To provide practice of causatives in the context of employing services
To provide detailed reading practice using a text about online scams
Procedure (32-53 minutes)
-T: *uses the projector to show them some photos (see mats) -T: "With your partner, please explain the connection between these." -Ss share their ideas in pairs. -T: "Are they about the internet?" "What happened?"
-T: "Now, please read this article and choose the best headline." -T: "Are you reading alone or with family and friends?" -Ss: "Alone." -T: "Wonderful. When you finish, you can tell your partner the reason for your choice." -T: *Gives them the text* -Ss: Read and choose, then discuss their choices with their partners. -T: *Checks with one student standing in the middle of the class*
-T: "So, *shows them their HOs* you some sentences here, and two options. Choose." -T: "Can you ask your partner? Only when you finish." -T: "Is it okay if you don't know the answers? Of course it is." -T: "Alone or with partner?" -Ss: "Alone." -T: "Wonderful." Gives them their HOs. (See mats.) -Ss: Work alone and then check their answers together. -T: *Shows the answer key on the board using the projector." -T: "So, What is common in all these sentences?" -Ss: might be able to tell me that they all involve someone doing something for us. -T: "In a sense, we CAUSE something to be done, hm?" -Ss: "Yes." -T: "So, what is the name of this structure then... Caus...?" -Ss: Hopefully they will tell me that it's causative. -T: "So, how do we create causative structures?" -Ss: might be able to tell me.
(If they don't do too well, in the test) -T: *Doodles a silly picture of a man on the WB and shows them a before/after picture of a cleaned filthy house* "So, this is my friend blah blah. He's a busy man and has no time to look after his house but, the house is clean. He didn't do any of this, my friend is lazy... busy sleeping." *Writes on the board the jumbled sentence "the somebody wash dishes He had."* "With your lovely partner, can you put this in order? One clue, "h"is capitalised here." "Discuss in pairs, please." -Ss: will probably give me the write answer after a minute or so. -T: "So, any other sentences?" *points at the different parts of the room from the picture that have been cleaned." -Ss: Will hopefully give us some good samples that we can write on the board. (We will jump to this part if they do well in the little test) -T: "Wonderful. So, how do we make such sentences?" "We need... *tries to elicit the form by giving clues if necessary*" -Ss: Will help put the form Subject + got/have + object + past participles on the board. -T: "What do we call this structure, where we CAUSE something to be done, but don't do it ourselves?" -Ss: Hopefully they will tell us the they're called causatives, but if not, I will help them do so. -T: *Doodles a silly picture of a man on the WB and shows them a before/after picture of a cleaned filthy house* "So, this is my friend blah blah. He's a busy man and has no time to look after his house but, the house is clean. He didn't do any of this, my friend is lazy... busy sleeping." -T: "Now, did my friend clean his house?" (Ss will say no) "Is the house clean? (Ss will say yes) "Did someone else clean it?" (Ss will say yes) -T: "One point, have is always used in its full form in this structure. You cannot say or write "He'd his room cleaned."" -T: "Can we use contracted forms of have?" -Ss: Hopefully say no. -T: "Subject + have + object + past participle is not ALWAYS causative. Pay attention the meaning."
-T: "Now, another test my wonderful friends." *you have to complete the text with infinitives, or past pariticiples of the given verbs." -T: "Are you working alone or with your family and friends?" (Ss will hopefully get the idea and say alone) -T: *Gives them the HOs* -Ss: will answer the questions with ease this time. -T:" Please check your answers in pairs." -Ss: get busy checking while I prepare the answer key to be shown using the OHP. -T: *Give them WCFB if there's time"
-T: "You are now going to watch a video about a man who is having people help him change his life. He is having them change his appearance first." -T: "It is NOT a listening there is no text. Just watch it." -T: "You will then, talk about it with your partner." -T: "Do you need to memorise anything? No" -T: "If you see any text, do you need to read it? No." -T: "Do you need to see what happens? Yes." -T: "When it ends, what do you do? Talk with your partner about the man." -Ss Watch the video and hopefully use the TL to describe what they jus t watched. -T: (If there's time) *give WCFB*