Academic language: Interpreting data; Graphs

Ибрагимова Ботагоз Жаксылыковна
г. Алматы, НИШ ХБН
Английский язык
Academic language: Interpreting data; Graphs

Learning objectives(s) that this lesson is contributing to 9.S2 ask complex questions to get information about a range of general and curricular topics
9.S7 use appropriate subject-specific vocabulary and syntax to talk about an increased range of general and curricular topics
9.R4 read a range of extended fiction and non-fiction texts on familiar and unfamiliar general and curricular topics
Lesson objectives All learners will be able to:
-know all vocabulary on how to use different graphs for interpreting data
-read charts and find information
Most learners will be able to:
- do all exercises, match graphs
Some learners will be able to:
- analyze the data and give feedback
- use specific verbs, adjectives to describe how data can change
Language objectives Academic Vocabulary, Speaking
Success criteria - no more than 2 mistakes are allowed in matching exercise
- express your point of view on a saying coherently
Value links Respect others` point of view
Cross curricular links Curriculum link with Mathematics
ICT skills Audio-visual skills
Previous learning Charities that work in areas of conflict


Planned timings Planned activities Resources

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10 min
- Teacher greets the students
- Teacher checks the home task and reviews the mistakes with the class.
- Teacher sets the aims of the lessons:
• Learn how to read and analyze data
• Know new phrases and expressions to describe graphs and diagrams
• Learn how to interpret data
Hook: understand and apply

Speaking : “A picture is worth a thousand words”
The students are given one saying which they should discuss in pairs, after that the Teacher may ask some the students to give their opinion. However, it’s advised for less able students to list advantages of a picture.
Skill: Grammar
- The teacher shows the table “Kinds of graphs for your data”. The students are divided into 2-3 groups. They should find what the main types of graphs are.


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Physical activity: Tour guide
  Preparation: (Optional) Get blindfolds for half the students (if this is not practical, you can just have people close their eyes.)
  What to do:
1. Students work in pairs. One is a tour guide. The other is a tourist. The tourist is blindfolded.
2. The tour guide directs the tourist around the classroom, giving directions and pointing out things that are interesting. The tour guide may not touch the tourist. Only spoken instructions are allowed. The tour guide encourages the tour guide to touch and pick-up objects. 
* Naturally, the tour guides need to be careful so the tourists don’t hurt themselves, bump into things or other people, etc.
3. You might want to follow this up with a discussion of what makes for good directions, things that were easy or difficult to explain, etc.

Skills: Listening
-Teacher shows video about Histogram (
-Afterwards, students and Teachers discuss this video as a whole class, and revise the new words with students. You can also discuss it while watching, by pausing where you need.
-Also you can use more ideas from this lesson plan given in resources.

-After they discuss, students should be able to write a quiz and apply what they have learnt.
-Here you can use differentiation by task, by giving basic ones to less confident students, and core ones to more confident students.

5 min
 - At the end of the lesson, the teacher thanks for Ss hard work and encourages them to revise all the material from the last 2 weeks.
Home task:
 - Write a paragraph of 100 words, describing data about Almaty Climate change.
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Additional information

Differentiation – how do you plan to give more support? How do you plan to challenge the more able learners? Assessment – how are you planning to check learners’ learning? Health and safety check
Differentiation by task:
In quiz for less able students to give a basic task, for more confident core task.
Differentiation by support: Teacher comes up to Ss who are having difficulties in Vocabulary exercise and can tell translation if necessary.
The teacher checks their speaking, UE skills according to success criteria:
- no more than 2 mistakes are allowed in matching exercise
- express your point of view on a saying coherently
- 100 words paragraph using new vocabulary
Physical activity – Tour guide

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