Teaching practice 6 Main aim: Lexis
To provide a review of WH question words in the context of asking general questions.
To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of asking questions.
Procedure (32-48 minutes)
The lesson will begin with a PowerPoint slide containing all of the WH question words in a range of colours, from here I will elicit as much as I can from the students concerning their knowledge of the subject. This is to activate their knowledge and generate interest in their next task.
The first test will be a competitive quiz that students must race to complete. There will be eight questions all missing their WH question words that students must correctly add in. The questions will be multiple choice with three possible answers for each question. The first students to complete all correctly will be the winner.
First Ss will be asked to check their answers in pairs. During my monitoring of the previous task I kept a close eye on some of the specific problems of the students. In this stage I will be addressing any problems and going over the meaning, form and pronunciation of the WH question words with the help of the learners. I expect to have to spend the most time on pronunciation however I will spend adequate time to go through all bases to ensure students and confident and capable to complete the second test.
In the final stage there will be two sets of questions, the class will be split into blues and reds. Reds will be given one set of questions and blues the other, again they must first input the correct WH question word, followed by constructing two of their own questions. After doing this, Ss will work in pairs asking and answering the provided questions and each others questions. While students complete their oral practice I will be monitoring the group correcting errors where I see or hear them, and checking their progress. If there are any reoccurring issues I will raise them will a short WCFB.