. Instruction: 
- You look at the picture & guess what you are going to read (a student named Quang) & try to guess what is Quang’s story about
3. Task :
- individually work , then explain the choice 
è 
Exe2. Read the text and choose the correct answers.- 
*Voc. 
- virtual (a): thực tế, thực sự 
- ban – ned (v): cấm (~ sb from doing sth / sth)
- rely on (v): dựa vào (~ sth / doing sth)
- exist – ed (v): tồn tại
Key: 1 B 2. C
Exe3. Write the qs for the answers based on 
1. Is Quang’s garden real?
2. What is the problem with using technology in your free time?
3. What leisure activities do teenagers do these days?
4. What are the benefits of using the computer?
 Activity 3
 (17 minutes)
1. Purpose (speaking: task 4, 5) 
- This activity focuses students on practicing speaking skills: asking/ giving an opinion 
2. Instruction: 
- You answer the questions: What do you think about playing computer games? (I think computer games train my mind and memory)
? Do you agree with your friend? (I agree, but you shouldn’t spend much time on it.) .
3. Task :- Work in pairs/ groups work 
è 
* Give the ideas or opinion.
- I think/ My opinion is that / As far as I'm concerned
Speaking for myself  In my opinion/ Personally, I think I'd say that
Agree
Disagree
- Of course.
- You're absolutely right. / Yes, I agree./ I think so too. / That's a good point.
- Exactly. / I don't think so either. / So do I. /I'd go along with that./ - That's true.
That's different. / I don't agree with you./ However, 
Exe4. Quang and his parents are talking about
Exe5. Role- play: What’s the solution?
Q: I believe that my E is much better because I surf the Internet.
Q’ P: I don’t agree with you. Go out and play with your friends is much better.
T: I agree with you Q. However, you shouldn’t spend much time on surfing the Net. It’s not good for your eyes.
Consolidation
(2 minutes)
Ss retell main contents of the lesson 
Homework
(1minutes)
Learn new words/ workbook: C. Speaking 
Prepare : Skills 2
Teacher’s remarks
Date of preparing: 23/ 08/ 15
Date of teaching: 31/ 08/ 15 (8a5, 8a2, 8a1)
Period7. UNIT1. LEISURE ACTIVITIES
 LESSON6. SKILLS 2
I. Objectives: By the end of the lesson, Ss will be able to: 
- Practice writing to discuss an opinion about leisure activities.
- Practice listening for specific information about way of spending time with friends.
- Language practice: Organizing one’s ideas
- Group-work, pair-work skills.
=> For being aware of spending time on leisure activities
II. Teaching aid: Textbook, chalks, stereo, CD...
III. Methods: Communicative approach, audio-lingual method, 3p, ESA, lexical approach . 
Activities
Contents
 Activity 1 
 (7 minutes)
1. Purpose (chatting/ task 1) 
- This activity focuses students on retelling the benefits/ affects of using computer/ mobile phone for leisure activities 
2. Instruction: 
- You say aloud the benefits/ affects of using the Internet/ mobile phone
- You answer the question in 1 
3. Task :
- individually work
è 
Benefits
Bad affects
- a fast and convenient way to get and send information
- harmful to eyes
- tired and dizzy ..
- Waste of time and money
Exe1. What do you usually do with your friends in your free time?
- We play badminton/ football/ listen to music
- I hang out/ go window shopping/ eat out with friends
 Activity 2
 (17 minutes)
1. Purpose (Listening: task 2, 3) 
- This activity focuses students on practicing listening skills 
2. Instruction: 
- You read the 2 questions, underline the key words before listening 
- You listen again & complete the table 
3. Task :
- individually work-compare- say aloud
Exe2. Listen to the radio programme and answer the questions.
* Voc.
- suggest – ed (v): gợi ý
- basically (adv): về cơ bản, cơ bản
- physical health: sức khỏe thể chất
*Key: 
1. The topic of this week’s program is hanging out with your friends.
2. There are 2 main ways: hanging out indoors or outdoors.
Exe3. Listen again and complete the table.
*Key: 
1. movies 2. cinema 3. crafts 4.sports 
5. physical health 6. people 7. cultural centre
* If you like staying indoors you can invite your friends over and watch movies and eat popcorn at home. It’s more comfortable than going to the cinema.
 Activity 3
 (18 minutes)
1. Purpose (writing/ task4, 5) 
- This activity focuses students on writing to give an opinion 
2. Instruction: 
- You study how to give argument writing 
- Do exercise 4, 5 as directed 
3. Task : 
- individually work/ small groups
è*Writing to give an opinion.
 Organizing your ideas.
- Introducing your opinion: In my opinion,.. I believe
- Explain your opinion: Firstly, secondly , thirdly , finally.
- Concluding / summarizing your opinion:
For these reasons, / In short, / As I have noted,
Exe4. Complete the following paragraph with the words in purple box.
Key: 
1. In my opinion,/ I believe 2. Firstly 3. Secondly
4. Besides/ Also / In addition
5. For these reasons/ In short / As I have noted
Exe5. Write a short passage about giving an opinion 
Sample:
I believe the best leisure activity for teenagers is any group activity. This could be a hobby group or even volunteering.
Firstly, teenagers like to feel that they belong t a group.
Secondly, being part of a group helps teenagers make friends. Friendships are very important to teenagers. 
In addition to, they w

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