Teaching Practice 4
Elementary, A2 level
To provide gist, scan and detailed reading practice using a text about house swap
To provide accuracy in speaking, within the context of housing
Procedure (29-45 minutes)
Read the small paragraph about Lucy and Sam. Emphasize the adjectives: Big, small, old, new, quiet, noisy, lovely and horrible. Write the words on board Students listen Ask Which house do you like? Sam's house or Lucy's house?
Put Students in to groups of two tell students to match the adjectives with the pictures from the handout. Group Feedback: Nominate students to give the answers. ICQ: Do you match or circle? ( we match) What do you match? (words and pictures) Check for pronunciation
Ask students to match the adjectives in A to their opposites in B from the handout taken from Straightforward Elementary Students Book pg:32 Exercise 1 Give an example: Big and its opposite is small. Tell them that they have two minutes. Peer Feedback: Ask students to check their answers in pairs. Group Feedback: Nominate students to give answers. Write the answers on board.
Tell students to listen to someone talking about where she lives. Underline the words that they hear. Do first one as an example. Answer: " I live in a small flat" ICQ: Do you underline all the adjectives? (no) Do you underline what she tells? (yes) Answers: I live in a small flat on Herbert Street. It's in the centre of Dublin. It's a lovely flat, but the street is noisy. I like it. Peer Feedback: Ask students to check their answers in groups of three Group Feedback: Nominate students to give their answers.
Ask students to scan the text taken from Straightforward Elementary Student's Book pg: 32 Ask what does swap mean. ICQ: Are you reading or scanning? (Scanning) What are you looking for? (Swap) Give students a minute or two to go through the text and find the meaning Group Feedback: Nominate students to give the answer If students still fail demonstrate an act of swaping stationary objects with them and try to help them understand
Put students in groups of three Tell students to read the text taken from Straighforward Elementary Student's Book page 32 Ask students to match the homes 1-5 with the photos A-F. Do the first one as an example ICQ: Are you going to read or listen? (read) What are you going to match these sentences with? (photos) Give students 4-5 minutes to complete the exercise. Group Feedback: Ask students give their answers.
Put students in pairs Say read the text again and look at these sentences (taken from Straightforward Elementary Student's Book pg:32/exercise 3). Write T for True F for False Do the first one as an example Hamed's house is in Luxor. True ICQ: What do I read? (the text) What do I write next to these sentences? (True or False) Peer Feedback: Ask different people to pair up and check their answers Class Feedback: Nominate students to give their answers. Check for pronunciation