Teaching Practice 4
Upper Intermediate level
To give Ss practice in writing a story on different topics..and to practice usage of adverbs, adjectives and time expressions.
To give clarification of adverbs, adjectives, time expressions and narrative tenses through a series of tasks
To practice speaking in the context of story they wrote.
Procedure (38-48 minutes)
Ss are going to see a short video and then I will ask them to answer me these questions: 1) Is the video interesting? 2) Does anything similar happened to them ever?
I will ask Ss to read the text (exercise a), gist reading, and will ask them to read this through without filling the gaps.
Ss will be asked in pair/groups to look at exercise b and put the listed adjectives and adverbs in the blanks of story. Feedback will be done with whole class to check the answers. After that Ss will be asked to look at exercise d and complete these time expressions in pairs/groups Answers will be checked with whole class as open class feedback.
Ss will be asked in pairs/groups to go through the instructions of exercise e and decide which story to write and discuss what the plot is going to be. After they have selected the beginning sentence of the story Ss will be asked to plan the content as written in exercise f. I will remind students at this time to write only one story starting with one sentence. Once the instruction are completed i will ask them to start writing. Ss will be guided to include adverbs, adjectives, time expressions and narrative sentences and re-write the 120-180 word story by practicing all of them. But if there is less time i will ask them to share your 50 words text on the wall and walk around the room and read which one is more interesting. etc.
Once they have completed writing text of 120-180 words, I will ask students feedback and error correction on their production