Step 1. Starter activity
The purpose of this activity is that it is quite short as the idea is to retrieve students’ previous knowledge of or experience with the topic covered. This activity focuses the students’ attention and provides a context for the main body of the lesson, the second step.When pairing or teaming up students, consider forming pairs or groups that are either heterogeneous or homogeneous depending on the pedagogical approachrequired for the lesson. Oftenmultinationalteams work better than student groups composed of only one nationality.The core idea of this lesson design model is to have the students communicate and learn from each other by speaking aboutthe covered topic(s).