The Alphabet, Spelling, and Hotel Reservations
To provide controlled speaking practice and listening for specific information in the context of making hotel reservations.
To review pronunciation of the alphabet and practice the present simple tense.
Procedure (32-48 minutes)
Spell out my name on the white board. "I've gotten to hear what your names are. But what is my name? What are these letters?" Have everyone say the letters and then my name.
"Who can tell me what this letter is?" Show the letter "A." "What comes next?" Hold up "B." Continue to "Z," repeating each letter and exaggerating the shape of the mouth to show correct annunciation if it is difficult for Turks to pronounce. Point at someone to have them say "A." The next person will say "B," etc to "Z." Now faster! Continue until its totally built up. If time, write answer key for Listening exercise on board.
Pass out HO of exercises. "We'll listen to a few exercises and do the matching exercise. Don't worry if you do not understand, just listening will be helpful." Play track 21. "Who is at the hotel?" "Next, circle the name that is spelled out." Play track 24. "Correct the misspelled names." Play track 25. Go over answers.
"Now let's hear an example of when we might spell our last names." Play track 29. "I am going on a trip, and I have a question about the hotel room I have booked." Show my name spelled out on the board. Show example 1.29 and have them replace Tony Blare's name with their own. Rotate partners if still time.