Copy of Vocabulary Lesson, Saying the Ordinals and the Dates Lesson
Elementary, A1 level
By the end of the lesson, students will become familiarized with the ordinal numbers and be able to say the dates in the context of the dates.
By the end of the lesson, students will be able to use the ordinal numbers correctly in order to say the dates in a conversation about important dates.
Procedure (81-106 minutes)
Hello, How are you today? How was your week?
Write no 1-10 on the board and elicit them. Do the same for 11-20 and 21-30.
Show the characters one by one. Drill indiv and chorally.
Make sure to tell Ss to put these away and keep them safe. They will need them in the future.
Point to Archie & elicit his name. Do the same for all of the others. Play the audio- the first e.g. and pause. Point to Molly. Play the rest.
Write the Qs on the board: What's your name? How old are you? What's your phone number? Drill the Qs. Ask these Qs to some of the Ss. Ask Ss to asks these Qs to you. Ask Ss to ask each other Qs.
Put the puppets of Finn and Jasmin on your fingers. Role Play. Demo with a Ss and another one and another one. Ask Ss to work in pairs. To choose the puppets and role play. Choose all 6.
T shows a calendar to the Ss & asks: "What is this?" -a calendar "What can you see on a calendar?" -days, weeks, months, years. T tries to elicit the word 'date' from the students and asks "What's the date today?" She asks the students to work in pairs and try to say the date today. T asks Ss to come and point out: - When is your birthday? - When is Christmas/ Haloween? etc * Make sure to write down their birthdays next to their names
Teacher shows the picture of a finish line and tries to elicit the first three ordinal numbers from the students. She asks "How many people are there in the picture?" -five "What are they doing?" -They're competing in a running race. "Who wins the race?"
Present the ordinal numbers with the short form: 1st, 2nd, ..... one under the other Point out the four different endings - st, nd, rd, th (use different colours) Drill - individually, chorally and disappearing FCs.
T shows th website of the game. There are ordinals on one side and the words on the other side. She demonstrates first and matches a word with an ordinal number. Then she asks students to do the other matchings on the board. http://www.esolcourses.com/uk-english/beginners-course/unit-3/ordinal-numbers-1-to-12/ordinal-numbers-1-12-picture-quiz.html
Teacher shows the Bingo cards in her hand to the students and says "Now, we're going to play Bingo Game! I'll give each of you a card. There are ordinal numbers on them. When I say a number, put a cross on this number if you have it on your card. The person who puts crosses on all numbers first will be the winner and say Bingo." She makes a demo and delivers the Bingo cards to the students. She draws the numbers one by one and calls them out or makes students call them out until all numbers finish or one student says Bingo!
Teacher asks "What month are we in?" -July. Teacher makes the students say the months first in order and then randomly asking "Which is the first month?" -January "Which is the fifth month?" -May
Teacher writes the date of today on the board and asks "What is this?" -Date of today. She asks "How do we say the date?" and models saying "It's the second of July /July the second, two thousand and fourteen" and writes the words for it on the board. She highlights 'the', 'of', 'and'. She sticks more cards with different dates and makes a few more examples. She also asks the students to focus on saying the years.
Teacher shows the cards in her hand and says "There are some dates here on the cards. Now you're going to choose one date and don't show it to your partners. Try to say these dates to each other. While your partners are saying the dates, listen to your friends and write the dates." Then she asks them to check the date their partners have written.
Teacher shows the cards in her hand and says "There are some questions here. You are going to ask them to your partners and write the dates they say." She monitors asking and answering the first question, "When's your birthday?" "the twenty-third of June" Teacher monitors them while they're making conversations and gives feedback.
Teacher writes a date on the board and says "It's an important date for me. Why is it important? Because it is my best friend's birthday." Now teacher asks each student to write three important dates for them. She says "Write at least three important dates for you. Firstly, try to say the dates on your own and think why they are important. Then make conversation with your partners." While they are speaking with their partners, teacher monitors and gives feedback.