Teaching Practice 4
To provide clarification of free time activity collocations.
To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a text about Paul's free time activities.
Procedure (38-51 minutes)
Show your coffee and say "I always drink coffee in the mornings." Write always on the right side of the board. Elicit the meaning and other adverbs of frequency by asking questions. Write "always-often-sometimes-never" on the board. Ask Ss stand up and get in line according to their answers to the questions like "How often do you go to the cinema?" After some questions, let them sit in pairs.
Show the picture, ask questions to involve Ss (Who is he/she?) and to elicit the collocation ( what does he/she do in her free time?). Stick the picture on the wall. Do the same thing for all the pictures. Then give Ss little papers written collocation on and ask Ss to stick under the correct picture. Drill the collocations.
Ask Ss to write 5 questions about the free time activities as in the example. Distribute the handouts and monitor carefully. Ss check their questions in pairs. Then aks them to ask their questions to 5 different people and write their answers as well. Monitor during the activity, then ask some of the students to read their answers like "She never goes skiing."
Show Paul's picture on PPT, ask question about him and elicit the answers "Who is he? Where is he? Who are Alison and Evin (wife and daughter)..?" Then let them listen to the audio and circle the correct answer. Check with their partners. If needed they can listen again. Write answers on the board.
Ask them to discuss in pairs and guess what Paul does in his free time. Monitor and elicit some guesses. Then let them listen to the audio and ask if their guesses are correct or not.
Ask Ss write 5 sentences on what do they do in their free time and how often. Check carefully. Then collect the papers and hang them on the board randomly. Ask everyone to stand up, read the sentences and guess whose are the papers. Ask them their guesses and ask why, let them talk about the sentences using 'he/she' and check.