Teaching Practice 1
Upper Intermidiate level
To introduce students to the 'what clause' and have them practice within the context of collecting.
Listening for gist and detail in the context of collecting.
Procedure (37-48 minutes)
T will start with an anecdote to engage interest in the subject of collecting. The students will be informed of collections the T has/had participated in or of a collection that someone else has/had such as antiques, post cards, etc. The Ss will then be asked if they or someone they know indulges in collections. The Ss will be paired and asked to discuss collections which will then be followed by feed back from a few of the pairs.
The T will provide present pictures of the various collection items that will be discussed in the Audio stage. The T will ask the class to explain what each of the items are. Some of the items may need to be explained, ie. garden gnomes or badges.
The Ss will receive a transcript of the audio examples so that they may follow along with as they are listening and a handout which will have all the images as well as exercises. They will be asked to complete exercise one of the listening portion, where the Ss will be match up the images to the relevant Audio example from the transcript.
The Ss will be asked to complete exercise 2. The exercise is a list (a through h) of details taken from each of the audio examples. The Ss will, with the assistance of the transcripts, will match the correct detail to the correct example. This will be followed by feedback.
The 'what clause' will be presented to the class. The T will provide examples comparing 'what clauses' with regular sentences and focus on how they are different. The T should model the sentences out loud with emphatic pronunciation in order to assist the students in differentiating them from regular sentences. The T will then present examples of 'what clauses' from the transcript.
Ss will be asked to complete exercise 2 from the grammar section where they will be asked to convert regular sentences into 'what clauses'. This will then be followed by feed back
The Ss will discuss with their partners things that they like, dislike and want using the 'what clause'. This will be followed by feedback where the T will ask for a few examples.
The students within their pairs will have freer practice in the 'what clause'. Each pair will receive a handout between them to play a game called 'What I Love About...' The students will take turns making 'what clause' sentences from the words or phrases of the handout. The object of the game is for the students to make a row of four squares.