Writing about getting from getting from A to B
Beginner: A1/A2 level
To provide product writing practice of a letter in the context of transportation directions between two places.
To provide clarification and review of conditional can and can't in the context of transport.
To provide review of transport words in the context of giving directions.
Procedure (40-49 minutes)
(TL written on WB before class) T shows pictures of different types of transport available in Istanbul. T asks CCQs to drill vocabulary. *What is this? *Do you have this in Istanbul? T gives find your partner gap-fill to ss. Half ss have answers, half ss have gap-fill sentence. ICQs *Who has the answers? *Who has the sentences? *How many partners will you find? OC-FB *Is this correct? *Should we change the answers?
T chests letter and asks CCQs *What goes here? etc... *Whose name? *What is this part? etc... T instructs students to read the letter and answer the questions (gist task). Then check with a friend (pw) OC-FB
(T has already written 2 sentences on the board from letter) T CCQs sequencing words: T writes numbers 1-4 on the board and points to each. *Where is this word in the sentence? T instructs ss to underline the TL and nominates ss to demo on WB. T points to "you" and CCQs: *Where is this? *Is this word before or after the verb?
T gives ss map and chests. CCQs *Where is Ataturk Airport? *Where is Besiktas? T instructs ss to think about directions from Ataturk Airport to Besiktas and talk (gw). T gives get ideas/writing HO. T chests HO and instructs students to fold in half to write ideas on left. T instructs ss to change groups. T chests ho and instructs ss to write share ideas and write new ideas on other side. Ss return to seats and T instructs ss to write a letter to the friend. T flips ho and chest to show ss where to write the letter.
Ss exchange letters with a partner and read. Then they compare directions and check (pw) T writes you, first, second, third, can/can't on board and instructs students to check for these words and underline them. Ss discuss TL, decide if correct or not and make changes. T collects writing from ss.