To provide reading practice using a text about children's opinios about their mothers in the context of childhood
To provide clarification and practice of vocabulary (phrasal verbs) in the context of childhood
Procedure (35-47 minutes)
T writes 'childhood' on WB. Ss are supposed to write as many words as possible they can relate to the word on WB. There will be a lot of words on WB when Ss finish. Then Ss with the help of teacher, Ss try to eliminate or add some words and leave the ones who are clearly connected to the childhood. If there are no words about family relations or friendship, T directs Ss to find words related to them.
Ss are supposed to write one or two definitions for the words on WB. Then T explains these definitions seem quite well as they are described by adults. Then T writes on WB a sentence by a child. 'It's someone who tells you it won't hurt when he's hurting you'. T asks Ss who is this from a child's point of view. The answer is a doctor. Then before start reading, T explains two words - tuck in and yell- which can be difficult for Ss.
Ss are given the reading passage in which definitons of 'mum' by the children are present. However, the word 'mum' is deleted. Ss are supposed to skim the text and find the person for the definitions. Ss work in pairs.Each pair is given one sheet of paper. They try to find the person for the definitions.
Ss are supposed to read the definitions in detail and decide which definitions they like best. They also choose two definitions which suit their own mothers best. They choose the definitions and discuss their reasons in their pairs. Next, Ss will be asked to talk about their pairs' choices and reasons for these choices.
T writes a definition about her mother on WB to set an example for Ss 'Mum is a person whose meals you miss more than her when you're away for CELTA'. Ss are supposed to write their own definitions. If they like they can write definitons for father, best friend, etc. Ss write their definitions individually. After they finish, they discuss their definitions in pairs. Then T asks Ss about their pairs' definitions and the reason for thesedefinitions.
Ss are given handouts in which the questions including some phrasal verbs. Ss are supposed to circle the correct prepositions for thephrasal verbs.As most of these phrasasl verbs are not from the reading passage, Ss may have difficulty finding the correct preposition. However, they may be familiar with most of them. Ss try to find the crrect preposition in their pairs. Then T gives the answers. For the meaning of these phrasal verbs, definitions are hung on the walls in the classrom. Ss are supposed to find the definitions for these phrasal verbs by deciding thneir meanings from the context. Ss choose definitions and stick them on WB. Then T wants them to open the answer key. T reads sentences and Ss compare their answers with the correct ones in the key. Next, Ss are supposed to ask and answer these questions to each other in the groups of three. T monitor Ss closely and takes notes of Ss errors. Then T gives corrects errors on WB.