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Planning a charity event

by Güniz Çalışkan Kılıç | 30 Apr 2021
Resource Description: This resource is prepared for A2 level students. Technology is integrated in every part of the lesson. The students will learn what a charity organization is and they will be able to write and speak about a charity event by giving details about time, venue, aim, etc. Before this lesson, teaching how to make, accept and decline requests is important. They will ask for a favor both in the speaking activity and in homework. 
Audience: Secondary
Audience Language Proficiency: Intermediate
Duration: 1 hour
Language Skill: Speaking, Writing
Content Area:

Making requests, accepting and declining requests, asking for a favor. Planning a charity event.


By the end of the lesson SWBAT prepare a speech and write an announcement about an imaginary charity event including the name of the charity organization, the name of the guest speaker, events, target group, purpose, venue, date, slogan/motto, time, and donation amount. 


SWBAT identify the mission of the charity organization in the reading text.

SWBAT prepare a speech about their imaginary charity event.

SWBAT design a charity poster for an imaginary charity event.

SWBAT write an announcement to invite people to their imaginary charity event.

Warm-up (Motivating and Activating Background Knowledge):   

a. Decide and Choose: Stick the posters (about charity events) on the board. Tell them that you need to choose one of these charity organizations to donate (explain the meaning of donation). (“will you do me a favor?”) Let them read the posters in detail. (Make a digital poll with Wooclap)

b. Vocabulary: In the second part, show the yellow poster and ask the students to tell you the aim/purpose of the charity organization. (Wooclap activity). Then ask them to match the details with the items which are on the poster. (name of the guest, events, target group, purpose, name of the charity organization, venue, date, slogan/motto, time, donation amount). Tell the students to share the unknown vocabulary with their friend and talk about the meaning of them. (if they want, they can use limited Turkish in this activity) (Wooclap activity)

c. Predict: Ask them to predict which of the following types of charity organizations we will talk about in this lesson.

*Animal charities *Environmental Charities *Health Charities *Education Charities * Arts & Culture Charities 


Ask the students if they have ever heard of Darüşşafaka Schools? Then, ask them to take a quick look at the first part of the text and find the mission of the foundation.

Guided Practice:

a. It is time to read one more time. In this activity, the students are going to read the text and answer the questions about the text. The first question will be done together with the students.

b. Read the first question and answer it with the whole class.

c. If the students want to read again, they read it one more time. Then check the answers with the students.

Independent Practice:

a. In the next activity the students are going to reread the text. Then match the words to their definitions. Give some time to work individually. (Wooclap activity)

b. Ask the students to choose the correct words to fill in the blanks. (Learningapps activity)

c. Check the answers with the whole class.


a. Think to yourself: Think of the types of charity organizations we talked about in the first lesson: *Animal charities *Environmental Charities *Health Charities *Education Charities * Arts & Culture Charities. What kind of charity organization would you like to plan? Can you tell us the name of your charity event, the name of the guest speaker, target group, purpose, venue, date, slogan/motto, time, and donation amount? You can write some notes in your notebook. You can look at the posters on the wall.

b. Pair: Tell your friend why you chose that charity event and ask for his/her help for this organization. (in the previous lesson they have learned how to make requests). Practice what you are going to say. If your friend asks a question, try to answer it. Do not forget to use the words that you have learned in this lesson.

c. Share with class: Tell the class about the charity evet that you are planning and ask for their help.

Homework: Milanote Discussion: Prepare a detailed poster for your charity event. Visit milanote class page. Share your poster. Write about the charity event that you are planning and ask for help. Then read your friend's charity posters and offer help. (You will see an example that I made for you.) Please write a comment about your friends’ poster. (use our class email if you don’t have one. Do not forget to write your name.)


During the lesson, especially in vocabulary activities, formative assessment can be done by using Wooclap. It gives instant feedback. 

At the end of the lesson for self assessment, students circle the happy face, the medium face, or the sad face to self-assess how good their reading and speaking in this unit.

In the homework activity I added a checklist to help the students understand clearly what I want in this homework. There is a peer feedback and teacher feedback part on the Milanote app.


Poster preparation activity can be a paper-pen activity. I had limited time so I had to give it as a homework by using a digital platform.

Group work and student talking time can be increased by asking about their experiences about charity organizations. They can do a research on the net to find interesting or unusual charity events. 

References: Count Me In Student's Book Page 62.
Useful Links:

You can reach the web 2.0 tools, posters and reading text that I used in this lesson by using this link. If you click on the paper clip icons you can reach the materials that I used in this lesson.

TESOL Interest Section: English as a Foreign Language