To provide review of known lexis.
To provide clarification and practice of language used for introductions.
To break the ice and learn more about the learners strengths and weknesses.
Procedure (55 minutes)
T tells Ss to stand in a circle. S says their own name then throws the ball to a another member of the class who says their own name- this is repeated for all members of the class. S says the name of a person then throws the ball to that S - this process is repeated around the class. *optional A S says their rhyming adjective then throws the ball to a another member of the class who says their own name- this is repeated for all members of the class. S says the adjective of a person then throws the ball to that S - this process is repeated around the class. Pass the ball around and say the name of the person on their left. Chain memory drill of everyones name.
T groups the Ss. T sets a time limit Ss brainstorm vocabulary and write down ideas on posters. Groups move and count other groups words. Then FB. Groups move and add extra words to posters. Put posters on wall.
T boards the conversation cards. # Hello, my name's Ibo. $ Hi, my name's Banu. # Pleased to meet you. $ Pleased to meet you too. # Where are you from? $ I'm from Italy, and you? # I'm from Spain. $ Oh, it's late, I must go. # See you! $ Bye! Ss divided into two groups. Dialogue drilled T-WC roles reversed Grp-Grp roles reversed Grp-Grp repeated several times while T removes parts of the dialogue, until all of the dialogue is removed. Ss mill drill using their own names etc.