Teaching Practice 1
To provide Ss with clarification / review and practice of possessive ‘s in the context of families and to help Ss distinguish between this and apostrophe ‘s in contractions.
To give Ss practice in listening for gist and specific information To give Ss practice in family vocabulary
Procedure (45-59 minutes)
Elicit a few sentences about relationships between people in the family tree. (p.16) - Who is Tom? - How many children have Tom and Lisa got? - Who is Max? - How many grandchildren have Bill and Pat got? - How many granddaughters have Bill and Pat got? Remind the Ss how many is always plural. Ask them what is common with the words after how many?
Get the Ss correct the sentences on ex. 5. The Ss need to check the reading text if they don't remember the answers. Peer check. Feedback
Focus one of the sentences from ex. 5: Sally is Anna's daughter. Write the sentence on the board. Highlight 's. Ask the Ss what does 's mean? Is it is? Or is it has? Elicit answers. Write the sentences on the board: Sally is Anna is daughter. Sally is Anna has daughter. Do these sentences look correct? No. Who is Sally's mother? Anna Then tell the Ss 's is a possessive. Give two examples with is and has. 1. Sally is a student. Sally's a student. 2. Sally has got a daughter. Sally's got a daughter.
Sally is Anna's daughter. Meaning: In this sentence, 's is used to express Sally belongs to Anna. Sally is her (Anna's) daughter. Anna is Sally's mother. CCQ Who is Anna? Sally's mother. Has Anna got a daughter? Yes. What's Anna's daughter's name? Sally. Form: noun + 's Anna's This structure is referred to as possessive. 's is a determiner here. 's come after a noun to show smt is belong to the noun in the sentence. After a plural noun (ends with s) we don't put s. Ex. Classrooms' doors. Pronunciation: Sally is Anna's daughter. Sentence stressed is placed on Anna's. References: Cambridge Dictionary
Face2Face, Work Book, p: 12, ex. 4a and 4b Handout the worksheets, ask the Ss work individually and then check their answers with their partners. Feedback.
Face2Face Students' Book, p:17, ex. 9a Look at the pictures. Who are the people? Talk with your pair. Ex: 'I think this is Kate's brother Max'. Monitor.
Get the Ss listen (Face2Face Students' Book, p.17, ex. 9b) and check if their guesses were correct.Get them talk to their peers. Feedback.
Get the Ss choose the correct answers and circle them on p.17, 9c (Face2Face Students' Book). Get them listen the text again and check their answers. Feedback.
Get them make a list of 5 people from their family. Ask them to put their name on the list too. Get them ask Qs to their peers about the people on their list. Write some Qs on the board: 1. Who is ------- ? 2. Is he / she married? 3. How many children / grandchildren / daughters/ ---- has he got? Monitor Take notes of errors Feedback: Ask them what they've learnt about their peer's family?
Put some incorrect sentences on the board and get the Ss correct them. 1. How many children has Pat and Bill got? 2. Who is David has aunt? 3. How many brother has he got? 4. How many sisters have she got? 5. Megan is Terry wife. Answers: 1. How many children have Pat and Bill got? 2. Who is David's aunt? 3. How many brothers has he got? 4. How many sisters has she got? 5. Megan is Terry's wife.