Evaluating ideas and making recommendations using adjective+noun collocations
Intermediate B1+ level
To provide clarification, review and practice of adjective+noun collocations to make recommendations and evaluations and modifying advers "quite" and "really" to soften or strengthen the avaluations or recommandations in the context of information media.
To provide practice in speaking for fluency and expressing opinions.
Procedure (30-43 minutes)
Give two halves of the pictures to different students in class. Ask them to stand up, find their partners and sit together. Briefly check students' names if necessary. Ask questions related to the topic (referring to the previous lesson) and the pictures the pairs have. Students give their opinions . Genaral FB
Give students handouts on which they can elicit the use of adjective-noun colocations through sentences from the text they had studied in the previous lesson. Check students whether the ss know what the words "evaluate" and "recommend" mean- elicit if necessary. Students in pairs fill in the gaps. Copy the phrases on the board. General FB- (answers on the board.)
After checking the answers as a whole class, underline the important points. Brainstorm more adjectives that go with the expressions.
Elicit one remaining example from the text. Students in pairs find the sentence. Write sentence on the board focusing on the of modifying adverbs. Ask questions to elicit the form and the meaning. Use cline to emphasize the meaning.
Show a picture of a puzzled girl.Talk about her problem. Students in pairs complete sentences in the handout to make recommendations and add "quite" or "really" Monitor discreetly. General FB Take some examples in FB and drill a couple of sentences to help students with their pronunciation.
Put students into groups (3-4) and ask them to discuss the topics given in Exercise 4. Monitor discreetly and only intervene if the students need help. Take some general FB. If time: do some error correction on the board from errors noted.