To provide Ss with clarification and practice of functional language for saying dates in the context of special days
To provide Ss an opportunity to speak in pairs in the context of holidays and special dates
To listen for both specific information and specific details in the context of holidays and special dates
To review the vocabulary terms for the main secular holidays, such as brithdays
Procedure (29-39 minutes)
Teacher uses "On a perfect day, I..." stem to review the present tense and elicit special days context and personal experiences related to the context. "On a perfect day, I play with my kids." "On a perfect day, I don't go to work." Students generate 4 sentences of their own and share with a partner and then share with the class.
Ss will do exercises 1-3 through individual and pair work checking,i followed by whole class listening. The students will be reminded of key special days and the appropriate polite phrasal response.
Using exercises 4-6, Ss will focus on the months and numbered days. The students will work alone and check answers in pairs and then finish with whole class feedback. Correct pronounciation and responses will be emphasized here with some drilling.
Unsing exercise 7, students will listen carefully to the audio recording trying to differentiate between often confused number pairs such a 13/30. They will then practise with each other, ma-king up sentences with the target numbers and responding to each other.
To introduce the topici, the teacher will demonstrate with 4 of his own dates (July 22, April 12, Nov, 18th, Oct. 21). Using Ex. 8, the students will write 4 dates that are important to them and then engage in discussion (question and asnwer) about each other's dates using the target language.