Teaching Practice 2- Reading (Information about city)
Beginner, A1 level
To provide the students with information about different cultures in other countries using a reading passage which they will scan and read for details.
To assess the students' vocabulary resource for talking about the facilities in a city, and to add some items to it.
Procedure (31-47 minutes)
T introduces themselves just in case there are new students in the class. T writes the following on the board: " apple, cat, banana, dog". T elicits "match, make 2 pairs. T shows the Ss HO A to the students asking them to match. T ICQs using "Are you going to make a sentence?". T gives them the HOs, puts them in pairs and asks them to pair similar words in 2 minutes. Peer check and WC eliciting follow. T elicits an answer using a "No Smoking" sign, saying "What is this?". T elicits an answer using a "Parking" sign, saying "What is this?" T writes "Signs/ Symbols" on the board. Then she shows some printed symbols (HO A2) to the students together with a set of names and asks the Ss to match the names and the symbols. T then puts Ss in pairs, ICQs using questions like "Will you work alone or together?" and "What are you going to do? Write?". Then T hands each pair a set of symbols and a set of names and asks them to start telling them they have two minutes for this activity. T asks Ss to stand up and check the answers other pairs have come up with. T puts the symbols on the board and elicits answers from WC.
T writes "What places are open and closed after 2 a.m. in Istanbul?", shows handout B to the students, puts them in groups and asks them to write what they think in the table. T ICQs using questions like "Are you going to work alone?", "Are you going to write?". T hands them handout B and tells them to fill it. T reminds them they have only 2 minutes. When two minutes is over, T asks Ss to exchange their papers with the group next to them to see if they can add more. This task will take another 2 minutes. T elicits some answers from WC once the time is up. T then pre-teaches some new vocabulary from the reading: "until", "Holiday", "a few". T puts these vocabulary on the board using eliciting, providing examples and, as a last resort, providing them with their meanings.
T puts the following question on the board: "Where can you go shopping at night?". T shows the student handout C, tells the Ss that they should read fast and answer the question and that they should read alone. T ICQs using questions like "Are you going to read slowly?", "Are you going to read with a friend?", and "How many questions are you going to answer?". T hands them the paper and asks them to do it telling them they have 3 minutes. Once the time is up, T asks the students to check their answers in pairs. T then elicits the answer from WC.
T will Show HO D to the Ss, tell them to read the passage slowly this time and write names of countries beside the sentences. T will model an example saying "Most shops are closed on Sunday. Greece? Japan?". T will ICQ WC asking "Are you going to write the names of shops? What are you going to write?". T will give HO D to the Ss and tell them they have 3 minutes to complete the task. They will peer check, then the T elicits WC. T will write the following sentence on the board. "This is a Japanese class.". T will elicit T or F WC. T will put the Ss in groups, show them HO E 1-3 which consists of different sets of questions, and tell them to read, check true or false in 3 minutes. T will ask them to pass their papers to the nearest group and ask them to check the answers. They have another 2 minutes for this task. Later, T will elicit the answers WC.
T shows HO F to the students, asking them to complete the sentences about Istanbul alone in 3 minutes. T ICQs using "Are you going to work together? Are you going to listen?". T gives them the HOs and asks them to do it individually. Once Ss are done, T asks them to compare answers in pairs and then elicits some from QW.