Towns & Cities
To provide clarification of a, some, a lot of, there's and there are in the context of Towns & Cities
To provide process writing practice of a sentences in the context of Town & Cities
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of Towns & Cities
Procedure (37-49 minutes)
There are three pictures from Tehran to show a mountain chain, some parks and alot of buildings in this city on the WB as the FB. SS will think about the picture and say their opinions for the WC. Then, pictures will be shown one by one to SS to use a, some, and a lot of in this capital city as the context.
SS are going to match the sentences 1-3 with the pictures A-C individually and check their answers with their peers. Then, one of the partners will read the correct answer for the WC and the teacher will clarify where to use "a" and where to use "an" for singular nouns, some and a lot of for plural nouns. e.g. a person/ an airport e.g. some museums/ a lot of restaurants Tip: SS can use lots of instead of a lot of.
I am going to write model sentences of the exercise 4 on the WB to highlight the TL. e.g. There is a chain mountain in Tehran. e.g. There are some parks in Tehran. e.g. There are a lot of buildings. Then, I will use CCQs to be sure they learned the TL. e.g. Are there a lot of chain mountains in Tehran? e.g. Is there a park in Tehran? e.g. Are there some buildings?
SS are going to fill in the gaps with "'s" or "are" based on the reading task about Bath individually. Then, SS will check their answers with their peers. After that I will ask some of the SS to read a sentence and tell the WC why did they choose 's or are. After this exercise SS are going to listen to the audio to practice the correct pronunciation of there's and there are then drill them in WC and individually. After that I will show them two sentences from the exercise 5 in order to practice their stresses on the WB. e.g. There's a beautiful river. e.g. There are two cinemas. Then I will ask SS to practice stresses of each sentence in the exercise 5 with their partners in pairs.
SS are going to change their partners. They will do the exercise number 6)a) individually then compare their answers with their peers to see which sentences are true and which are not for the town or city they live in now in the exercise 6)b). After that some SS are going to be asked to share their partner's idea to the WC.
SS are going to write sentences about a town or city they know in order to use there's and there are from the exercise 5)a). Then, SS are going to tell their partners about their town or city. After that they will tell the WC about their partner's town or city.