Elementary - Speaking
To give students fluency and accuracy practice. To give students semi-controlled speaking practice and the opportunity to practice simple present.
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of typical friends
Procedure (40-60 minutes)
Give students pictures of people who are supposedly friends engaged in free-time activities. Elicit from students who they think the people in the pictures are and what they think the lesson will be about.
Elicit from students the activities which they engage in their free time with their friends. At this stage they will be paired with their classmates and asked to speak in simple sentences about the activities which they engage in with their friends.
Activity 1-Place pictures around the room and have students individually go around and match the picture to the vocabulary word as fast as they can. Come back as a class and nominate students to give answers.
Activity 2- Ask concept questions to elicit from students the meaning of "alone" and ''together''. Now in pairs, have students discuss the questions in Activity 2. Nominate a few students to share their answers.
Show students a video clip from the sitcom 'Friends'. After they've watched this clip, elicit from them the activities the characters engage in the sitcom by asking ‘’Do you...?’’ questions.
Elicit from students the kind of activities they do with their 'men' friends and their 'women' friends. Ask them to prepare a list with their partners. Pair students with members of other pairs and have them compare the differences or the similarities.
Write some of the common errors on the board and go over them with the students as a class. Ask the student pairs to correct the errors and have them come out to write the correct form on the WB.