Discuss new laws
Create materials for a speaking exam practice
Review how to give opinions and keep conversations going
To provide a review and clarification of the speaking rubric
Procedure (50-50 minutes)
Register Tell the students that we are going to create a speaking exam together and practice together. Establish groups of 4
Show a picture and try to elicit the law from the students law: I would make a law saying people who beat or hurt animals should receive the same treatment. Show an example of the final product: image and the new law.
Elicit from the students how he speaking exam works. Review the speaking rubric Elicit how to give opinions: I (don't) think this is a good idea because... I'm (not) against I agree / I don't agree with this idea because I think this law will be unfair/fair because What I don't agree with is ... To me, that/it doesn't make sense Elicit how to keep the conversation going: What do you think? I agree with you but... Give/ask for examples
Give each group 10 min to create min. 2 new laws and find corresponding pictures. Ss should send the laws to my email so I can print them out during the break. Teacher monitors and helps. If students can't think of any laws I can provide some ideas available in the materials.
Students in groups/pairs role-play my law with the language elicited.