Present Simple-Life in the USA
To provide product writing practice of a paragraph in the context of 'about me'.
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of 'about me'.
Procedure (35-45 minutes)
The title of the first part in this lesson is "Life in the USA", so the teacher introduces the topic by using some photos. First, he/she shows the photos of a few country and ask Ss which countries they can see in the photos. Then the T shows photos of the USA, which show the less known parts of the USA first, and then more familiar ones. The T asks "Where is this place?". Ss try to find out. Once they find the correct answer, the T introduces Richard from the USA to Ss.
The teacher gives the HOs with a gap-fill activity. Ss fill in the gaps with the positive(+) and the negative(-) form of 'like, have, live, work, or study'. Ss do the exercise on their own, then compare answers in pairs. The teacher projects the AK on the WB.
First, the teacher models the activity. The teacher projects the sentences on the board, and tick the one that is true for him/her. He/She makes the other sentence negative. Then the T asks an individual student whether the the positive or negative sentence is true for him/her. Students do the exercise on their own. After they finish this part, Ss work in pairs and take turns to say their sentences to each other. Ss also decide how many of their true sentences are the same. Finally, the T asks each pair to tell the class two sentences that are true for both students, for example, 'We don't work in an office., We like Italian food.', etc.
Ss write a paragraph about themselves using the language from the lesson. It will be similar to Richard's paragraph in the Exposure stage. The teacher tells students to copy the text but write about their own lives.
The teacher wants the students to stick their piece of writing on the WB. Then she tells them to stand up and pick a writing and correct mistakes if they can find by using a pencil. Teacher monitors. If she finds any mistakes, delayed error correction.