To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of abilities
To provide process writing practice of a a letter about classmate's abilities, likes/dislikes
Procedure (34-50 minutes)
T hands out two sets of flash cards. Ones with pictures and one with words. Have the Ss match the words to the pictures in pairs. The Ss check other pairs.
Ask the Ss to learn who can play the piano/ speak Arabic, etc. in class walking and asking questions to each other. Give HO. Check asking who can....in class?
The Ss play a chain game. Organise the Ss into a circle. Give an example: Aslı can cook well. I can drive a car. Next Ss repeat the previous students' abilities before saying his/her own. After the Ss will write their classmates' abilities on a piece of paper as much as they can remember. The one who writes more wins.
Pre-teach vocabulary (violin, milk caramel, journalism) using pictures, ICQs and gestures. Show HO of a model reading. Ask to read it in 3 minutes.
Ask the Ss to write a letter about partner's abilities, likes and dislikes. Check the Ss understanding of the task using CCQs: Are we writing a letter about ourselves? (No) Are we writing a letter about our partner? (Yes) Are we working individually? (Yes) Monitor obtrusively while writing. The Ss swap the papers.
Give feedback on the WB.