This lesson plan for teachers of older teenage and adult students at low to mid-intermediate level is about money. Students will develop their fluency through a range of conversational activities.

Author: 
Chris Trickett

Introduction

This lesson plan for teachers of older teenage and adult students at low to mid-intermediate level is about money. Students will develop their fluency through a range of conversational activities.

This is a lesson based on money, though students’ own attitudes can be kept private if they so desire. And it can remain so, but as a conversation topic, money is a veritable gold mine!

A good conversation lesson can often begin with the students not being sure what the topic of the day is. Not that we want to keep them in the dark for long, but it can get their attention when things aren’t so clear from the outset. But when I teach this lesson I introduce the topic directly, simply to give me a chance to point out that nobody will be required to discuss personal matters related to money.  We don’t need to know how much money you’ve got or earn, I may tell them. It can be a relief, on occasions, to those who do consider this a very private matter.

Topic

Money

Level

Low to mid-intermediate

Time

90 minutes

Materials

Lesson plan: guide for teacher on procedure including worksheet tasks
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Worksheets: five downloadable worksheet exercises
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Find out more about speaking activities to develop fluency in our teacher development module Understanding speaking – key terms and issues.

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Wow. What a lesson. There's so much here. I've just picked a few of the activities as I've not much time. Maybe, I'll do two lessons for this. Thanks!

Well I enjoyed this lesson a lot, It'll be very useful. Thanks a lot!!! 

This lesson is full of so much great material. Thank you v. much. I note that you use haggle and barter interchangeably but they have different meanings. A better synonym for haggle is BARGAIN.

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I truly appreciate all the considerable effort devoted by British Council & BBC to substantially enhance teachers' knowledge through out the world.

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