Teaching practice 7
To provide students with an opportunity to use and practice the past irregular forms in the context of holidays and celebrations.
To enhance their speaking skills using the simple past to talk about celebrations.
Procedure (35-47 minutes)
Teacher greets students and creates good rapport. He tells them that he would like to share a funny incident that happened to him one month ago but he wants them to notice the verbs he will use. He then narrates his story in a natural and authentic way. Once done, he tells the students that he is going to read it one more time but that this time they need to write down the verbs they are going to hear. After they are done, he asks them to check with their partners and then takes their feedback. He writes their feedback on a two-column table on the board and asks them if they can see any difference. Once the difference is clear, the teacher tries to elicit what it is and what the two types verbs are called. After the target language is presented, the teacher moves to the next stage.
After students get to notice and learn the difference between regular and irregular verbs, they are provided an opportunity to further familiarize themselves with the target language. The teacher gives clear and concise instructions as to what students need to do. Students are given five to seven minutes to underline and write the infinitive and the past tense of some irregular verbs. Once done, students check with their partners and then the teacher gets their feedback and moves to the next exercise.
The teacher gives clear instructions to the students and give them five to seven minutes to do exercise two. This is supposed to be relatively easier for students. After they are done, students are encouraged to check answers with their peers. The teacher then asks volunteers to come to the board and write their answers. Once finished, the teacher makes his transition to the next stage.
The teacher gives clear and concise instructions to the students in regards to what they should do. Students get on task and the teacher monitors them meticulously to see if anyone is having trouble forming questions. After they are done, students give their feedback and the teacher moves to the next activity.
The teacher asks students to swap partners. He then tells students to choose one of the suggested topics and interview their partners using questions in exercise three. Teachers tells student that they are free to choose whatever topic they like. After eight to ten minutes is finished, teacher asks for volunteers to come to the board to showcase their interview. The teacher thanks them and moves to the final stage of the lesson.
The teacher asks students to pick one strip of paper and unfold it. After each student gets one, they are asked to stand up and find the person who has the same verb as the one they have. They the need to sit and work together to come up with 3 sentences using that verb in the past. Once done, the teacher takes some feedback and wraps up his lesson.