To provide clarification and practice of collocations in the context of Stereotypes of men and women
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of General
Procedure (42-46 minutes)
T. Starts Class by giving Ss a test about collocations to make sure which ones they are familiar with and which ones they need more work on. Ss work on the test alone and put the test paper beside them to refer back to it later in the lesson.
T. asks Ss to sit in two groups: one for ladies and the other for the gentlemen. T. asks Ss to think of the top three things each group (men and women) are good at and the top three things the other group are not good at. Then T. invites each group to write this on the board. Ss discuss their answers in groups and and then write their ideas on the board.
T. will uses page 31 in the SB to provide the context where the TL will be used. T. asks Ss to choose men or women for each sentence of the stereotypes between men and women. Ss work on that.
T. asks Ss to read the stereotypes and choose men or women. T. then asks Ss to underline all the adjectives and verbs and the prepositions used with them. T. Elicits from Ss that these are collocations and they have special meanings that can be different from their literal meaning. T. Then works on the elicitation of MFP of each collocation.
Before T. asks Ss to work on this activity, T. should make sure Ss understand the meaning of any collocation that they might have problems with e.g. look forward to, keen on, closest, famous for, superstition. Next, Tasks Ss to work on this as a controlled practice activity. Then, T. models on question and an answer to it and helps Ss elicit that when the preposition occurs finally in a sentence , it is usually stressed. This is different from the case where the preposition occurs medially in a sentence -unstressed in this case.
T. asks Ss to go back to their test sheets, identify their mistakes, correct them, and do peer FB. T. provides a final WC FB of problematic areas
T. asks Ss to work in pairs to ask and answer the question in this activity and share interesting ideas with colleagues later.