TP7 - Vocabulary and Listening
To provide clarification and practice of water sports in the context of sea life
To provide specific information listening practice using a text about water sports and time linkers in the context of sea life
Procedure (14-30 minutes)
To start, ask the students if they like sports or not. Then, ask them which kind of sports they prefer to practice or watch on TV. After that, ask them about water sports, if they like to practice or watch them. Make a discussion with the students.
Show the students some pictures of water sports, then elicit the names of each sport from them. When they say every sport , put the card on the board to get the word correctly. Say the words once, then, let them repeat.
Put some cards on the board contain: ''Always, I .... swimming twice a day''. Ask the students to complete this sentence with the correct verb. Then, tell the that any sport has the suffix (ing) collocates with the verb go, specially the water sports. Now. ask them to listen to two interviews with Pam and Sergio and circle the correct time expressions. Let them work in pairs. Monitor them and give feedback.
Now, Put some cards with two examples on the board: ''Pam went swimming in August'' , ''Pam went swimming four months ago''. Ask the students if there any difference between these two sentences, they will notice that both of them are equal. So, ago is used with all time expressions. Then, Put the cards on the board: '' Pam went swimming a day ago'' and ask them if it's correct or not. Correct the expression with ''Yesterday''.
Now, according to the clarification above, ask the students to complete the table to show the two ways of saying the same thing. Let them to work in pairs. Monitor them and give feedback.
In pairs, let the students ask each other about which water sport they like. Change the pairs to have new answers.