Ashraf Hanafi Ashraf Hanafi

Copy of Ask The Experts, Question Tags
Intermediate level

Description

In this lesson, students are going to learn "question tags" through guided discovery (mostly). While first 5 minutes of the lesson could be considered as test teach test approach, students will practice "question tags" based on the information they remember from the previous lesson. Later on, guided discovery process is going to take place as the students are going the read the rules of the grammar and decide how the form is used. Then, the teacher is going to emphasize the importance of intonation while using "question tags". After that, the students are going to be given controlled practice activities e.g. matching and correction of the sentences. In order to practice speaking using the target grammar, they will be given auxiliary verbs "do", "is", "are", "will", "has" and they have to come up with positive and negative questions resulting in speaking practice with their classmates. At the end of the lesson, if the time allows, students are going to listen to a song which has many examples of "question tags" and fill in the gaps with the correct form of grammar.

Materials

Abc Controlled Practice Activities
Abc The Rules of the Target Grammar
Abc Warm-up Questions
Abc SpeakOut Page 60 / Exercise 6A

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of Question Tags in the context of Experts, words related to questions, word building

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide specific information listening practice using a text about Questions that children ask in the context of Various topics children are curious about
  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a Conversation in the context of Questions with auxiliary verbs "do", "is" ,"are", "will", "has"

Procedure

Warmer/Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

-In order to provide a lead-in stage, write/show the following questions: - When is your birthday? - How old are you? - Who is your favorite actor? - Where were you born? - How many sisters have you got? - What time did you go to bed last night? - Where did you go last weekend? - Do you take sugar in tea? - Where are you going next weekend? - Have you seen Titanic? -Next get the students to ask each other the questions -without writing down. -Let them discuss these questions with their partners and play a song named "Somewhere over the Rainbow" by Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoʻole to create a relaxing environment during their speaking.

Test of the Target Language (3-4 minutes) • To test their knowledge of "question tags" from the previous lesson with test-teach-test approach

- Give the book hand-outs of exercise 6A. -Ask the students to fill out the gaps from the audio that they listened in the previous lesson. -Let them work in pairs. -Give the answer key to check with their partners. -Monitor the students carefully. -Provide error correction.

Guided Discovery (4-5 minutes) • To let the students find out the rules of "question tags"

-Stick the poster on which the rules of the grammar topic are written. -Let the students check the rules and make them underline the correct alternative to complete them in pairs. -Give some time to work with their peers. -Get the students come to the board and underline their answers. -Provide feedback on the board.

Intonation practice (3-4 minutes) • To get the students notice the different meanings through different intonation of "question tags"

-Drill two examples of "tag questions" -Direct the question to the students "You are a student, aren't you?" and "She is from Ankara, isn't she?" -Emphasize the different intonations and ask the students to tell you the differences between two sentences. -If they don't know the answer, ask when your voice went high and when it went low. -Ask them which answer you are sure about and which one you are not. -Elicit the answers.

Controlled Practices (7-8 minutes) • To get the students practice the form through matching and correction practices

-Provide the book handouts of controlled practices on pg.137 -Get them match the sentences to make tag questions of exercise 1. -Let them work in pairs and monitor carefully -Get them read their own answers. -Provide F/B whole class.

Controlled Practices (4-5 minutes) • To get the students practice the form correcting the wrong forms of the language

-Provide the book handouts of controlled practices on pg.137 -Get them correct the sentences of exercise 2. -Let them work in pairs and monitor carefully -Get them read their own answers. -Provide F/B

Production Stage (8-9 minutes) • To get the students practice the form and speaking using the target grammar

-Divide the students into groups. (3-4) -Each group is given auxiliary verbs "do", "is", "are", "will", "has" and have to come up with to positive and two negative questions to ask someone else in other groups using question tags and given auxiliaries. -Monitor the ss and take notes. -Give delayed F/B -Provide error correction.

Production Stage 2 (4-5 minutes) • To get the students practice speaking using the target grammar

-Divide the students into groups. (3-4) -Remind the questions the students discussed at the beginning of the lesson. -At the end of the lesson - get them back in the original pairs to see if they remember their partner's answers. -Provide a demo e.g. "You take two sugars in tea, don't you?" etc. -Monitor the students and take notes. -Give delayed F/B

Listening (3-6 minutes) • To get the students listen and write the correct form of "question tags"

-Give lyrics of the song named "A Little Time" as a handout. -Get the students listen to it and fill in the gaps listening to the lyrics. -Let them work alone. -And let the students check their answers listening to the song again.

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