Teaching Practice 7
To provide clarification, review and practice of superlatives in the context of travelling
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of cities
Procedure (32-46 minutes)
Teacher writes the names of four specific cities on the board. (i.e. İstanbul/Bursa/İzmir/Gaziantep) Teacher asks them to suggest the historical places and traditional foods in the target cities. The class is divided into four groups and each group is allowed to discuss a question only for one city. e.g Group 1 will suggest a historical place about İstanbul. Group 2 will suggest tradional foods of Bursa. After receiving the answers, teacher tries to elicit why they are so famous.
Teacher gives the handouts and asked students to circle the correct form in exercise 1a. After they complete the first exercise, They will discuss the questions in pairs.(ex.1b)
Students check the first exercise (1a/1b) as a whole class. Teacher uses the mistakes and CCQs to teach the target language. T:Number of palaces in the first sentence?/How many palaces are there in the first sentence? S:One. T: Can we use 'bigger than' for this example? S: No. T:Why? S:We need two things.
Teacher asks students to read the information in the second exercise and fill in the gaps accordingly. Each student works individually. Teacher gives four or five minutes for the task. After they complete the task, teacher gives the answer key. Students check their answers in pairs.
Teacher will give each student a card with specific information. Students will make a sentence accordingly. Teacher will demonstrate the activity for the students. S1 (picks a card; e.g.Antalya) tries to make a sentence using superlatives: S1: Antalya is the hottest city.
Teacher writes "the most beautiful place you visited" on the board and ask students to think of a city and write three things about it. Students will write a city name and three reasons as below; Antalya is the most beautiful place I visited. *It's got the best food/beach and the most beautiful sea. Students walk around the class and read their answers to each other. Each of them try to guess his/her friend's favourite city and compare their answers. Teacher monitors the students.