To provide fluency and accuracy practice by encouraging learners speculate on the reasons why people plan to stay or leave a place
To use TBLT for teaching the Phonemic chart
Procedure (43-56 minutes)
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The students through a problem solving task are given some reasons why people choose to live in a place or leave there. 1. What are the most important reasons for living in a certain place? a. the climate b. having family members nearby c. employment opportunities d. one's ancestors lived there. e. environmental quality (clean air, water, etc.) -------------------------------- ------------------------------- (Add two reasons. Then rank the reasons below.)
Teacher forms two or three groups depending on the number of students: T gives instruction: You should talk about the reasons why people plan to stay or leave a place. Everyone in the group should talk about one minute. Are you talking together? Ss: No. How much time does each person speak? Ss: One minute. Music is played
1. How many reasons did you find? 2. Now in your groups you have 3 minutes to prepare one speaker for your group. (each group is assigned to either talk about the reasons why people stay or leave a place.) Groups are divided into A or B groups. 3. A's should find the reasons why people choose to stay somewhere and B's should say why people choose to leave somewhere. Remember you should choose one person. Now choose two most important reasons for staying in a place. 4. ICQs are asked: Is everyone going to talk after 3 minutes? No. Are you choosing two speakers? No. How many? One. Time is set. Teacher monitors and provides help as monitoring.
Teacher asks each speaker provide the report. Teacher gives feedback and asks follow-up questions. Teacher records the words that the learners are mispronouncing.
Some questions are asked: Is pronunciation important? Why is it that we mispronounce words? Is it not because we have one letter and different sounds for it? Now we are going to learn this chart. We are going to learn how to pronounce them. The phonemic chart is presented.
A handout from face2face is given to the learners. (HO) Some words are given so that the students write their phonemic symbols. (HO) Some words from what they said as they were speaking are taken and place on the board. These words are also phonetically transcribed.