Vocabulary and speaking. Mysteries
To introduce and give practice in vocabulary related to the topic about mysteries or strange situation.
To provide speaking practice in a disscution in context of mysteries situation.
Procedure (13-45 minutes)
-Ss will see few pictures about mysterious situations like ghosts, bend spoons, Northern Lights or pack of cards. -I will ask them some question: What do you think about those pictures? Is there anything strange about them? Is it scary? How we can call such a strange situations? -elicit TL from the students and explain that this is as a topic of our lesson today.
-put Ss into pairs or small groups (it depend of the number of Ss) and give them two HO to mach 12 words and phrases with the definition. -words and phrases related to main topic of the lesson will help Ss to understand context of the next activity that we will do. -the FB wiil on the board, I will write correct answer for example: definition 1 is for phrase 3 etc. during this activity I can correct their pronunciation and show where is stress.
-I will devide clas in to two groups so I will choose one of the grouping methods. -give Ss text from Module 9, 12 strange situation and 12 words and phrases from the former activity which the meaning they already know. -ask them to match each situation to each word or phrase. Don't forget to use some CCQs. -on the board one member of each group will write answers. After that I will reveal the correct answers so they can see on the board which answer is good, which is bad and we can compare two groups. -IIn this moment we can discuss few minutes so I can encourage them to explain their answer and ask them for more inforamtion like: Why did you choose answer "d" for situation 7? -I will present additional vocabulary useful in next activity. Wordsand phrases like: amazing, disgraceful, disturbing, hard to believe, ridiculous, spooky,suspicious, weird. (meaning, form and pronunciation and also stress) -Later on I will give them new HO for new activity. -Ss will mingle around the class asking one person only twice one question: In your opinion which situation is a) amazing, b). disgraceful etc. The number of the situation and the name of responding student they will put in their HO. -as a FB I will ask Ss Who did they ask and which number that student said. Then I will turn to that person and ask why he or she choose that answer so we can have discussion.
-give Ss couple of minutes to think about their answers before puting them into small groups. -ask them two question: Do you know any of cases similar to the ones above? Has anything similar ever happened to you, or anyone you know? -when they have finished I will get few students to tell the class the strangest thing they heard in their groups.