Upper Intermediate level
To provide clarification and practice of adverb of degree in the context of the facts about lottery
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a free activity in the context of daily life
Procedure (32-45 minutes)
-Ask the students "what's the weather like today?" "yesterday?" "tomorrow?" -They will probably say cold, warm, very cold, very warm -now write this sentence on the board: -In ancient Rome, lotteries were used ...........often as entertainment -ask them if they can remember the word -write "quite" in the gap
-Now ask the students to go over the text on page 70, and find 4 other examples of quite and highlight it. (CCQ) -after they have done it, display the answers on the board. -two more examples are added from the teacher (since the reading examples were not enough)
-The target language is now already on the board -to encourage guided discovery, before clarification and asking questions first give them 2 minutes to talk about the sentences: "what do they mean?" "are there any differences?"
-go over the examples one by one 1 -ask questions about the meaning: were they used most of the time/rarely? . . .(as stated in Grammar Analysis) -write the meaning in front of the sentence [very/completely/to some degree] -make sure you tell them about (gradable/nongradable adj) -make sure you tell them "quite" can take two meanings depending on the sentence meaning. 2 -Check the form: what part of speech is used after quite? in each sentence? write the parts of speech in each sentence 3 -check the pronunciation: which word is stressed [the word after quite, except for the last sentence] mark the stress on the words -After you have clarified M/P/F, show some photos o do some checking -show them the photo of the watch and ask them "is 20 L expensive for a watch"? -they will say it is quite cheap -continue with a few more photos or examples
-stick the cards on the walls -tell them these cards all miss the word "quite", they need to find where it is placed in the sentence. -model one sentence for the students -ask them to work in pairs -Ss stand up and go over the cards -there are 8 cards -they have 1 minute to quickly complete them. -they need to have a piece of paper to write the answers in. -after they have done it, they can check their answers with another pair in class. -teacher will do monitoring during the activity -check only the sentences you think they might have problem with
-Ss work in groups (3) -read one sentence from the list and ask them to guess the price -ask the others if they agree/disagree -Ss will be given the sentences -They will work in pairs for 3 minutes.
-write a topic on the board -for example "your last trip" -make them to ask you questions -tell them "it was quite........" -now make the Ss sit in 4 groups (change their places if possible) -tell them they will be given a set of cards including topics to discuss -they have 5 minutes to talk about their topics, each student will pick a card -FB: ask a student or two what their partner talked about and how was their experience.