B1 (MEF Level 4) level
To provide practice in the use of emphatic stress
To provide a review of what sentence stress is
Procedure (50 minutes)
T shows picture of men from TN3 SB p101 and asks if they look angry (No). T instructs Ss to listen to conversation about politics and to write down 3 questions one man asks the other. T plays conversation between men. Ss write down 3 questions in conversation. T checks answers by showing them on slide.
T gives Ss handout. Ss match the different versions of the questions 1-3 to the meanings a-c. Ss work in pairs. T encourages Ss to say the sentences out loud. T monitors Ss while they work and takes notes of areas where issues occur (either in meaning or pronunciation). In feedback, T checks answers by nominating different Ss to give corresponding matches. T writes answers on WB.
T focuses Ss' attention on slide. T instructs Ss to think of answers to the questions. T encourages Ss to say the questions out loud. T monitors Ss while they say the questions and think of answers. T takes notes of any issues. In feedback, T elicits possible answers from Ss and shows one sample answer on slide.
T elicits WHY we stress different words in a sentence (To emphasize one word or to elicit a certain answer). T elicits HOW we stress a word (By pronouncing the word higher and louder). T shows sentence 'I love your mother's cooking.' and drills different pronunciations whole-class. Ss then repeat saying the sentences for 2 minutes. T monitors and corrects if necessary. T focuses on any further issues that came up in test stage.
T assigns Ss role A or B and gives HO2 to As and Bs. T instructs Ss a to say the statements on their handout. B listens and chooses the best meaning. They have 3 minutes. When they finish, they check their answers. Ss test each other, T monitors for issues. In feedback, T covers any issues that came up and nominates Ss to do mini-conversations in open pairs. T instructs Ss to swap roles. Student B says statements, A chooses the meaning. They check answers when finished. Ss test each other, T monitors for issues. In feedback, T covers any issues that came up and nominates Ss to do mini-conversations in open pairs.
T creates 7 groups. Each pair is given a slip from HO3. Ss write a short roleplay (10 lines maximum), illustrating the meaning of that sentence as a result of the stressed word. They have 8 minutes to prepare their roleplays. Ss prepare roleplays. T monitors and assists where necessary. T invites each pair to perform their roleplay for the class.