Teaching practice 7 Main aim: Grammar
To provide clarification and practice of like and would like in the context of conversations about free time
To provide accuracy and fluency speaking practice in a conversation using like and would like in the context of free time
Procedure (38-47 minutes)
The whiteboard will contain the two model sentences: I like coke and I'd like a coke. Students will be asked to identify the difference between the two.
First students will be given two short conversations to read and will decide which is about what you like day after day and which is about what you want to do today. They will be given two minutes to decide before checking their decision with their partners, followed by revealing the answer to the class. They will then complete a short listening exercise to practice both of their receptive skills with the language. Ss will be provided with ten sentences and have to tick which ones they hear in the listening exercise. If necessary the conversation will be played one more time before students peer check their answers followed by checking it against the answer keys around the walls of the classroom. If the Ss complete the first two exercise quickly there will be a third exercise. However if Ss struggle a lot with Ex 1 and 2, I may keep the third exercise for after the presentation. The third exercise in this stage consists of a HO containing six sentences with a correct and incorrect version of each. Students must tick the correct sentence. After completing this they will once again peer check before I put the answer key on the board, this will allow me to see which students have made errors and will provide me with the area that I need to pay more attention to in the presentation, clarification stage.
In this stage I will work through the meaning, form and pronunciation with the students. I will elicit the meaning and form from them before making note of them on the board, I will follow this with drilling for pronunciation and stress. I will ask students where they hear the stress and to help me construct another sentence. This clarification should provide them with the confidence and capability to complete the following controlled and freer practice and production of the target language.
Students will be given a Find Someone Who exercise HO. They will get up and ask their fellow learners a series of like and would like questions, trying to find a different student for each statement. This will appeal to the kinaesthetic learners who enjoy moving about, and will provide a relevant controlled practice of the target language. While Ss complete the exercise I will monitor for any mistakes and correct them.
Students will be asked to line up in two rows facing each other, they will ask and answer two questions, the first being what they like to do in their free time and the second being what they would like to do on the weekend. Before starting the task they will be given a minute to read the questions before being asked to construct their own question. After completing the task and answering the questions with one partner, one of the rows will move along to provide students will a new partner to practice the target language. While students ask and answer questions I will be monitoring to answer any possible questions and to ensure Ss remain on task.