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1A (1/2) - NEFile
upper - intermediate level


In this lesson SS review & practice WH-question formations


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Main Aims

  • To provide review of Wh-questions in the context of interviews

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency


Warmer/Lead-in (8-10 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

1) Question Cubes - ESL Game How to Play: Ask your students for an example sentence for each of the 6 W question words. E.g., “Where do you live?”, “What is your favorite food?”, etc. The game is played in pairs or teams with 1-minute limit for each of 6 W questions 2) SS practice Mixed-up sentences worksheet

Gist activiti on text (2-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

1) prediction activity. SS focus on photos with the two interviews and make some predictions abt the content 2) SS read the introduction about each person and then tell what was the most important information. Time allocated 1min

Highlighting (8-10 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

1) 1 minute - SS read two questionaries and bound to decide which questions are the most personal. T keeps a record on WB. SS could compare and discuss their answers 2) Books closed. T writes random answers from the interview, and SS build questions to them, compete in teams.

Clarification (8-15 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

1) MPF on question formation rules. T highlights intonation, stress, and rhythm in questions 2) T asks SS to produce their own examples after each rule explained Optional SS listen to 1-1 and decide where speaker sounds more friendly

Controlled Practice (15-20 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

1) SS complete 1A on p.133. T ask SS to look again through rules 1-6 and match them to questions 2) SS complete 1E on p.4 in pairs 3) In pairs or groups ex.D, the first team to answer scores 1 point

Semi-Controlled Practice (10-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

2 Pronunciation 1) T draws two smiles on the board *good and bad* SS then listen to audio 1.1 and divide speakers 1 to 8 under appropriate smiles 2) SS to underline stressed words in 1.2 3) Drill Q's in B

Freer Practice (35-45 minutes) • To provide fluency in speaking

1) SS play WH-questions activity 19 2) SS play Tic-Tac-Toe using Q's from 3a on the white board

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