A2 pre intermediate / elementary level
To provide clarification and practice of relative clauses for explaining and defining words
To provide fluency speaking practice using strategies for paraphrasing
Procedure (44-58 minutes)
Teacher uses a dictionary to elicit first the word "dictionary" and then "definition". This is a definition but what is the THING/PERSON..... A _____________ is a person who puts metal in your mouth and takes coins out of your pocket
Give out text with gist question "where is this definition from?" Then three more detailed questions on HO2 (pairs, WC agree) Then YOU think of definitions for these things (write on WB a bank, a boring person, the brain, a star, a friend, a secret MATCH with definitions on HO3
Look at the definitions and decide when we use...WHICH WHO WHERE....
Teacher explains the context where you need a word but you do not know it. What's best to do in this situation? 1 - panic? 2 - mime? 3 - explain in other words ? try with pictures in pairs HO4 from p126. Is it a person, place thing ? students do the exercise in HO5 where definitions are matched to pictures of people, places and things.
play 1.10 check instructions - there will be 6 things. play 1.11 ss listen and write down what they think...(when the beep sounds, stop if they need time) play 1.12 with answers waiter, department store, mobile phone, slim, stressed, turn off (answers on WB so everybody can be sure)
This HO shows different strategies for paraphrasing, some of which were in the previous stage's listening. Check in pairs and then with recording 1.13
in pairs, each student receives half of the sheet of illustrated words on page 217 of the new Teacher's book. demonstrate - explain the word. But don't say it.... try to explain to your partner.