Reading and Speaking on past experiences
To give practice in reading and speaking about past experiences, in particular experiences related to embarrassing experiences.
To review the past simple tense, and to expose students to the past continuous tense.
Procedure (41-46 minutes)
I will tell my personal stories about an embarrassing moment. "When I went to China for the first time, I never imagined of a toilet with no door because every toilet in Korea has doors. But in some parts of China, toilets look like this. (picture) -How would you feel if you have to use this toilet now? "I had to meet the time for a very important meeting the next day. So, I set the alarm before I went to bed. The alarm rang. I was still tired. I thought maybe I would stay in bed only 1 minute more. I took a shower. I got dressed. My stuffs were all ready to hit the road. Then I woke up. All the preparation that I finished was in my dream." -How did I feel?
Pair work I'll give instruction to students. "You are going to discuss with your partner on what is happening in each picture." "I am going to hand out one per pair so that you can think of the answers while looking at the pictures." (1 and a half minutes) ->FB (the whole class together)
Teacher's Q. "Does anyone know what Halloween is?" "Halloween is not our main thing to learn today. But we are going to learn a general concept of it." "Anyone knows of 'Internet Forum'?" If there is, I'll let the student to try to explain to the classmates. Then handout will be given to students. 1 and a half minute will be given. Students will try to fill out the blanks->peer checking->FB (whole class together)
Instruction "Read the 3 texts and match with the pictures above" "You will have 3 minutes." ->Peer checking (15 seconds)->FB (Whole class together)
Teacher's Q. "Now, what you are going to find is only 'when' these embarrassing experiences happened to them?" *ICQ: "Do you need to know all the details now? No! "What are you going to find?" "Only 'when' it happened on each text." "Got it?" For Doug, when did it happened? For Tamsin, when did it happened? For Kelly, when did it happened? Students will have 30 seconds to find the answer->Peer check->FB
Instruction "On SB p.21, there are some questions you need to answer. I thought the page does not give you enough space, so I made extra handout with some additional Y/N questions. I'll give you 4 minutes." ICQs "So, when you receive the paper, what are you going to do? "You are going to write answers to the questions." Then Peer cheking->FB
Students will be given 1 empty paper each. They all will draw a moment that they were embarrassed in the past. (1 m will be given) If all of them are finished drawing, they will describe what happened to their partner. (2 m) I'll ask if there is any volunteer who wants to share theirs or the partners' experience which was interesting or funny. After 3 or 4 students share their experience, whole class will talk about which sounds like the most embarrassing. According to the time left, past continuous will be mentioned to students a little bit with example sentences.