Language Analysis 3
Upper-Intermediate B2 level
To provide clarification, review and practice of prepositional adjectives in the context of varied situations
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of superhero powers
Procedure (45-55 minutes)
I will start my lesson by handing them a poem I wrote two nights ago with all the prepositional adjectives we will learn throughout our lesson in it. At first, I will quickly remind them what adjectives and prepositions were separately. I will have the Ss get up and shuffle. I will split them into groups of 4 and firstly, I will ask them to scan read the poem and underline all the adjectives in it. Then, I will get them quickly to re-read it and give them only 1 min; but this time, I will get them double-underline the prepositions in the poem as a group. Afterwards, I will make them read the poem for the last time and work as a group and find out the prepositional adjectives in the poem. We will check the answers as W/C in the end.
I will precede the lesson by regrouping the Ss as pairs. In the next exercise, I will give the class 10 different prepositional adjectives written on cut-up papers from our student's book. This time I will have them do a pair work and match the prepositions in the boxes to the adjectives below. Answers will be peer-checked; then, I will give them the answer key by writing them on the W/B and get Ss check their answers and fix them if necessary. I will quickly move on to the exercise 1 on the workbook to make sure Ss understand the meanings of adjectives correctly. Afterwards, I will have Ss take a look at the sentences on exercise 3 that is given to them as cut-up papers. There will be 7 sentences and I will have Ss do a pair-work with this one again, but tell them to do the exercise one-by-one to make sure everybody is involved in completing the task.
Before moving on to the exercise 4, I will regroup the Ss as groups of 4 but with different people in them. One person from each group will pick a phrase from the box A and the rest of the three people from each group will complete those phrases from the box B. I will remind them to be honest when they complete the phrases.
I will have people sit individually before starting the next step. I will provide Ss with the words on cut-up papers and get them partner up and ask each other which superhero power they would like to possess and why. Then I will have Ss to think individually about how their lives would change if they had superpowers in 1 minute and will get a few students to speak up about it to get FB. Afterwards, I will make another group session formed by 4 people each. I will give them an empty piece of paper and provide them with 7 different features. I will ask Ss to create their own story of a superhero by using those 7 characteristics as a group, and will set a time of 3 minutes. The story of the first group that finishes the task will be read out loud at the end.
If we still have time, we will read every groups' stories for taking FB.