A2 Elementary level
To provide review and practice of language used for directions in the context of dialogues related to shopping centres.
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of directions related to shopping centers.
Procedure (43-59 minutes)
I will have _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ on board, and ask Ss to say a letter to help guess the word DIRECTIONS. This will be done via the traditional hangman game. I will carry on until the word is found by a S and will draw arrows on the word to elicit meaning. I will check by asking what this is pointing to the arrow - expected answer will be related to directions, left / right / down / up. Then I will drill with the whole class and write the word DIRECTIONS on board again. The activity will end with a ECDW. The actual lesson will begin with the TL introduced via projecting the pictures on the board on the lead in slide. I will ask the Ss to look at the directions for 1 minute. Repitition/drill activitiy whist miming: Turn left: Show left arm Turn right: Show right arm Go up: Show up Go down: Show down. Walk along: Use both arms Get Ss to practice the directions with their peers with one mentioning the way to another by looking at the slide on board. ICQ: Are you writing? NO Are you drawing? NO E.g - Turn left, turn right, look up, look down. Ask Ss to to switch/swap partners and check if they know the meaning of left/right/up/down. CCQ: Where is the coffee shop? Where is the electronics store?
Before giving instructions say 'TURN' and show left arm/right arm and say 'GO' show up and down 'WALK' along, and expect Ss to complete the directions. SHOW ON BOARD that the words left/right/up/down/along are nouns to enforce FORM. Then help to pronounce LEFT RIGHT UP DOWN ALONG Ask Ss to look at ex 1, and complete the directions with a word from the box. Tell the Ss, look at ex 1, ask what are we going to do and hand the papers, expect the answer complete to keep TTT low from the strongest S. ICQ for other S. Are we speaking? NO Are we reading? NO Are we completing? YES - Hand the papers out and ask them to fold the paper to engage into the activity. Do an example, Look at A, which way is it? LEFT After they complete the activity, ask them to peer check. Monitor while peer checking and note errors, and correct Ss during feedback. After peer checking, ask for feed back: Which way is A? Which way is B? etc.
The below dialogue will be written on the board: Excuse me, where is the men's toilet? Is there a women's store near here? Drill the above with the whole of the class. Drill the above with the gentlemen. Drill the above with the ladies. Erase Where is! Excuse me, _____ __ the men's toilet? Is there a women's store near here? Drill the above with the whole of the class. Drill the above with the gentlemen. Drill the above with the ladies. Erase Excuse me, where is ! _____ __ ______ __ the men's toilet? Is there a women's store near here? Drill the above with the whole of the class. Drill the above with the gentlemen. Drill the above with the ladies. Erase all apart from ? ______ __ _____ __ ___ ___? Drill the above with the whole of the class. Drill the above with the gentlemen. Drill the above with the ladies. DO SOMETHING TO BOOST ENERGY - CLAP YOUR SELVES may be an alternative.
Ask Ss to look at the ex 2 for 1 minute. Tell them that there are 6 sentences. Play the recording for Ss so they can complete the gaps. Repeat the recording again. Ask to peer check. Then repeat the audio again to help them correct their answers in peers alongside hand out Scrivener, J., Sayer, M. et al (2012) Straightforward Elementary TsBk 2nd Ed. Macmillan to check answers. Put students into peers either A or B depending on the no of Ss in class. Have the Shopping mall picture on the board and hand it out to them(5th activity slide) Ask students where is the men's toilet? Where are the stairs? Expect the strong S to answer some of the Q’s. Ask A to listen to B’s Q’s. ICQ: Are you talking? NO Are you listening? YES Write A: Can I help you? For A Ask B to choose a place on the map on board and choose a place on plan and ask A. ICQ: Are we writing? Are we asking? YES Making sure everyone has understood their task. Monitor whilst Ss are talking to each other, note down errors. Ask Ss to switch roles and carry on monitoring whilst seated in the middle of the class and note errors for FB. Ask where the women’s toilet is. Where is the men’s toilet? Where is the information desk? Ask them to check and correct their answers with their pairs.
Pair the Ss into 2's or 3's. Give each pair a paper with a noun, e.g board, door, computer. To keep the TTT low, ask Ss to guess the activity. What are we going to do? Ss comment. Ask Ss to, FIND THEIR WAY TO THE 'NOUN' - they will be moving around in the classroom for this activity after the task is given Give an example. I give the instructions asking Ss to dictate their peers to the place mentioned on their papers, and ask Ss to unfold their papers. Ask Ss to switch roles so the activities are repeated. To end the class nicely ask the below, OR ask the below in case the lesson finishes early. Ask how they will go home, will they turn right or left from ITI?