7B Green houses Upper Intermediate
Upper Intermediate level
To provide clarification on the use of word "make" in different sentences.
To set the context for the vocabulary "make" and to provide freer oral practice focusing on the target language more fluently.
Procedure (28-43 minutes)
-T shows a picture of a house. Ask the students what they think about it. -T will give the students a piece of paper and they will draw their house. (1 minute) -After a minute, T collects the paper and set it aside for later activity. -T shows 2 questions on the board. 1. Say something about your house. 2. Would you like to make any changes? -With partners, they will talk about it for 2 minutes. -T elicit some of their answers.
-T describes, asks or say the following guide words: 1. Solar panels. 2. glass that has two or three layers with gas in between to prevent heat loss. 3. environmentally low-impact home designed. -T elicit the word "ecohouse or eco home. -T makes a quick elicitation or preteaching when necessary of the following words. 1.insulation 2.sledgehammer 3.double glazing -T set instructions for listening task. -Students need to take notes of the following aspects of the listening task. 1.What are the people doing? 2.Is it necessary to make changes? -T and S check their answers.
-T extract some sentences from the listening task. -T groups the class into four, gives them words to arrange and form into a sentence. -S should come up with the following: 1. Oh right, makes sense. 2. We're making the most of it. 3. It'll make difference to our heating bill. -After 2 minutes, T shows an answer key on the board. -T asks what is common among these sentences. -S will notice that it's the presence of the word "make". -T gives the students a matching exercise on the expression "make". -Feedback follows and clarification.
*Clarification practice on expression "make". -T post on around the classroom the drawings they have made. -T pairs them up, and let them walk around and decide using the following questions: 1. Which of among those houses you think is an ecohome? 2. What changes will you do to make it an ecohome?