Intermediate, B1 level
To provide clarification and practice of "used to" and "would" in the context of anecdotes
To provide fluency and accuracy practice in the context of anecdotes
Procedure (34-45 minutes)
T greets, sets the seating arrangements to U shape and tells Ss that she would want to check their memory .T Gives the Instructions and then the 1st hand out which consists of 5 T/F sentences about the text they`ve already read in the last session to get them back to the context, and gives them 1 minute to do them. Then as a feed back, Ss are going to give their papers to the next person sitting on the right and that S will check the answers and underlines the referred sentences in the text.
Ss are paired and provided with the second handout and are asked to do the task and underline for examples from the main reading text. FB: T orally checks and elicits the other forms (negative and question form)of "used to" T does some drilling on " used to" to show that "o" sound in "used to" is a schwa.
A picture of a prisoner is shown to the Ss and they are asked to guess and make some sentences about his past in pairs. FB: Ss change their partners and share their ideas.
T pairs the Ss up and gives instructions and provides them with "would" guided discovery handout and asks them to do it in pairs and then as feedback she would elicit the form and difference of "would" and "used to" and tells the Ss that we don't use it in negative form! Then the Ss are asked to check the text to see if they can find any other example (1 more example exists in the text).
T instructs and hands out the controlled practice questions which are taken from the coursebook and folded in 2 halves and puts the Ss into 2 groups and instructs each group to do a half of it. FB: Ss will have to go to the other group and get their answers checked with each other. volunteers come to the board and write down the answers.
Ss sit in groups and will talk about the changes they have made during the last 5 years. FB: Ss decide for the most changed person in the group.