Seventh TP 08 Oct 13
Pre-Intermediate B1 level
Grammar will be the main aim in this lesson. I will be teaching articles in the context of countries and cultures. Students will learn the rules through guided discovery.
- The first sub aim for this lesson is semi-controlled speaking activities in the context of countries and cultures. They will discuss stereotypes of different countries and compare with their own. - Vocabulary pre-teaching for a few new words to prepare the students for the content they will read. - Scan reading practice at the end of the lesson. Students will have to look for specific information.
Procedure (36-45 minutes)
- Put the images on the board. - Ask the students to guess the nationalities and if they know any stereotypes/ myths about those countries.
- Show images to the students and try to elicit the words: "bowling hat", "foggy" and "kilt". - Drill the words chorally and individually, stick the images on the board and label them.
- Divide students in pairs. - Give the students a few minutes to look at the sentences on p. 65 of the students book and think about the rules and when and how to use articles. - If they struggle, I will prompt them. - Ask them to find all the names of of cities and countries in the text and elicit the fact that there is no article. - Write sentence 1 on the board with articles and ask the students to correct it. - Ask the students to find more examples of "talking about people and things in general" (Japanese tourists, French women etc). Elicit that all those nouns are in plural. - Ask the students in pairs to answer a and b from page 65. - Monitor and write the answers on the board. - Go through the exceptions with the students.
- Divide students in pairs. - Demo the exercise on p.66 of the student book to show what they have to do. - Ask the students to work in pairs and come up with a few sentences. - Monitor and note down errors if any. - If there are any errors, write them on the board and ask the students to correct them.
- Divide the students in pairs - Distribute the images (Turkish men stereotypes) and ask them what they think. - Explain stereotypes and ask them to write 2 true things about their country/people and 2 wrong things/ myths. - All students stick their answers on the board and around the class for other students to go around and look at them.
- Divide students in pairs or small groups. - Rearrange the tables accordingly. - Distribute the articles snakes and ladders game. Go around each table and demo to explain what they have to do. - Play time: students to throw the dice and if it lands on a question mark, they have to answer an article-related question. - Monitor and error correction if any.