Fouth TP 26 Sep 13
Upper Intermediate level
Grammar: to teach the students the use of "used to" in the context of "Parents and Children". The students to differenciate between "used to" and past simple.
Speaking Activities: to give the students the opportunity to talk about their childhoods using the expression "used to".
Procedure (33-45 minutes)
- Ask the students to go back to the text and underline the expression: "used to"
- On one side of the board, draw a pictures a person on the board and write on top of it either "past" or " now". - Elicit some adjectives that describe both situations (poor, scruffy, sleeps on the street, etc). - On the other side of the board, draw the same person in a different situation and elicit the adjectives (rich, caviar, nice car etc). - Model the sentence: "he used to sleep on the street, but now...). - Concept questions: "is this in the present or in the past?" "does he still sleep on the street?"
- Divide the students into pairs. - Ask them to think of 2 to 3 examples about the same character using "used to". - Allow time and share with class.
- Write a few sentences on the board using both past simple and "used to". - Ask the students if anyone could explain the difference between the two. - Explain the difference. Ask concept questions to make sure they understand. - Ask the students to think of an example
- Divide the students into pairs. - Ask them to do a "fill in the blanks" exercise (see enclosed with materials). -Share answers with class and feedback.
- Divide the students into pairs; one student is A and the other is B. - Students A are celebrities and students B are reporters. - Students B prepare questions to ask B about their childhood and what foods they used to eat/ habits they used to have using "did you use to...?". - Students A think of possible answers. - All B students move around the class asking students A questions while I monitor. - Students share information with the class. Feedback and error correction