TEACHING PRACTICE 2
To provide SS practice in speaking for fluency and accuracy in a conversation about their last holidays.
To provide practice of adjectives that help SS describe a past event.
To review and give SS practice of the language used for giving and asking for information in the context of their last holidays.
Procedure (35-45 minutes)
Display a real photo of mine on holiday. Write on the board: My last holiday. SS have 2 minutes to find out from T as much as possible about the T's last holiday. Elicit questions in the past simple.
SS get a HO with a fill in the gaps dialogue. Pens down, in 1 minute, SS read for a gist to answer the question: How much did they spend in food?. FB is given. SS read again and fill in the gaps with the past simple.
From the HO, SS answer: How was Ruth's holiday? (It was awful). Elicit SS define it as a positive or negative adj. Ask some CCQs, e.g. Dis she have a good time?, did She enjoy her holiday?, etc. Elicit the completion of the sentence: When we go on holiday, we can enjoy... Choose one of the answers to create the context of a SS's good holiday. Elicit the description of a good holiday. From the answers, choose an adj and elicit the possible question from the SS. SS get a cut out to match in groups. T monitors their work. For FB, SS look under their tables to find the answer key. T corrects some pronunciation mistakes.
SS get a HO folded. In pairs, during 3 minutes, SS form questions in the past simple with the given words. WC FB is provided. Ask some SS: Where did you go on your last holiday?. After every answer T replies showing interest, e.g. Wow! Really? Fantastic!, Oh no! etc. SS get a minute to think about their last holidays. In pairs, SS ask and answer each other using the HO's prompts. T monitors, takes notes of possible mistakes. If there is time, SS change their partners.
Provide delayed FB. If there is time, display a photo of someone who went on holiday. T nominates 2 SSs. SS A asks a question and SS B answers according to the image. continue until time is over.