Games: using expressions for understanding/clarifying
Intermediate B1+ level
To provide fluency and accuracy on how to informally ask and respond to clarify meaning 'I'm lost, I don't get it / the idea is to.'
To provide specific information through listening to dialogues between two gamers and practicing new vocabulary.
Procedure (35-45 minutes)
EX. 1 1. Powerpoint presentation of games on the OHP - Ask SS to tell what games the images are - "Have you played it before?" - "Are they common games to play in Turkey or Iran or Russia? 2. In groups of 3, Ss discuss the games they used to play as children; - Show example of mine on OHP: 'SNAP' - "Do you know this game?" 3. Some Ss tell WC their childhood games
EX. 2, 3, 4 - MFP MEANING: 1. SB pg 52 projected onto WB - Do you know this game? IF YES --> elicit info from student. IF NO --> "It's called MAHJONG, it's a Chinese board game. - Before Ss listen to the recording, they will work in PAIRS and try to guess which A-D LETTERS in the photo match with the RULES 1-4 ICQ: How many rules are there? (1-4) Are the letters from A-F? (No, A-D) - Pass out HO's (Demo first if it's unclear) - Play recording 2.9: Jen & Liu dialogue, Listen and then read to check answers. - Ss look at the HIGHLIGHTED expressions in script. In pairs they categorize them. - ELICIT answers from SS, then listen to check, 2.10 FORM & PRONUNCIATION: - Drill: • • Sorry, I’m lost (adj.) /ˈsɒr.i/ /lɒst/ • It means // ----> Get SS to differentiate between stronger . I mean to say -----> and weak form of /mi:n/ /miːn/ • . Shuffling /ˈʃʌf.əl//iːng/ ----> shuffling the CARDS. Yes, I’m mixing them up ( it's not the made-up dance)
EX. 5 1. - On WB write answers for exercise 5: 1) I'M LOST/ I DON'T GET IT. 2) I GET THAT BIT 3) THE IDEA IS TO 4) IT'S LIKE - Ask SS to work in pairs and change/substitute the answers with new expressions in the box of the HO. CCQ: WIll you change the answers? Will you use the expressions in the box? - SS then check each others answers, I write them on the board as they check.
EX. 6 - SS in groups of 4 have to think about a GAME - Using EX. 2 as an example, the 4 rules, they will discuss the rules of the game and then show a DEMO of the game to WC - I will demonstrate CHARADES to the class with a student: * You need 2 groups for Charades * players from each group take turns acting out words, with no talking or sound effects. * Other players from (the same group) try to guess the word in 2 minutes! Green whistle GO, red STOP! * and the team or player who guesses the quickest wins! - Each group has 5 minutes to think of the rules and then SWAP with people from other groups and try to explain the game: - Here the TL can be practiced as SS will have ex 5. HO to use it
EX. 7 FEEDBACK: Students talk about which games they'd like to play, which ones they have already played. * Why would you like to play the game? * Why does it seem interesting? - Play charades in 2 groups (if there is time)