To provide review and practice in the context of abilities.
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of abilities.
Procedure (29-47 minutes)
- The T hangs four pictures around the room. - The Ss stand up, step forward, come together with the T. - The T shows the corners and imitates the actions: run, hop, swim and walk. - The T says "I can walk." and everybody walks towards the corner where a picture of a walking man is hanged. - The T says "I can swim." and everybody acts like they're swimming and going beside the picture of a man, swimming. - The T picks a student and he leads the others, gives instructions. - That S chooses another student and the activity continues.
- The T brings and sticks the action pictures on the board. - Writes their meaning under the pictures. - Shows flashcards of animals and asks "Can elephants hop?" - Elicits answers, corrects the Ss if necessary. - The T writes the positive, negative and question forms on the board.
- Shows the workbook page 54. - Tells the Ss to fill in the gaps, write the sentences. - Check the answers in pairs.
- The T gathers the Ss in front of the board. - Says "Zebras can run." and the Ss start running like zebras. - Picks a S, asks him to say a sentence. - Others act accordingly. - The S picks another S and he says sth else. - The activity continues until everybody has a chance to give an instruction.
- Show a picture of tigers. Hang it on the board. Write below: run: + swim: + etc. Model & demonstrate. Ask "Can tigers swim?" Say: "Yes, they can." - Deliver cards that show animals and their abilities. - Pairwork. A student shows a picture to his pair and asks "Can kangaroos walk?" The other one answers: "No, they can't." - Wait until all the Ss finish speaking.
- The T uses the OP to do this activity. - Shows the picture of the exercise and does a demo. - Asks "Can sankes swim?"says "Yes." and then draws a circle around the word, swim. - Then asks a student to join. - The S looks at the picture of the bear and asks others "Can bears walk?" Ss reply "Yes." and then the S draws a circle around the word. - The S picks a student and the new S does the same. - The activity continues until everby has a chance to do the activity.