TP 5b - Friends
Beginner (A1) level
To provide clarification and practice of questions and short answers in the present simple (using he, she and it) in the context of introducing or talking about a friend.
To provide fluency speaking practice in a in casual conversation in the context of planning for the weekend
Procedure (33-50 minutes)
Project or show photo: Cast of Friends Who are these people? What do we know about them? American TV serial. Popular or not popular? Did you see it before? What do we know about them/what do you think? What do they do together? Drink coffee. Talk. Go to the cinema. (If needed) Ok now let's think about your friends. Do you have lots of friends? One friend? Best friend? Discuss in pairs - tell your partner about your friends / best friend.
I will explain that students are going to read a short text about my friend Kim who lives in Chicago. Chicago is a big city in America. Alone, you will have 1 minute read the text and answer: (Write on board) Is Kim a busy person? How long? 1 minute. Reading fast or slow? Fast. After 1 minute, ask them to discuss in pairs if they think Kim is a busy person and why or why not.
Monitor to elicit an actual sentence about their friends or use example of Kim: Kim / live / Chicago She / like / pizza Nalan / like / music John / doesn't like / cats Take statements and elicit how to turn them into questions, write on the board: My friend GOES to _________ (Does she go to ?) She LIKES _________ (Does she like?) She LIVES in _________ (Where does she live?) His job is _______ (What does he do?) On the weekend, he ____________ Every day, he ________________
Using the target sentences with verbs like LIVES, LIKES, EATS, PLAYS, GOES that were elicited to show form of the yes/no question: DOES + he/she/it + LIKE ___________? **No S on LIKES - Does she like not does she likeS? Answer? (Elicit from students) + Yes, she DOES. - No, she DOES NOT. (She likes _______.) Does not ---> Doesn't (Demonstrate contraction using fingers, drill pronunciation.)
Show students HO and go through first example together: Find someone who likes pizza. Do you like pizza? Yes, I like pizza. Find someone who... LIKES GOES TO (Goes dancing) DOES (Plays football) LIVE IN
Students will receive a gap-fill HO to practice questions and answers using he/she/it in the present simple. They will get 5-10 minutes to complete the HO, then work in pairs to check their answers. Then swap partners and see if answers are all same. I will monitor during this time to keep track of errors for correction and will pass out answer key once we are finished. For freer practice, I would like them to talk to each other about their friends (or colleagues or family if friends has been exhausted.)