Ahmed Samy Ibrahim Abdelrahman Ahmed Samy Ibrahim Abdelrahman

Countable and uncountable nouns.
Elementary, A2 level

Description

In this lesson, Ss get to practice what they have learned in the previous lesson about the use of some and any. The lesson starts with a short discussion about the things we have got and have not got in the classroom, followed by a gap-filling activity and then a short controlled speaking practice through a role play. Finally, Ss get to describe their living rooms to their partners.

Materials

Abc Gap-fill handout
Abc Sentence correction handout
Abc 100 Turkish Liras (fake money)

Main Aims

  • • By the end of the lesson, Ss will have had an opportunity to practice the use of a, some and any and will be better able to describe the things they have got in their rooms.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To raise students' awarness of the concept of countable and uncountable nouns in the context of describing your living room.

Procedure

Lead in (4-5 minutes) • To generate interest in the topic and sum up what the students have learned in the previous lesson.

T starts out the lesson by saying the following 2 sentences: There are some students in the classroom. There isn't any televisions in the classroom. T nominates one of the Ss to tell the class about one thing that we either have got/haven't got in the classroom. S nominates another S. This lasts for a few rounds.

Practice activity 1 (sentence correction) (7-9 minutes) • To provide controlled written practice of the target langauage

T splits the class into small groups of three and prompts each group to pick a name. T writes the groups' names on the WB and projects ex4 in page 27 from the workbook. T asks the whole class why the first sentence is wrong to show them to complete the exercise. T explains that he will give each group 100 TL (fake money) for each correct answer . T explains that by the end of the activity, he will count the money each group has got and announces the winner. T sets a time limit of 4 minutes, and then each group reads out their answer for one of the Qs. This will last for a few rounds and then T counts the money and announce the winner

Practice activity 2 (gap-fill) (10-13 minutes) • To provide controlled written and oral practice focused on using the traget language accurately

T splits the class into pairs and projects ex3 page 27 from the workbook. T explains that Nathan is now in his new flat and he is on the phone with his mum. T explains that we used any in the first gap because it is a question with an uncountable noun to show Ss how to complete the exercise. T sets a time limit of 4 minutes and nominates someone from each pair to come up front and fill-in one of the gaps. T role plays the activity with one of the Ss. T asks each pair to act the situation out (someone will be Nathan and the other is his mum) T sets a time limit of 5 minutes and monitors the flow of the activity to highlight any errors in using the TL

Practice activity 3 (10-13 minutes) • To provide a freer written and oral practice of the TL

T writes the following sentences on the WB: There are some chairs in my room. There isn't any TVs in my room. T asks each S to write down a few sentences to describe his room. T sets a time limit of 4 minutes and then asks each S to swap papers with the person sitting next to him. T asks Ss to discuss what they have written and sets a time limit of 4 minutes. T asks the WC to point out anything interesting that they have found out about their partner.

Practice activity 4 (mingling free oral activity) (10-13 minutes) • To provide a freer oral practice of the TL

T projects the real estate agent picture on the WB to elicit the word and what he does for living. T nominates one of the Ss to come up front to role play the activity to show Ss what they need to do T splits the class into 2 groups. Group A plays the real estate agent part and group B plays the customer part. T sets a time limit of 7 minutes and monitors the flow of the role play.

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