Vocabulary&Speaking Lesson:Adjectives with prepositions
To clarify adjectives of feelings with dependent prepositions when talking about school days
To practice speaking accurately and fluently about feelings of school days
Procedure (45-59 minutes)
Set the context by eliciting the word ''school'' and wrting it in the centre of the WB. Draw 4 lines branching out from the word and write '' subject'', '' verb'', ''people'' and 'in class'' at he end of each line.In pairs,get the Sts to mind-map everything they know for each one.
Tell Sts a story about your own feelings of when you were at school (i.e. what you liked/didn't like,things you were good at,etc.). In pairs,get Sts to share their own feelings and experiences. Monitor and make a note of any adjectives you hear them mention.
Divide the WB into 2 columns-with positive(+) and negative (-) as headings.Say one of the adjectives you heard and elicit which side of the board it should go in.Repeat with another one.Check that Sts understand that they should categorise adjectives depending on their meaning.Put Sts into small groups and give each one cut-up cards 1(Material 1) containing different adjectives of feelings (Vocabulary&Speaking ex.1 on page 16,without the prepositions.) Provide an answer key1(Material 2) and then ask CCQs to find out whether Sts know the meaning of the words fully(e.g. for the words ''terrible'',''Is this very bad or a little bad?).Clarify anything they are still struggling with.
Use the adjective ''good'' and make a full sentence about something you do/did well at school.Blank out the word ''at'' (e.g.''I was good (gesture that something is missing) Maths'') and elicit from the class the missing info.Explain that adjectives often match with prepositions (consider whether or not you use the terminology with your learners).Give each group another set of cut-up cards 2(Material 3) containing different prepositions and they should try and match them up with the adjectives on the other cards.
Provide each group with a brief story about your own school days (containing the TL) that they can read and check their answers (Hand out 1-Material 4).Elicit from Sts the correct sentence structure(ie. how do we make a full sentence?) using the examples in the text.
In pairs, get Sts to tell each other about their own experiences again,but this time using the TL.
Create a Find somewho Who worksheet(Material 5)and use the vocabulary generated in the mind-map at the beginning of the lesson.Blank out the preposition,so that Sts have to try and remember the correct one when speaking.