Speaking: Talking about favorite places (town, city, or village)
Elementary, A2 level
To provide students with fluency practice in the context of "favorite places"
Procedure (35-45 minutes)
- T projects pictures of the city Antalya and ask students to guess which city it is. - T ask students to think why he likes this city and why he wishes to spend his next vacation there. - T uses sentences like: I like Antalya because there is/ are .....
- T sets a task for students to make students familiar with the vocabulary they will use in the next stage. - T ask students to choose one of the favorite places they know and wish to spend their vacation at. - SS are given HO1 which contains vocab. about places that might be there in their favorite chosen place. - He asks them to tick/ cross things that are/ aren't in this place. - When finished, T elicits/ drills difficult vocab. and illustrates them on the whiteboard/ or shows pictures.
- T asks students to write things about their places in HO2. ( HO2 consists of statement start with: there is/isn't, there are/ aren't.) - SS refer back to HO1 to complete the task. - T monitors, writes notes for errors to correct later on.
- T divides the class into pairs and ask students to take turns and tell the others about their favorite place. - T switches into groups (A,B,C,D) and again talk about their places. -T chooses one of each group to talk about another one's place. - T monitors and writes notes of errors to correct. - T asks students to play FSW, ask them to stand up and search among students and fill in the chart (HO3).
After taking notes of errors from students, T highlights them and write on the board and try to elicit correction from the SS before correcting them.