Intermediate (B1) level
To enable Ss to use adverbs correctly in the context of telling stories
To improve Ss' pronunciation abilities
To enable Ss to read for detail
To provide Ss speaking practice
Procedure (40-52 minutes)
“The man got in the car. He drove his car to the old house. He walked up to the door and knocked on it. The door opened.” Ask "Is this clear? Does it tell how? Is he a friend or an enemy? Is it interesting?". “The man quickly got in the car. He peacefully drove his car to the old house. He happily walked up to the door and swiftly knocked on it. The door opened immediately.” Ask "Is this more interesting? Is he a friend or an enemy? Let's change it" “The man angrily got in the car. He madly drove his car to the old house. He walked up to the door and loudly knocked on it. The door opened violently.” "What's the difference? What tells how and makes the story interesting?" Adverbs.
Turn off the projector. Write the sentences on w/b and CCQs. Place stress with a coloured marker. Drill.
Give Ss the task of differentiating adverbs. Group A find adverbs which describe how or when something happened. Group B finds adverbs which tell us how the speaker thinks or feels. They also match the meaning with the adverb. They sit accordingly. They discuss it in 2-3 min. in small groups and one of them comes to do the task. Use the projector. Feedback. Turn off the projector. ask Ss "can adverbs go in a different position in the sentences?" Feedback.
Ss listen to 1.37 and practise saying the sentences.
Ss read different stories from page 121-129, answer the qus, take notes on another piece of paper. They don't look at the texts but they can look at their notes. They add adverbs to make stories more interesting. They tell the stories to each other in pairs. Ask Ss to mention the story they just listened to their partner. (feedback) Ask them what would they feel in these situations.