Present Simple-Yes/No Questions and Short Answers
To introduce and give Ss practice in Present Simple – yes/no questions & short answers in the context of typical friends.
To give Ss practice in listening for specific information and semi-controlled speaking for accuracy.
Procedure (33-47 minutes)
Ss will answer the questions by using the clues they're given through the web-page. Do you remember the topic? What's the topic? Are men and women really different? According to Mr.Palmer what are different? I will write the answers on the board.
Ss will focus on the Listening ex3 p.25. Ss will read the sentences through before they listen. Ask them what these sentences are about. Men or women? Key words will be underlined. After playing the recording I am going to get them to peer-check before w/c FB. Based on their performance I might need to play the recording again.
HOs will be provided to work solo. They will put a tick if they agree or a cross if they disagree. Then they will compare their answers with their partners. I will model what I want Ss to say, e.g. I think.../I don't think... I will put Ss in pairs to compare their answers. Monitor Ss while they are doing pair work.
I will use one of the statements to elicit a Yes/No question & short answer from the previous activity. "Men talk about sports." I will drill this for pronunciation. I will encourage Ss to make Yes/No qus based on the statements in the previous exercise (from Listening ex3) and give some controlled oral practice of the target language
I will analyse the form of the questions from the previous activity. I will elicit the forms from the students. I will put them in pairs and make them work on HO 3. As w/c activity we will write the answer on the wb.
I will get Ss to make the questions first in ex 1 then listen & answer I will use the listening as an answer key for their questions. They will then check the speakers’ answers. I will get Ss to peer-check before taking whole-class FB.
For ex3, I will model the question and answer with a student. Then I will put Ss into pairs to practise asking and answering the same questions from ex1 & the listening. I will monitor and pay attention to their pronunciation.
I will use exercise 4 to get ss produce more questions with the help of previous exercises. I will provide some prompts to inspire ss. At the end of the activity I will ask for general FB on what they find out about eachother.