TP5 CELTA Istanbul 2016.10.05
To provide clarification of language used for describing people/place
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation to describe a person or a place.
To provide listening practice within the context of describing people and places.
Procedure (41-48 minutes)
Ss are shown photos of my niece and T introduce her to ss (script: Can you guess who she is? How old is she? Where does she live?) g/w ss discuss with each other and come up with descriptions about her e.g. her age, height, weight, personality etc.. (Now work in group, and try to guess things about her.) W/C discussion
Ss are shown the photo of Mia (mention it's from the coursebook) T ask "What's she doing?" (She's relaxing at home.) Read some examples to W/C (She's about 25, she has long, curly hair, she is athletic, ....) p/w ask ss to think how else to describe her w/c w-b
Show HO1 (there are four descriptions: about her health, about physical description, Tell me about her in general, use "like" as verb listen and match the four conversations about Mia) Listening T 6.1 p/w compare answers
w/c think about more answers to the question (1.Do you like Mia? I don't know her very well. Yes, she's one of my old friends. No, I think she's unfriendly. She's ok. 2.How's Mis? She's doing fine. She's been under the weather but she's ok now. Not bad, but very busy at work. p/w freer practice 3.What's Mia like? She's great. She's moody. She's friendly. 4.What does Mia look like? She's tall and slim, with dark wavy hair. She's attractive. She's got a nice figure. ) HO2 p/w to come up with more answers, make notes on HO2 ss write their answers on WB w/c clarification and correction T drill questions and answers p/w to practice questions and answers
Elicit the answer to question 1 as an example. sole, match questions and answers (HO1, 3) p/w w/c Listening T 6.2 to check answers freer practice ( example 1, What's your teacher like? She's great! She helps a lot. She is not friendly. I am afraid of her. She is very kind. She is always trying to help.) p/w w/c (error correction)
HO3(Mia often travels in her job. She is talking to her friend Tom, about Shanghai. Complete Tom's questions.) pre-teach vocabulary "to do business" "humid" "remind ss to use correct "be" in the question - is or are, was" SOLO p/w Listening T 6.3 to check answers. w/c possible other answers p/w to practice question and answer
Elicit the cities they visited last (can be in Turkey or other countries) Model sentences, elicit answers "What's Adana like?" "What's Adana food like?" "What are the people like?" "What was the weather like?" "What are the buildings like?" p/w to talk about the last city he/she visited. wrap up by asking which city they think is the most worth visiting city HO4 for reference
If there is more free time after all the planned tasks, provide additional free practice for ss to describe their favorite person (family, friend, etc.) P/W