Elementary- A2 level
To provide clarification and practice of vocabulary about things in a house in the context of renting an apartment
To provide fluency speaking practice in a role play in the context of renting an apartment
Procedure (37-45 minutes)
- T shows the picture of Alex and Martina who want to move into a new house. - T explains that they live in a very small flat (draws a small house on the board) and they have only a few chairs, a table, a sofa and a tv. - Then T draws a bigger house on the board and asks students " What do you think they would want in their new flat. - Students work in pairs and shares their ideas. - T gets some feedback from students about their ideas.
- T tells students that Alex and Martina has found a flat. - T shows the plan of the flat and tells students to look at the advert. - Students match the bold words(rooms) with the letters on the plan. - T asks students to talk with their partners about what they see in the picture. - T gets some answers from students. - T gives the HO1(flat's plan) and HO2(words). - T asks students to work alone and match the words to the things with numbers in the picture. - After working individually, students check their anwers with a partner. - (Depending on the time) T gives some students boardmarkers to write the numbers next to words on the board.
- Once everyone checks their answers, T starts asking CQs for words and models and drills pronunciation. - T clarifies meaning, form and pronunciation of some of the word students might have problem with. ( Furniture: Is it countable or uncountable? Uncountable. Can I say "a furniture"? No. Sink or washbasin: Is sink in the kitchen or bathroom? Kitchen. Is washbasin in the kitchen or in the bathroom? Bathroom. Bath: -th sound drilling) - Once the T is sure that there is no issues, students can move to next test stage.
- T shows the HO3 and explains that there is a table and the rooms of the house in it. - T asks the students if they can remember the things in the flat's plan. - T instructs students to work individually and write the things down they remember in 3 mins. - T checks the instructions. ( Are you working with your partners or alone? How much time do you have?) - Once the time is up, students check their answers with their answers. - T shows the answers on the board and have students check. - Teacher asks students how many of the things in the list they have in their own lists. ( Depending on the time, students come up to the board and write their answers instead of T showing the answers.)
- T gives each student a small cut paper and tells them that they are moving into a new house. "What furniture would you want in your new house?" - T asks them to make notes on their papers. - T divides the class into two and puts the chairs in two lines facing each other. - One line is for apartment owners and the other line is for students who are looking for a new house. - Students who are looking for a house asks questions and when they finish they change places and apartment owners become students who are looking for a house. - WCFB and error corrections at the end of the activity.