Teaching Practice 4
To provide clarification and practice in narrative verb forms, using past simple regular ending - ed, past progressive was/were + ing, past perfect had + past participle in the context of the power of nature
To provide gist listening practice using a text about The power of nature in this context.
Procedure (45-59 minutes)
1a) - T says: Look at the heading "the power of nature" look at the pictures, what is happening in the pictures? Are they happy pictures? Have they happened by nature? - T tells them to work in pairs to match the vocabulary to the correct picture. - T gives answer key. 1b) - Ask Ss if any of these types of events have happened in their country in the last 100 years? T takes a few answers from the Ss.
2) - T asks Ss to read the question and explains they are going to listen to the script. - T ask Ss to check their answers in pairs. - T takes gives answer key. 3) - T asks Ss to read the question and explains they are going to listen to the script again. - T asks Ss to check their answers in pairs. - T gives answer key
4a) - T goes through the sentences (of the tenses) on the board and asks CCQ's. - T tells Ss to read the question and work with their partner. - T monitors. - Ss can check their answers with another pair sat next to them. - T asks for the answers and gives FB on the board (this is quick as only 3 questions) - T shows timeline from PowerPoint to help explain the tenses, and explain it shows the connection between the 3 forms. 4b) T tells Ss to read the question and explains they have to match the verbs to the correct tenses on their paper. - T tells Ss to work together in pairs. - T monitors. - T asks for the answers and gives FB on the board (this is quick as only 3 questions)
- T asks Ss to write the negative and question forms of the three tenses using Fran's sentences. - T tell Ss to work in pairs. - T monitors. - T asks for any suggestions and then provides the answers.
5a) - T explains they are going to work in pairs one person is pair A and they will answer Fran's story. The other person is B and they will answer Antonio's story. - T monitors - Get Ss to walk around the classroom and peer check with other people to see if they got the same answer. - T provides script on the WB for them to check their answers. - IF TIME: Ss in groups will have sentences related to the tenses they have just learnt. The sentences will be split into two, so that they have to match the first part of the sentence to the last. - T Monitors - T gives groups answer key
For clarifying the meaning I can do the following: Problem Students may not understand all of the grammar or which tense we are talking about. Solution – I’ll ask CCQs. For clarifying the from I can do the following: Problem: When using past simple and had, they may get themselves confused and think have which would be present perfect. Solution: Could draw a very quick time line to show where had and have should go. For clarifying any pronunciation I can do the following: Problem: Ss may not be able to pronounce subsided Solution: I will model and ask for Ss to repeat both as a class or individuals. Problem: Ss might stress all the words. Solution- will model and show the stress by drawing dots.
The Ss will hear the listening activity to begin with and will work in pairs to help get the vocabulary. Once T has provided them with examples of the tenses they will be completing the activities in pairs to practice the task language. I will also have an extra activity involving a matching game for the tenses.