Teaching practice 3
Upper Intermediate level
To help students practice speaking about things that are true and express their ideas more strongly.
To teach vocabulary items related to the target language.
Procedure (35-45 minutes)
Teacher sticks picture to the wall and ask students in pairs to use expressions they know to make ways of talking about things which are true. After they are done, teacher gets feedback from them. Teacher tell students that they are going to listen to an audio but before that he will give them a handout. After they listen twice the students will need to complete the expressions in exercise 3 using the words in the box. Students check their answers with their partner then teacher asks for feedback.
Teacher tells students that they are going to receive 12 strips of paper (1-6/A-F) and that they need to match them together to form the correct sentences. Students work in pairs. After they are done, teacher elicits/explains meaning and does some drilling to help students with pronunciation.
Teacher splits students into four groups and writes 5 topics from exercise 1. He then explains that each group should decide on 1 topic and that one person will start giving his opinion using the expressions s/he learnt earlier in the lesson. After 30 seconds, the group shout 'Change you mind" and the person starts saying completely opposite things of what s/he was saying. After the second 30 seconds is finished, they move to the next person in the group. The activity carries on this way until everybody's given their opinion.
Teacher asks students to stand up and make a semi-circle. Then, he asks them to suggest some topics that they may want to talk about (he gives one as well). After that he passes the ball to one of the students and ask them to give their opinion about the topic. When the student is done s/he passes the ball to another student. The activity goes on like this until everybody's given their opinion.