Teaching practice 7
To provide clarification of superlative in the context of people and their characteristics.
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation
Procedure (26-50 minutes)
The students will do a board rush. They will write all the adjectives they know on the board. Each group of student will have only one pen. This will provide scaffolding for the pair work they will do afterwards.
The teacher will give pictures of people in exercise a) Language focus and tell them tu discuss in pairs. Who are these people? What are they known for? What are they like? The adjectives that the students wrote will stay on the board.
I will write marker sentences about these poeple on the board with superlatives. The students will try to guess which sentence describes which person. I will then clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation and drill the sentences.
Controlled practice of meaning: students will askeach other questions about their height, age, mobile phone... They will then fill a grid and answer questions in the bottom of the page. It is some kind of classroom survey. Controlled practice of form: Students will then do exercise Practice a). It is a gap fill exercise. This will help them further understand how to form superlatives.
The students will work alone during this exercise. They will fill in the blanks with the appropriate superlative adjective form. It is a preparation for the following freer practice activity.
After the semi controlled practice the students are going to do a speaking task. They will express their likes and dislikes about music and television and try to persuade each other. There won't be any instructions. They will be free to use what they wish to say to one another.