Lexis (TP 6)
To provide Ss with a review of colors and clothes and to present and practice new vocabulary about clothing
To provide controlled practice for Ss to use frequency adverbs and plural nouns correctly
To provide grammar practice for plural nouns
Procedure (52 minutes)
-- Ask "What am I wearing?" Ss will give you different answers (a shirt, jeans, trainers). Write them on the WB. -- Ask "What are all of these?" (Answer: clothes).
-- (DEMO: Show a picture of a hat. WHAT IS THIS? HMM... YOU KNOW THE MEANING OF "HAT." -- On HO1: TICK "A HAT.") -- Give out HO 1 and ask the Ss to tick the words they know.
-- Ask Ss to turn over to Side B and match the words with the pictures. (DEMO: ASK WHAT IS "J"? Answer: A HAT. PUT J HERE.) (1 min.) (4 min. or the activity) -- Ask the Ss to check their answers with their partners when they are finished. -- For FB, ask volunteers to the WB. (3 min.)
-- Show pictures of different articles of clothing to elicit the words. -- Give repetition practice and write the important word on the WB and indicate stress.
-- Elicit the names of some colors. (DEMO: WHAT COLOR IS THIS? [pointing at something red]. Answer: IT'S RED.)
-- Draw a 3-column table on the WB. On top, write CLOTHES AND COLORS. -- For the columns, write: I USUALLY WEAR I SOMETIMES WEAR I NEVER WEAR [1 min.] -- (DEMO: Say I NEVER WEAR SHORTS. and put "shorts" in the third column.) (Say I USUALLY WEAR A RED SHIRT in order to demo the colors and put "a red shirt" in the first column.) [1 min.] -- Give out HO 2 (Table 1). -- Demo the above steps with one of the strong Ss and ask Ss to write about themselves. [1 min.] -- Ss do the activity on their own. [4 min.]
-- Put Ss in groups of 3 or 4. [1 min.] -- DEMO the activity, and ask a strong S to tell about his tastes. [1 min.] -- Ss use the HO and the model to speak in groups about themselves. [4 min.] -- Get FB from a few Ss. [2 min.]
-- Show a picture of a shoe. Elicit: WHAT IS IT? Ask "singular or plural?" -- Show a picture of shoes. Elicit: WHAT ARE THEY? Ask "singular or plural?" Write the elicited words on the board and put the tags Singular and Plural on them. -- Show a picture of socks. Elicit: WHAT ARE THEY?Ask "singular or plural?" -- Show a picture of a sock. Elicit: WHAT IS IT? Ask "singular or plural?" -- Show a picture of trousers. GESTURE to elicit "trousers." Ask "singular or plural?" -- Do the same with "shorts." -- Tell Ss that some words are ALWAYS plural.
-- Draw a two-column table on the WB and tag the columns as SINGULAR/PLURAL and ALWAYS PLURAL. [1 min.] -- Demo two words (shoes and trousers) on the WB. [1 min.] -- Give the Ss HO3 (Singular/Plural Table) and ask them to put the words from HO1 Side B in the table in groups. [4 min.] Then Ss compare their answers with those of their partners. [1 min.] --
-- Give out HO 4 (Choose the Correct Words) and DEMO item #1: The trousers is/are very big. (Answer: are) -- Ask pairs to choose the correct answers. -- Get quick FB to check everyone has the correct answers.