Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy
Pre- intermediate level
To provide clarification of present continuous tense.
To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a text about Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy by David Hockney.
Procedure (37-49 minutes)
Have Ss to talk about the painting "Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy by David Hockney" in pairs.
Pre-teach Work on the words through a PPT presentation. Gist Have Ss listen to the track 1.24. Have them focus on the people and the things in the painting, and take notes.Work individually. ICQs: What are we focusing on? People and the things. Are you working alone?Yes. Detailed Have Ss listen the track 1.24 again and mark the sentences T(True) or F (False) individually. ICQs: Are we working alone? Yes. Peer check. ICQs: Are we checking in pairs? Feedback on the board. Have Ss come to the board and mark T or F and have Ss explain why it is false.
Have Ss look at the painting and ask Ss to answer the questions in pairs; " What is she/he/it (the cat) doing?". Elicit answers, write them on the board. Underline the present continuous and ask Ss which tense it is. Elicit the answers and write "Present Continuous Tense" on the board.
Have Ss read the model sentences and talk about them in pairs. Ask them when do we use Present Continuous Tense. Elicit the anwers, help them with visuals and show the answers.
1. Change the pairs. Have Ss write the sentences with present continuous, individually. Have Ss check their answers in pairs. Check the answers on the board. 2. Have ss to complete the sentences with present continuos, individually. Peer- check. Check the answers on the board.
Group ss. Have Ss talk about the pictures, in groups. ICQs: Are we talking alon? No. In group? Yes. Error correction on the board.