Teaching practice 3
Upper intermediate level
Students practice the use of quantifiers with listening,some reading and writing
Reading and listening
Procedure (40-50 minutes)
Lead-in- I introduce the topic of food writing my shopping list on the board and check students understand quantifiers by eliciting expressions that describe quantities. Test- I ask them to complete the exercise at p.80 where they have to match both countable and uncountable nouns with quantifiers:first they listen to the recording to complete the sentences,then they can check answers in pairs,finally I check answers as a whole class.
I want students to analyze the test about food facts: 1) I ask them to underline the foods and decide which are countable and uncountable.ex.1a 2) I ask them to tell me if the quantifiers in the box are used with countable nouns,uncountable nouns or both.ex1b I provide examples if they have difficulties. 3)I ask them to analyze the sentences in ex.2 and find the differences in meanings.We analyze together the first sentence of the exercise. Then I ask them to finish the exercise in pairs. I use CCQ to check the answers.
Practice 2 provides controlled practice to test students again. I present them the text and ask what kind of person is written for.I ask them to read it quicly and decide if it's a good advice for a lazy cook.Then I put students into pairs to complete the activity and check answers as a whole class.Checking answers I elicit explanations:students have to motivate their answers.
I divide students into 2 groups and each group has to write an advice sheet about a topic:students of Group one have to write a list about a beach holiday and what they choose to put in a small suitcase.Group two has to write a similar advice sheet about the topic of a party.I remind them to use quantifiers and I provide an example of an advice list on the board. When they have finished I ask them to presents their lists to the class.
If time allows students can practice quantifiers through exercise n1. I explain them they have three boxes containing quantifiers and food vocabulary:they have to match them to create sentences that are true for them.I provide an example to explain the exercise. Students decide on their sentences individually and then compare answers with a partner.