Proverbs , Speaking & Writing
Upper-Intermediate, Level B2 level
To practice the productive skill of Speaking by talking about famous proverbs, and trying to complete it. Then by talking about their own writings about (environmental worries in Turkey).
To practice the productive skill of Writing on a specific subject which is (environmental worries in Turkey).
Procedure (28-42 minutes)
-To introduce the lesson and make the context of the lesson interesting for SS, by saying a famous Turkish proverb in English. -Ask the SS questions like : What do we call this? Do you know any other proverbs? -Feedback on some answers. -Write the word "proverb" on WB and have SS repeat it.
-Instruct the SS about HO1 : You will have a reading, then decide on the meaning of each proverb - give HO1 (contains some famous Turkish proverbs). -form groups and instruct to read the proverbs and guess their meaning. - feedback and discuss their true meaning.
- Instruct the SS about HO2 : You will have a quick reading, then decide what is it about? - give HO2 (contains a proverb that is not complete) - Feedback on the main theme of the proverb -Work in pairs and give two possible options to finish the proverb. - Feedback to check that the SS are doing the right thing. - Form groups and each group should come with only two possible options to finish the proverb. - Feedback on some answers. - Form bigger groups and each group should come with only two possible options to finish the proverb. - Feedback on some answers. - Draw SS attention to the real ending of the proverb , and write the ending on the WB. - Feedback on similarities and differences between the real ending and the SS endings .
-Form new groups, and nominate a secretary for each group to do the writings. -Give SS directions to write a small paragraph about environmental worries in Turkey . -Give SS HO3 (empty colored papers). -Make secretaries post their paragraphs around the room . -ask the students to stand up and mingle, reading the other paragraphs. - Feedback by discussing the top environmental worries included in the paragraphs .
- Give instructions to SS to go back to HO2. - Draw attention to the rhetorical question. - Discuss the form , and the absence of the question mark . - instruct the SS to come up with a rhetorical question individually. A short well-known saying stating a general truth, or piece of advice Or wisdom.