TP2 - What about you?
A2 ( elemetary) level
to give Ss controlled and semi-controlled speaking practice in the context of "what about you?"
simple present wh- questions
simple present wh- questions
Procedure (44-47 minutes)
1- The teacher projects a photo on the board showing some people at a party, two are shaking hands. She elicits from the students what is going on and what are they doing. 2- The students imagine that they are at a party and they meet someone new. They think about what information they want to know about the person. 3- They make a list of their ideas. 4- Then the teacher elicits the ideas from the class and writes more interesting and proper ones on the board. 5- The students use the ideas on the board and make some questions about some of the information they wanted to know. The teacher monitors and helps them. 5- If most of the class have problem making a special question, the teacher elicits that from those who know and writes it on the board.
1- The teacher gives out the handout. The students work in pairs. They look at the words and ask their partner about any they do not know. 2- The teacher asks if there are any words that they still do not know. She asks other students to explain before giving the meaning herself. 3- The students work with their partner and help each other to write two questions for each of the six subjects. They can use the same words or other words if they want. They can use the words in the middle for all the subjects. 4- The teacher does an example or two with the students on the board. e.g. How old are you? How many brothers and sisters have you got? 5- While the students are working, the teacher goes around giving help and checking that their questions are correct. 6- The students talk with their partner and compare their own answers to the questions. 7- Then they stand up and go around the class asking other students their questions and make notes about the answers they get. For each question, they should try to find someone who gives a similar answer to their own. 8- The teacher checks their results. She asks if anyone found a person with similar answers or if there were any questions that no one answered in a similar way or if they got any surprising answers.
1- The teacher gives the students blank sheets of paper. 2- The students individually write answers to their own 12 questions on a sheet of paper. They must write full sentences to make the information clear e.g. When is your birthday? My birthday is on March 29th. 3- They sign their sheets with a fake name or any key word they will remember easily, but not their own name. 4- The teacher exchanges the sheets around the class. The students work in pairs try to identify the people from their answers. They keep a list of the key words and their guesses. 5- The teacher collects the sheets and say the key word. The class say their guesses. Then they check the real identity.