To provide practice of collocations in the context of meeting with friends
To provide gist reading practice using a text about meeting with friends and fluency using collocations
Procedure (29-45 minutes)
Have a picture in the middle of the whiteboard with three friends together. From this, ask students what are their names, where are they from and start to brainstorm. Ask students what they are doing and speak to their partners about it. Try to elicit any known collocations. Ask about the setting and what they might do with their friends.
'I like to meet up with my friends before work.' If we say 'meet up', is this formal or informal? (informal) Would you say that you meet up with your boss? (no) What might you say if you were going to see your boss? (I'm meeting with my boss) Is this formal? (yes) Form - Subject + like/don't like/love/hate + to + base verb Practice pronunciation as fluently as possible and joining like+to and meet+up
Have class read the text from the global elementary workbook. Do exercise 3 of reading and tell the students to finish the sentences with a matching activity. Have them work in pairs and then check with the pair next to them if they have the same answer.
Set students in 3 teams. Have them line up in rows against the board. Have different endings or half collocations on the board. I will shout a verb, and they must grab the appropriate ending. Such as "see" they must grab 'a movie' or 'play' they must grab 'football.' ICQ's - Is this a race? (yes) are we going to take the paper or touch it? (take) If i shout play, what word will you take? (football)
I will give the students a HO of a fill in the gap exercise. They will need to decide on the correct verb to use in each sentence. I will then have them CHECK IN PAIRS. After I will go through this by having them read the whole sentences out loud and fluently. Are we writing or talking? (writing) Are we filling in the gaps or making new sentences? (gap fill)
Give students a mixture of verbs and collocations which match these. Make it a little more challenging by having one verb to 2-3 endings so they will be in groups of 3-4 instead of pairs.
Students are given a collocation such as 'play football', they must then draw a picture of this and the rest of the group must guess what he is doing with his/her friends. They cannot speak for this task. The first group to guess, wins a point. ICQ's - Are we speaking or drawing? (drawing)
Ask the students to talk in pairs about 2 questions. Where do you usually meet your friends? What do you do when you meet your friends? Compare similarities and differences