By the end of this lesson, students will have had the opportunity to practise use of prepositions in the context of identity theft.
By the end of this lesson, students will have had the opportunity to read a written text about identity theft for gist and detailed comprehension, and also to practise speaking with the TL.
Procedure (40-49 minutes)
T pretends to take a phone call at the start of class. It is soon obvious that T is falling for a scam to give over personal details to someone who will use them for fraud. Conversation example: "Hello? Yes, this is Patrick Ward. Wow, £100 million? Yes, I'll give you my credit card details... [reads out some numbers] I was born on 4th April 1981. Why do you need my Facebook password? No, OK, sure..." etc. After the call I stop as if to realise I have made a mistake. I ask the class to briefly discuss in pairs what I did wrong and what might happen with my information. I elicit a few responses.
I try to elicit the term "identity theft" from the class, or I write it on WB. I tell them to attempt to answer the question at the top of the HO featuring the text ("How much is the Versace suit?"). I tell them they have 2 minutes, and after that time I elicit the answer.
Tell Ss to unfold the next part of the HO and read the text to answer activity 2 individually. FB given through eliciting from WC.
Ss told to individually attempt questions 3a and 3b. FB is given to WC by nominated/volunteering students writing their answers on WB. FB on 4b elicited from WC.
Ss to individually attempt Q4. FB given with PW. Ans key given after they have done so on HO2.
Elicit from WC, is the preposition a strong form or weak form? Use model sentences still on WB. Drill one or two of them.
Ss told to attempt Q5 in pairs. ICQ: Do you work in pairs or alone? (pairs) ICQ: Do you write a verb and preposition for each question? (yes) Ss told to unfold HO for ans key.
Ss told to ask each other questions from activity 5 in pairs. T to monitor each pair to see how they are doing and intervene if there are any difficulties.