Upper Intermediate level
To review and give students practice forming questions
To practice listening for gist and detail
Procedure (59-80 minutes)
I am going to give students a quick activity to spark their interest. For example, show learners some pictures of hobbies (e.g. football, paragliding, escape room, horse-back riding, etc). Then I am going to ask students to discuss two questions in pairs: 1). What are their hobbies? 2). What is the most interesting sport/activity you have done? (Reference: Extract from TP1).
I am going to provide students with handouts, first of all, on paint balling theme, then ask their opinion of who has tried it yet or not? The next step will be listening of the whole class to a dialogue between three workmakes (Dave, Jayne and Harry), (Straightforward Upper-Intermediate Course book p.8, Listening ex. 1-4 & Grammar 1-5. The dialogue covers question formation and question word order which are then will be stressed out and worked on by means of exercises.
Students complete the questions with the correct form of an auxiliary verbs from the box. Teacher reminds them that sometimes the auxiliary is not needed and in these cases they should live a blank. Students work individually. Teacher doesn't check answers.
Students look at the scripts and check their answers. Teacher explains subject/object questions on the board by giving meaning, form, and pronounciation with examples.
Teacher has students write questions from the prompts. They do it first individually and then check in pairs.
T has students use the questions from previous exercise to interview his or her partner about one of his/her hobbies. They work in pairs.
Studetns talk to the teacher with regards to topic. Teacher corrects them if they make mistakes in subject/object questions.
Write down key words on the whiteboard and elicit answers from ss if they know these words. Provide students with context for unknown words.
Students will listen to three workmates and decide if the given sentences are true or false. The learners are going to work and check in pairs.
Students will listen to the dialogue once again and complete the information below. Ex. 3. They will do it individually and then check with partner. T can play a second time if necessary.
T asks students whether they think paintballing should be banned. If yes, why? If no, why not? Students will be split into three groups and discuss the question with each other.