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Grammar and Speaking
upper-intermediate level

Description

I will start the lesson reminding SS the topic of our previous lesson (gender gap in the brain). I will point out that our brain, like our body, ages, and we have to do our best to keep it young and fit. I will ask students what they do to keep their brain healthy and they will discuss first in pairs and then as a whole class. Students will then read a text containing pieces of advice to keep our brain healthy and discuss on whether they agree and follow these pieces of advice. The text contains the target language (causative passive verbs have and get). I will present and clarify meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language using a guided discovery approach. Students will highlight the target language and will be guided by a series of question that elicit meaning and form. Meaning and form will be checked with CCQs and pronunciation will be practiced by drilling. SS will then practice the target language with 2-3 controlled and semi-controlled practice exercises. Students will then listen to a conversation containing the target language in which someone requests a service. After providing the transcript of the conversation and business card, I will ask students to create a conversation where someone requests a service, using the previous conversation as a model.

Materials

Abc HANDOUT1
Abc HANDOUT1
Abc ANSWER KEYS 2
Abc BUSINESS CARDS
Abc HO GRAMMAR 2
Abc HO GRAMMAR 4
Abc HO GRAMMAR 3
Abc ANSWER KEYS 1
Abc HO GRAMMAR 1
Abc CUT-UPS 3
Abc HANDOUT PRACTICE 1
Abc CUT-UPS 1
Abc CUT-UPS 2
Abc TRANSCRIPT

Main Aims

  • The main aim is to practice the causative passive verbs have and get in affirmative, negative, interrogative sentences and past, present and future tenses

Subsidiary Aims

  • The sub aim is to practice speaking skills in form of discussions and dialogues

Procedure

STAGE 1 - LEAD IN (5-6 minutes) • to introduce and discuss about the topic of the following reading task, how to keep your brain healthy

I will remind SS about the topic of our last lesson (brain). I will comment on the fact that like our body, also our brain ages, and we have to keep it healthy and fit. I will ask SS to think about what they do to keep their brain healthy and discuss in pairs. Then SS share answers with the class. Then SS read a text containing the TL with advice on how to keep your brain healthy. SS answer these questions: Do you agree with this advice? Do you follow/ will you follow this advice?

STAGE 2 - CLARIFICATION of the TL (12-15 minutes) • to clarify meaning, form, pronunciation of passive causative using a guided-discovery approach

MEANING Divide SS in 2 groups. Provide each group with Tasks 1-4 in HO Grammar 1-2. After each task is completed ask groups to exchange answers as FB. Provide WC FB when necessary. Provide each group with Task 5 in HO Grammar 3. After each task is completed ask groups to exchange answers as FB. Provide WC FB when necessary. Write the model sentence on the WB and ask CCQs for meaning. I have my ears tested Do I test my ears? No Do I ask (and pay) someone to test my ears? Yes Who wants the action to happen? I do Who tests my ears? Do I know it? No I have my ears tested by my doctor Who tests my ears? Do I know it? Yes, my doctor You have your ears tested by my doctor Do I test your ears? No Do you test your ears? No Do you ask (and pay) someone to test my ears? Yes Who tests your ears? Do I know it? Yes, my doctor I have my ears tested I get my ears tested Do they have the same meaning? Yes FORM Provide each group with Task 6-7 in HO Grammar 4 After each task is completed ask groups to exchange answers as FB. Provide WC FB when necessary. Write wrong sentences, SS correct the sentences I haven’t my ears tested Have I my ears tested? I have tested my ears Write scrambled sentences, SS order them you / get / did / when / cleaned / your car Ask CCQs on the form. PRONUNCIATION Drill the model sentence Provide each S with answer keys on meaning and form of the TL

STAGE 3 - CONTROLLED PRACTICE (5-6 minutes) • to provide controlled practice of the TL

Pass out HO1 SS complete exercise 1 working alone and checking in pairs. Provide answer keys SS complete exercise 2 working alone and checking in pairs. Provide answer keys

STAGE 4 - SEMI-CONTROLLED PRACTICE (6-7 minutes) • to provide semi-controlled practice of the TL

Give each S 1-2 cut-ups from CUT-UPS3 (1-2 depending on time) SS write a sentence on the card using the target language and the appropriate tense. Then SS swap cards, read and correct other S’ cards. Delayed error correction on the board of the cards with wrong sentences. Provide answer keys. This stage could be skipped if SS have used TL correctly in the previous stage

STAGE 5 - SPEAKING • to provide freer practice of the TL

SS listen to a short dialogue and have to guess what is the service that is being asked. SS are provided with the transcript of the dialogue. Form new pairs. Give a business card to each pair and ask SS to create a dialogue similar to the listening task. SS practice the dialogue a few times. 1 or 2 couple act the dialogue in front of the class. -- EXTRA --- SS make their own business cards with written the things they can do. Changing pairs, ask SS to create a similar dialogue.

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