Pre intermediate level
To provide detailed reading practice using a text about being optimistic / pessimistic in the context of Feelings
To provide practice of verb patterns in the context of feelings
Procedure (45-22 minutes)
Ss look at a photo of a glass of water on PPT. Teacher asks Ss what kind of people they are reminded of. (optimists & pessimists) they talk in pairs about who these people are? Feedback: T will listen to Ss
T will pre-teach 6 words which may block their reading during while reading. T will give students examples and situations in order to elicit the words as well as asking concept checking questions scripted on the LA sheet. * look forward to * get over sth * inherit * unexpexted * afford * luxury
T will give Ss the questionnaire sheet and they answer individually, then they caculate their scores. T will give them the result sheet to check how optimistic or pessimistic they are. Next, students talk with each other about their result. Feedback: T listrns to a few students talking about what they learned about their partners.
T will regroup Ss. They talk about themselves and answer these questions on the WB : 'Are you a pessimist or an optimist in your life? 'Why do you think so?' Feedback: T will listen to a few comments.
T will give Ss a guided discovery sheet about the verb patterns. First there is a gap fill in which they can find the anwers from the questionnaire. Feedback: WC Then teacher has Ss unfold their sheet. This section provides Ss with two options for each verb they are focusing and they choose the appropriate form. Feedback: GP and then WC
Ss are given a handout. There are six sentences in which tnere are two options for each verb and they have to underline the correct form following the specific verb. They work individually and tben check in pairs and finally WC feedback.
T will have Ss use the completed sentences from the previous stage to make guesses about their partner. Then, they compare their guesses by asking each other questions. Feedback: T will listen to a few comments.
Ss are given a find-somebody-who sheet. They should walk around the class and ask different people questions based on the language focus they already went through. T collects some errors and elicits correction on the WB after WC feedback