TP2- Good Communication
To provide clarification and practice of the verb forms ( -ing verb vs infinitive) with adjectives to express opinions in the context of communication
To review and provide clarification and practice of using -ing verb vs infinitive. To provide fluency speaking practice in giving opinions in the context of communication.
Procedure (42-48 minutes)
Put Donald Trump quote on the board. Ask student's opinions on the quote
Complete the gap-fill handouts. Monitor for errors Peer check Feedback- nominate students to complete sentences on the board
We often use It's + adjective + ing form or infinitive to talk about how we feel. Example It's tiring to be on call/ It's difficult to relax. Are we expressing opinions both times? Which part of the the sentences are the true subject? be on call/ to relax so the true subject is the ing form and the infinitive Can we start a sentence with to relax?(To relax is difficult) No it sounds awkward so we turn it around. Can we start a sentence with the ing form? (Being on call all the time is tiring) Yes we can but is more informal Model and drill sentence stresses. Show example of exercise 2 on board eliciting answer from students Students have to unjumble the words to form sentences in pairs at the stations around the room. Monitor and make notes on errors One person from the pair moves to the left and new pairs check answers Feedback on the board. Students bring each completed sentence and sticks it on the board when nominated.
Handout opinion and topic cards face down Students deal out opinion cards equally amoung the group One student picks a topin card and turns it over Ask the student to read out the topic card and one of their opinion cards to the class Students have to form sentences on the topic using the phrase on the opinion card. Example,Some people say that online dating websites are a great way to meet people. The next student has to use one of their opinion cards to make another sentence, e.g. Yes, but the problem is people sometimes lie about their appearance or their age. Students continue until all the students in each group have expressed an opinion on the topic. After each topic shuffle the opinion cards and deal them out again. Choose another topic card and repeat the process. Student's can not repeat another person's opinion. Monitor for errors. Ask 1 or 2 students to say one of their opinions to class.
Go through errors heard during monitoring Have them written down and give the correct and wrong sentences to the groups that made the errors and ask them to identify which are the correct and which are the wrong. Correct the wrong ones themselves where they can.