Lesson Plan: Eliciting/Circumlocution of Unknown Words

Eliciting Lesson Plan Lesson Title: Eliciting/Circumlocution of Unknown Words
Grammar Point(s): Conversation Flow
Example: What do you call…?
Grade level: High School – Higher Level
Materials: Objects to be described (spatulas, staplers, cellophane tape, refrigerators, etc.). Handouts (if necessary) at the bottom of this document.
Objective: To teach students phrases and keywords to help them elicit English words that they do not know without the help of a dictionary in real-time conversations with other speakers of English.
Note: This lesson is derived from techniques researched and developed by Don Maybin of the Shonan Institute of Technology () and may not be used for commercial purposes..