Upper Intermediate level
To provide clarification of language focus with new vocabulary in the context of adjectives with prepositions
To provide accuracy speaking practice in a interview setting in the context of the adjectives with prepositions
Procedure (25-48 minutes)
I will show them the correct form of adjectives with the prepositions. I will put up examples on the w/b. I will give them examples of how to use adjectives with the most commonly used prepositions.
I will group the students into 4 or 5 groups depending on the number of students. I will then pass out two different sets of cards. One with the vocabulary, and one with the meanings. Then, I will ask the groups to match the meanings with the vocabulary so they become familiar with the adjectives, and understand the meanings before learning when to use the prepositions. Students will be given 3-4 minutes to match the meanings. Then I will pass out the answer key, so students are able to check and see if they matched the vocabulary with their meanings correctly.
I will introduce the students to the most common list of prepositions, and how they are used in a sentence with the adjectives given. I will then hand out exercise 1 to the students and ask them that they complete the activity individually, then do a peer check once completed. After monitoring the students and recognizing that the students have completed, I will have w/c FB, and go over the answers as a class.
I will write three questions and three sentences on the board answering my own questions. 1. What are you familiar with? 2. What do you intend on doing? 3. What are you devoted to? 1. I am very familiar with Turkish culture. 2. I intend on staying in Turkey after my course. 3. I am devoted to the course for five weeks. Then I will hand out a list of possible questions, and on the back ask the students to write three sentences about themselves according to those questions, making sure the students do not write their name on the pieces of paper, I will collect the papers, mix them up, then hand them back out and tell the students they must find their peer who wrote those three sentences. Students will be asked to find the peer by using the question structure provided.
If there is time left, we will play the backs to the board game. I will split the students into two groups. I will have one person from each group come and sit in the chair facing their group. I will put an adjective+preposition on the board and the groups will have to elicit them to their fellow peer in the chair. The first group with three points will win. This activity will provide students with reinforcement of what they learned through the lesson and they will hopefully be able to remember what they learned in the lesson and elicit among themselves as well.