Teaching Practice 5
Upper Intermediate level
To provide clarification and practice of verbs used with or without objects and also verb patterns with the verbs ' infinitive with to ' or ' infinitive ' in the context of teenagers and their parents.
To provide clarification and practice of behavioural verbs in the context of teenagers and their families
Procedure (44-52 minutes)
Elicit the context of the lesson by showing a picture of a difficult teenager and her mother. Students work in pairs to share ideas on the question ( Is it difficult to be a teenager? Why? Why not? ) Students then share ideas as an open class activity.
Students look at the examples given on the handout and do Close up Exercise1. Students match the sentences with the verb patterns A or B. Clarify the grammar structure on the board by eliciting.
For Close up Exercise2, students work in pairs to decide on corresponding verb patterns. Elicit the correct answers. Students work in pairs to give examples.
Students copy the diagram on the blank part of the handout provided by the teacher. Copy it on the white board. Students work in small groups to put the verbs in the diagram and also to provide examples.
In Close up Exercise4, students look at the sentences and answer the CCQs asked by the teacher to elicit the meaning of the patterns ' make somebody do something ' and ' let somebody do something '. Some of the CCQs; Did I want to come home by eleven o'clock? No. Did my father force me to do this? Yes. Was I happy with that? No. Did I do it? Yes. ( When I was fourteen, my father always made me come home by eleven o'clock.) Elicit the grammar pattern by eliciting. Students answer what their parents made them and let them do when they were teenagers. Give examples to model. e.g.; When I was a teenager, my parents didn't let me go on holiday with my friends and also they made me come home by midnight. Write some of the examples given by the students on board.
Students work individually to do Exercise5 and then they compare their answers in pairs. Students give feedback as pairs and teacher points out to various combinations in sentences given by students.
Students change partners and work in pairs / groups to make their own lists of the rules they would apply to teenagers. Monitor closely and give feedback on the language use.