By the end of the lesson SS will be able to use some new vocabulary related to months and special days
By the end of the lesson SS will be able to understand someone talking about a specific date practicing their receptive skill of listening
Moreover SS will be able to speak about a special day for their contry and their personal life practicing their productive skill of speaking
Procedure (28-49 minutes)
I will welcome SS in class after the break incouraging them by saying that they've been doing very good and they almost made to complete another week of study. I will divide them in 3 big groups according to 3 words related to time and dates: today, yesterday, tomorrow. We will start to play hangman to discover the topic of the lesson. I will write the question on the board: "what's the topic of today?" and say that somehow it's related to what they have just studied before. The first word will be "months", and then I will let them guess two or three months.
I will use a calendar as a realia and ask SS which is the first month of the year (January) I will do the same for the third (March), the fourth (April), the seventh (July), the ninth (September). In this way we will also repeat ordinal numbers. I will create the chart with major and minor stresses, and then keep following the ECDW procedure. While writing down the months I will remind SS that they always need the capital letter.
I will give them a copy of the chart that I drew on the WB and 6 months left to be placed in there. They will work in groups. To check if they understood the activity I will ask them: "are you going to work alone or in groups?", "are you going to write or speak?". Then each group will come to the board to write two of the six months in the right place.
SS will check their answers thanks to a listening track. It will follow a choral drilling with WC.
SS will then discuss in pairs answering the question: "what's your favourite month?", "Why"? I will write them on the board. It will follow a quick feedback with a WC discussion. I will ask some pairs about what they found out about each other's preferences.
SS will now listen to four people talking about special days that they like. They should match every speaker with a picture labelled by a letter. Some new words to be elicited can come up from the recording. For example: eve, day off, bank holiday. (see Language analysis)
SS will discuss their answers in their groups. After this brief discussion, I will write the answers on the board.
SS will listen to the recording again using the same HO to recognize in which months the four special days mentioned are happening. They are allowed to work as a group.
In this case, after they have already worked in groups, I will give SS an answer key.
It's time to answer some other questions related to the topic, but SS will do that in pairs. In relation to the four special days mentioned in the recording, I will ask them: "do you have these days here in Turkey?", "Do people go to work on these days?", "What do they usually do?". To check the instructions I will ask them: "are you going to speak or write?", "are you going to discuss this in groups or in pairs?"
I will then ask the class which are the special days of an average Turkish year. I will let them guess some dates and pick up the Republic day as a main example showing them a picture of the typical fireworks celebration on the Bosphorus. I will ask them: "what date is Republic day in Turkey?". I will take advantage of possible mistakes and use this example to write down the date four different ways: 29th October, 1923 or 29 October 1923 or 29/10/1923 or 10/29/1923. I will then say the date in two different ways: the twenty-ninth of October nineteen twenty-three or October the twenty-ninth nineteen twenty-three. I will then try to elicit from the student the questions for the present day: "What's the date today?" or "What date is it today?"
I will write six dates on the board. SS still divided in groups since the beginning of the lesson - even if they got the chance to have some PW - are going to say the date loud.
As a last activity, I will write my star on the board reminding SS this game they've already played in past lessons. This time each tip of the star will have a date. So each SS is going to write his/her most important dates of his/her life. After that, SS will mingle in the class showing the dates to a partner and asking each other "why is this date so important for you?"