At the market
By the end of the lesson Ss will practise countable and uncountable phrases using “some” / “any” in the context of shopping for food.
To practise listening for specific information
Procedure (31-45 minutes)
T projects a picture of a Tunisian traditional market ‘What can you see?’ T elicits ‘stallholder’, shopping list’ T elicits some countable nouns: ‘apples, eggs’ / uncountable nouns like ‘milk, cheese, water” T drills: Whole class drilling then individual drilling T writes, 'stallholder' 'milk' 'apples'
T projects the market picture of the student's book and make a demo T hands out the picture. Ss practise in pairs using the phrases displayed with the food at the market
T projects the market picture of the student's book and make a demo Ss practise in pairs using the phrases displayed with the food at the market e.g. 'Are there any free range eggs? / Yes, there are.' 'Is there any bread? / Yes, there is some'
T says, 'You are going to listen to a conversation between Piers, his mum and a stallholder at the market. I want you to listen and tick the things they buy from this list (show list). When you have finished I want to know what they don’t buy. What am I going to do first? (play the conversation). What do you do? (tick the goods / items the Mum buys). What will I then do? (play again the whole conversation). Checking in pairs. T gives answer key
T says, 'Like the shopping list I gave you I want each of you to write your own shopping list items – it should be the food you normally buy . What should you to do?/write a list of ten shopping items. SS write list. Split into pairs – stallholder and customer. Mime some representative target phrases. Distribute HO featuring the prompts. T creates three stalls using Ss' desks and realia T makes a demo with a confident S T monitors Ss' performance and takes notes of common errors to be corrected later on in an anonymous way.