A2 (Elementary level
Receptive lesson which introduces some key vocabulary related to how much vs how many and will give Ss chance to practice their skim reading and scan reading skills.
To review and build confidence re Ss number skills and vocabulary related to homes.
Procedure (36-45 minutes)
This is a warm up exercise to get the class motivated after the break. T will get the WC to stand in a circle formation at the front of the class. T to lead and demonstrate by saying 'I'm Tim and I want a house with a...balcony.' he then nominates another class member and asks, 'N, what do you want in your house?' Nominated S catches the monkey and says, 'I'm N and I want a house with a balcony and ....a garden...' This continues until someone makes a mistake and then we'll start again if time. This exercise with get the students producing spoken vocab about the topic and practicing some question and answer formation, as well as introducing themselves.
This session will primarily focus on the introduction and/or revision of How much/ how many grammar in order to tackle the exercise that will be presented in the While Reading exercise. To help with this process, I have prepared some pictures with which I will elicit whether we would say how much or how many. In order to explore this a little deeper, I have included water and GLASSES of water, sugar and LUMPS of sugar also money and coins to illustrate where we would use many for erstwhile uncountable nouns. This will be effective for visual learners. At this stage, I also want to briefly cover number formation. Because we're dealing with houses with high rents, ie over 100 pounds and into the thousands, I want to check using CCQ's how much the students already know about this. I am especially interested in them being able to say AND prior to the last number, eg four hundred AND fifty six. I will write a number and ask WC 'Is this (eg) four hundred fifty six?' As time may be a concern at this stage, this is something I will return to throughout my monitoring.
Ss are divided for PW. I will either project or write a table on the WB with 2 columns 'How Many people live there now? How much money does it cost monthly? Through guided discussion, I will go through the first answer with the class. and use ICQs to ensure the pairs understand how to continue the exercise. I will then distribute the six student profiles and ask Ss in their pairs to place the students into the most suitable accommodation. I will CCQ and elicit meanings the word 'suitable' as some students may not know it.
For this part of the lesson I will divide the class into 4 different groups, flat, house, bungalow and penthouse. Each group will be given a selection of houses for rent in London, taken from real web sites with various details. I will put 4 columns on the WB corresponding to the team names and ask the teams to find a property with a particular detail. The first team to come to the WB and stick the correct property on their column will score a point for that team. Points will be deducted for an incorrect response!! This exercise is from real life situations and there may well be vocab that the Ss are unfamiliar with, but it should be very effective to develop their scanning skills.
It's not envisaged that there will be time, but there will be an additional hangman activity if the exercises go quicker than scheduled. At the end of the lesson I will feed back anything I've picked up through my monitoring and if time, revise How much/ many and a compound number.