-ed and -ing Adjectives
To provide clarification and practice of -ed and -ing adjectives
To provide scan reading practice using a text about dangers of TV
Procedure (33-45 minutes)
Life without a TV: Students look at two different rooms, one is with a TV and the other one is not. Ask them to tell the differences between the rooms. Once they have realized that there is no TV in one of the rooms, have them think about what they can do without a TV at home? Demonstrate the activity,then have them work in closed pairs to discuss it. Check if they have understood the activity (ICQS) Instruct: “Imagine that there is no TV at your home. What other activities can you do without a TV?” Demonstrate: “Maybe I can read a book or I can do the cleaning.” ICQS: “Are you going to talk about activities you do with television?” “ (YES/NO)
Before the activity check the meaning of “murder”. First, ask “If I murder you, are you alive or dead?”, then express the meaning by acting out. Ask again to check the understanding. (CCQS). After that, distribute the worksheets for the pre-reading and tell them to fold the worksheet as you demonstrate and not to read the article. “ Everyone, fold your paper, please. Don’t read the article!” “Are you going to read the article?” (ICQS) They work in closed pairs and guess the answers to the questions. “Do you know the answers?” (ICQS)
Students read the article and answer the questions with their partners.Check the answers with the class.
The ss are grouped and asked to discuss the questions comparing the situation in the reading article with their own country and lives. Ask them to share interesting answers with the class.
Before doing exercise 3a, check the meaning of some words by showing pictures and miming. Use CCQS to check for understanding. “Are you worried when your children come home late?” “Are you worried when you have too much homework?” Categorize adjectives that describe the thing, place or person and how people feel.Don’t forget to elicit the –ing forms of the adjectives. Point out the changes in spelling. Ask follow up questins to check the understanding. “Is English interesting?” “Are you interested in football?” “Are you bored now?”
Tell them they have 30 seconds to find all the -ed /-ing adjectives in the article. The person with the most answers is the winner. ICQS "Do you have a long time to find the adjectives?"
Check how they say –ed giving examples from the simple past regular verbs. Then they do ex 4b in pairs. They listen and check their answers. In order to practice and check their intonation, they also listen to R4.8 and repeat.
Students do the exercises on their own. Check the answers with the class. Give an info-gap activity to check for understanding and practice the language.
They tell the class two things they found about their partners.