To provide clarification of How + adjective/adverb in the context of 'weird'
To provide accuracy speaking practice in a interview in the context of their own personal lives
Procedure (45-55 minutes)
By using pictures of crop circles and aliens, I will elicit the word 'weird.' I will put on display a couple pictures of aliens and crop circles and ask students what we call this type of stuff or events. I will put five blank spaces up on the board and ask the students what the word is. If the students are still having trouble, I will give them letters, as hints, in order to determine the word.
I will give the students a handout and ask the students to predict what goes in the blanks in the first gap fill exercise. Along with predicting what words go in the gap fill, I will ask the students to predict the answers that go with the questions from exercise 1. Once they are finished with their predictions, I will play the recording so they can check to see if their predictions were correct, if they were incorrect they can correct their answers. Then I will ask the students to do a peer check and we will have feedback.
I will go over the language focus for the lesson. The target language for the lesson will be Lexis: How + adjective/adverb. Students will have seen and heard the target language in the listening exercise, so it should not be completely unfamiliar to them. I will elicit when and where to use the following; How long.. How often.. How many.. How much.. How far.. How fast.. How old.. How well..
Students will be grouped in groups of 4 or 5 and will be asked to do a matching assignment. I will hand them cut outs of the Lexis: How + adjective/adverb, along with the question endings, and ask them to match the two. After about five minutes, I will hand the students an answer key. We will then have whole class feedback and I will ask the students when to use How often, How many, and How much. Then the students will be asked to interview their partner using while using the questions they have just finished piecing together.
I will give the students another handout and ask the students to complete the question beginnings with their endings. This will give me the opportunity to see that the students have developed the ability to use the language. I will then ask the students to ask their partners the questions. Then we will have whole class feedback. I will ask who lives the furthest away from ITI, How well their partner speaks English, and How much money their partner spends in one day. I will use this opportunity to correct any errors I may hear, and take questions.