When is new year's day?
To practice reading for gist and detail (in texts about calendars and new year's day)
To introduce the present simple negative form
Procedure (180-218 minutes)
Teacher will show students a picture of Mayan calendar and ask them to guess what it is.
Teacher will ask students if there is anything special about 26th July. (It is the new year's day in Mayan calendar) Teacher will then ask 'What is the new year's day in our calendar?' Students will be asked to fill in the gap in 'We use calendars to measure passing of .......... within a year'. Then the teacher will elicit units of time from the students.
Students skim read the text then answer questions in one minute. They will be given a clear start/stop signal.They check their answers in pairs. Some students will write the correct answers on WB.
Student will be given a sheet with months and days written on. They will work in pairs to categorize days and months and put them in correct order. Teacher will project the correct answers on WB.
Students will listen audio file 1.52 (When is new year's day?). Then teacher will ask them to tick names of the countries mentioned.
Students will read the text 'When is new year's day?' Teacher will give them handouts individually. Then they check in pairs. Whole class feedback.
I am going to ask questions about the text called ‘When is New Year’s Day’ Each calendar uses either sun or moon or both. How about your calendar?’ Does Gregorian/Islamic calendar use the sun? There are different calendars having different New Year's Day in the world. So, for example does Indian calendar begin in January? The simple present tense (negative) is used to describe habits, unchanging situations, general truths, and fixed arrangements. o Does Islamic calendar use the sun? –No o Does Indian calendar begin in January?- No The Islamic calendar /doesn’t /use/ the sun. The Indian calendar/ doesn’t/ begin/ in January. Subject + doesn’t + verb(infinitive without ‘s’)
Students will be given a sheet each. They will fill in individually but check in pairs. Students will write the correct answers on WB.
Students will be given a paper each. They will complete the sentences by writing the correct form of the verbs in present simple tense.