Reading, writing and speaking in the context of business cards, using capital letters
To provide scan reading and writing practice in the context of business cards
To introduce and practice capital letters
To provide speaking practice in the context of business cards
Procedure (45-53 minutes)
Write the topic of the lesson, "Reading, writing and speaking about business cards, using capital letters," on the board. Pass some samples downloaded from the Internet around the class and ask the learners what they are. Elicit "business cards" and ask "What is on these cards?" Elicit "job, address, phone number, e-mail address" and ask a student to list them on the board.
Show Ss handout 1 with the photos and cards. Tell them to match the photos with the cards. Hand the worksheets out and do a WC board example. Give them a litle time to figure out the other two answers. Get a student to write the answers on the board. Show them handout 2, exercise 2. Write the first question on the board. Ask them to look at the cards and find the answer. Then hand the worksheets out and get them to circle the right answers. When they are finished, tell them to check with their partners and give them answer keys.
Say "Now, capital letters". Tell them to look at Scott's card again. Ask them "Are there any capital letters on the card?" . "When do we use capital letters?" Tell them to look at the exercise adapted from ex. 4 on page 52 and exercise 3 on page 54 and match the uses with the examples with a partner after doing an example. When they are finished, give them answer keys. Write UK and USA with capital and small letters and elicit the correct option. Point out that zipcode and postcode have the same meaning. Finally get them to circle all the capital letters on the cards.
Show them the colorful pieces of paper and tell them to make their own business cards. Elicit what they will write (Name, job, address, phone number, email.) When they are finished, put the cards on the walls and get a student to write the following questions on the board. "Who is she?" "What's her job?" "Where does she work/study?" "What's her phone number?" "What's her email address?" Model the dialogue with a student and then get two students to model in front of the class. Then get the Ss to practice in pairs in front of the cards. Then tell them to rotate. Walk around writing down common errors.
Ask them CCQs to correct common mistakes in language, pronunciation and stress. Assign them ex. 4b, 5 and 6 as homework.