Amy - TP: 5a there is/ there are
To provide a review of positive sentences using there is / there are in the context of cities
To provide the students with an opportunity to practice the TL through both speaking and listening.
Procedure (39-49 minutes)
T shows the Ss the same or another picture of Barcelona and Prague and writes model sentences from the text in the previous lesson. Barcelona: There are many hotels in the city centre. Prague: There's an international airport.
Ss complete Ex 1 by adding 'there is' or 'there are' to the sentences individually. Ss compare answers in pairs. Quick WCFB
T will elicit and write (using red for from) [s] – plural noun [+ pl] There are many of hotels in the city centre. [+ s] There’s an international airport. [there is] [singular noun] T will mark proninciation in green There are many hotels in the city centre [ðər ɑː] – not marked on board as I think phonetics is too complicated for beginners There’s an international airport. [ðeəz]
Ss will work in pairs using the 'there are two bridges' HO from the teachers book. T first demonstrates the task using the example sentence and a stronger student.
In Groups of 3 or 4 Ss will write a short profile about a city of their choice. Ss should use the TL to talk about getting there, where to stay and things to do / things to eat. If there is time: Ss will verbally present their city to the class and stick their work on the wall. If not much time: T will stick the presentations on the wall Ss will walk around and choose a city that they would like to visit.