Grammar - Adverbs of frequency
To provide clarification and practice of adverbs of frequency in the context of food and general habits
To provide fluency speaking practice using adverbs of frequency in the context of food and general habits
Procedure (37-51 minutes)
T displays visuals of staple foods eaten in India and Turkey along with the names of both countries ("India" pasted near the T and "Turkey" put on the desk of S in the centre of class). Ss predict the context. T then introduces a continuum of frequency to elicit specific context from Ss.
T indicates an imaginary separation between her and Ss and says she represents India and they are representing Turkey. T points to Turkey, one picture and the cline to elicit the adverb related to that picture. Ss supply the adverbs and T writes them on the continuum. T models a sentence about the frequency with which a food is eaten in India (e.g. In India, we sometimes eat pasta) and gestures to Ss to make the same sentence about the same food but relevant to Turkey. Ss make sentences and T responds till all foods and adverbs are covered.
T draws 3 substitution tables with 4 columns each on the WB. In the 3rd table she writes 'every day' in the extreme right column. Ss help fill the last substitution table with subject, verb and object. In the 2nd table, T writes is/am/are in the 2nd column and some objects in the last column and prompts Ss to fill the rest of the columns. Ss are then prompted to help fill the first table. 1st table: Subject + adverb + verb + object 2nd table: Subject + is/am/are + adverb + object T drills and clarifies pronunciation with WC as the tables are filled. CCQs: Can we say "He is everyday at home?" [No] Can we say "He is always at home"? [Yes] Can we say "I eat rice never"? [No] Can we say "I never eat rice?" [Yes] Can we say "I everyday play football?" [No] Can we say "I play football everyday"? [Yes]
Ss are divided into 3 or 4 groups. T distributes 5 sets of cards in stages and Ss arrange them in the right word order. (T models example on WB first) One S from each group comes to WB to put up the correct answer for each form. T corrects errors with WC. ICQs: Will you work together or by yourself? [together] Will you write anything? [No] Will you make a correct sentence with these words? [Yes]
Ss receive Practice HO 1 and fill blanks to make sentences that are true for them. Ss are grouped in pairs and have a dialogue in HO 1 in pairs. T corrects errors with WC. ICQs: Is this about you? [Yes] Can you choose anything in a sentence? [Yes] Will you write together or by yourself? [By ourselves] After writing, will you talk to your partner? [Yes]
Ss receive survey and are instructed to mingle and ask each other questions about how often they do something. Ss will record responses with names. After activity, T nominates Ss to share answers and corrects any errors. ICQs: Will you write names with the answers? [Yes] What words will you use when you give answers? [every day, often, sometimes, never, always]