Mysteries, problems, oddities... Strange events
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation and story telling in the context of strange and mysterious events
To provide clarification and practice of adjectives to describe events in the context of mysterious events
Procedure (31-45 minutes)
-put ss into pairs. -show pictures of mysterious events using the projection. -ask ss to describe the pictures with their partners.
-ask a few students to describe the pictures to the class -elicit some words such as 'bend', 'telepathy', 'northern lights', 'a pack of cards', 'mysteries', 'spoon'.
-ask ss to match the words with their meanings -put ss in pairs -pass out HO's for ss to match the words with their meanings
-pass out the answer key -ask them to check their answers in pairs
-put ss in groups to match the phrases with the situations -ask ss to match phrases with related situations
-ask groups to go around the class to check other groups answers -ask ss to take their own seats -give ss answer keys -ask them to find the answer keys under their own chairs
-give ss some words and ask them to say the antonyms or synonyms -write the synonyms and antonyms on the board to teach them words: (amazing, disgraceful, disturbing, ridiculous, spooky, suspicious, weird)
-put ss in groups of 3 -ask ss to describe the items in ex 1 and give reasons
-ask groups to choose a representative - representatives talk about their ideas to the class
-put ss into groups -ask ss to tel the group if they know any similar stories
-T monitors the groups -finally ask a few ss to tell the class their stories