To give Ss practice in reading for gist, specific information and detail in the context of adults living home
Speaking/ Present Simple/ Review family vocab
Procedure (22-33 minutes)
To lead in for speaking activity I will draw a family tree of my own name and my family members' names on it. I will tell about my family, eg Antonio is my son. He's 13 and he is American. He's a good boy. He lives in Ankara. I will tell the students to copy it and complete the family tree for themselves.
Give them context with the new vocabulary to read. The context says; My name is Sue. I am 18 yeras old and I am a student. I’m not married. I still live with my parents. I don’t want to leave home when ı go to university. My mother’s opinion, ‘ I’m happy that Sue lives with us’. I will underline the words which I will be teaching. 1-Opinion: (C), plural= opinions (noun) /əˈpɪn.jən/ Meaning: a thought or belief about something or someone CCQs ‘I think he is a good boy’ Do I have an opinion? Yes Is it a good opinion? Yes Ask a student one or two ‘Am I a good teacher? Yes/ No Is it your opinion? Yes 2-Parent:(C), plural= parents (noun) /ˈpeərənt/ Meaning: Your mother or father CCQs :Draw a family tree of a child, draw mother and father? Show mother’s picture and ask ‘Is she a sister?’ No ‘Is she a parent?’ Yes Show both mother and father pictures ‘Are they both parents?’ 3-Leave: (verb) /liːv/ Meaning: to go away from a place or a situation, either permanently or for a temporary period CCQs: Do you stay? No Do you go somewhere? Yes Problems and Solutions Students might have problem with the pronunciation. They might say it like live /lɪv/. Drill with students. 4-Married: (adj) /ˈmærid/ Meaning: A married man or woman has a wife or husband CCQs: Do you have a husband/ wife? (Ask one of the student who wears a ring) Yes Is he/she married? Yes Problems and solutions: Students might think married is a noun because in Turkish it’s a noun. We might give some more examples on the board, for example, I am happy Tell students that happy is an adjective and I’m not married. Tell them married is an adjective as well.
I will write on the board these questions: 'How old are you' and 'Do you live with your parents? Why/ Why not? I will do one example with a student. And then tell them ' walk around the classroom'. When I say stop I will ask them to ask their partners these questions and answer them.
Show the Picture Andy and ask 'WHO can you see?' Students will say a man. Then ask 'How old is he? Students give their opinions.
I will break this into sections. First I will tell them to read The Castle Family. Then I will ask them 'what is the problem?' for exercise 1 in reading part. Students tell me he is 37 years old but still lives with his parents. I will tell to read His mother's opinion part. after they finish I will ask them 'Is it a problem for his mother?' They will say 'No'. Then I will tell them to read his father's opinion. After they finish I will ask ' Is it a problem for his father? Then they will say 'Yes'. Finally I will them to read Andy's opinion. After they are done with that part I will ask 'Is it a problem for Andy?' Students will say 'No'
In reading exercise 2 I will tell students 'Read the sentences and underline the correct word'. For a demo I will ask them 'Is Andy 32 yeras old?' and they will say 'No'. I will write the first exercise on the board. 'Andy is/ isn't 32 years old' and ask one of the student 'Do I underline is or isn't?' Student will say isn't. Then I will tell to do it as a pair and do the feedback as a whole class for the right answers.