Upper intermediate level
To clarify and practice the position of adverbs and adverbial phrases in the context of a reading passage about 50 word stories
To provide scan and detailed reading practice using a text about 50 word stories in the context of usage of adverbs and adverbial words
Procedure (50-75 minutes)
Ss will talk about different types of stories , Short stories , long stories , novels and...and T will be asked about the latest story they have read.
Ss will read each one of the short stories as a whole to get the main idea of the story to be able to choose one of the titles for the story in a limited time.They will check their answers in pairs and finally will be asked to tell the answers to whole class.
Ss will receive the handout in which there is a table with different types of adverbs and adverbial phrases with the titles of : Time, Manner, Degree and comment. Ss will read the passage once more , underline the adverbs and write them in proper column of the handout.They will check their answers with their partners and finally will receive the adverbs individually or in pairs to decide and stick them on the WB where the same table is drawn by the teacher.The answers will be discussed in class and if any of the adverbs is in wrong column, they will change it and the final answers will be released.
Ss will be asked to help the T give an example to each one of the " Time, Manner, Degree and Comment adverbs and the form and the place of the adverbs will be figured out by the Ss.
Ss will be given a handout with 6 situations and an incomplete sentence. An adverb is given to any situation.situation. Ss will listen to the audio file and take notes about what they hear and what situation is presented to them.Then they will complete each part using their notes and the given adverb.They will listen once more to check if they have right answer and the answers will be released at the end of the task the answer keys will be handed over to the Ss.
In this stage Ss are presented a handout in which there are 5 sentences and an adverb .Ss will work in pairs to read the sentence and use the given adverb in a proper way in the sentence.As Ss are finishing their task they will come and write the sentence on the Wb i.e the firs 5 pairs of the Ss will write the correct answers as the answer key on the WB..
Ss are given a handout with 10 sentences in which there are adverbs and adverbial phrases.They will underline the adverbs and decide whether they are used properly or not. In case there is a problem, they will have to write the correct form.They will check the answers in groups and the answer key will be given to them later on to check their answers.