Teaching Practice 3
Upper Intermediate level
To provide practice in speaking for expressing agreement and disagreement in the context of "Information Age"
To provide review of language used for expressing opinions in the context of Information Age
Procedure (33-40 minutes)
T gives Ss slips of papers on which there are phrases used when expressing opinions. Ss match the phrases in pairs. Then, T gives Ss the answer key for the phrases. After that, T asks SS to categorize the phrases under the headings of; introduce your opinion, report someone else's opinion and say you're not sure about something. One by one, Ss come to the board and write the phrases under the appropriate heading. Then, T drills some of the phrases.
T asks Ss questions such as; How can we express disagreement and agreement? T elicits some answers. Then T puts a scale on board from 1 to 5, 1 being strongly disagree and 5 being strongly agree. After that, T gives a handout to SS in which there are phrases used to express agreement and disagreement. T asks Ss to decide which number matches to which phrase in pairs and then come to the board and write the phrase under the matching number. After all the phrases are written, T drills some of them.
T shows Ss a picture on which saying "The Information Age". T elicits ideas from the students as to what might The Information age be like and how it affects their life. Then, T gives Ss another handout in which there are statement about The Information Age. T asks Ss to think about the statements individually and take notes about their ideas.Finally, SS think of some questions they could ask their classmates in a discussion. T elicits some of these to the board. Then, T divides Ss into groups of 3.
In groups, Ss ask each other what they think about the statements. They share their ideas with each other using the expressions they have been reviewing during the lesson. After that, T asks Ss to stand up and become a circle. T throws a ball to any student to nominate them and leads the discussion with questions like; Do you agree that it is easy to find information today?, Why do you think so etc?