Superlative Cities - Text Based Presentation of Language
To provide clarification, review and practice of the + superlative adjective
To provide gist, scan and specific reading practice using a text about cities
Procedure (40-54 minutes)
- T will introduce himself to the class - T will ask how everyone is doing - T will show a series of powerpoint slides to elicit context - T asks "What do you think about these cities?" - T waits for students to respond - I1: "Write one thing about a city, good or bad." - I2: "Work alone, and then write your answer on the board." - T says "Take a look at the responses for a minute" - I3: "Get in pairs and discuss whats on the board" - I4: "You have two minutes" - ICQ1: "What are we doing?" - ICQ2: "How much time do you have?" - T asks "Why did you state this or that...?" - T does some WCFB - T leads into the reading activity
- T chests HO #1 - I1: "Read this quickly." - I2: "You have a minute." - I3: "And then answer Q1 at the top, alone." - I4: "Check your answer in pairs." - I5: "Stay in your pairs and then answer Q2 and Q3." - ICQ1: "What are we doing?" - ICQ2: "How much time do yo have?" - ICQ3: "Are you working just alone?" - T gives the answer to Q1 "photo test, a shopping test and an accident test." - T does a WCFB on Q2 and Q3 (prediction task) - T chests HO #2 - I6: "Get into groups of 3." - I7: "Each group will get a different city." - I8: "Read alone" - I9: "You have 3 minutes." - I10: "Discuss with your group members what happened for each test." - I11: "You have 2 minutes for that." - I12: "And then find a person who has a different city, discuss your answers together." - I13: "Go around the room until you get to know all of the cities!" - I14: "You have 5 minutes." - ICQ1: "What are we doing first, second and then third?" - ICQ2: "How much time will you have?" - T monitors throughout each phase of the split reading - T writes on the board and asks WC "Which city did you think had the friendliest and most polite inhabitants?" - T leads into highlighting TL
- T writes on the WB: "The nicest city is..." - T elicits answers from Sts and asks each group - T asks Sts "Which one do you think is the nicest city and the most polite?" - T writes on the WB: "Rome is the nicest and most polite city." - T asks Sts "Do you agree?" - T identifies target language "[.....] is the nicest and most polite city." (Class decides on a city) - Lead into clarification stage with the TL on the WB.
- T writes on the WB: + Rome is the nicer and more polite city. - T asks "Is this correct?" - I1: "Can someone correct this?" - Sts come up and attempt to correct - CCQ1: Is Rome a better city? - A: Rome is the nicest and most polite city. - CCQ2: Why is it better? - A: Because people are nicest and most polite. - CCQ3: What is the worst city? - A: London is the least friendly and rudest city. - T writes the affirmative and negative on WB: + Rome is the nicest and most polite city. - Rome is the rudest/most rude and least polite city. - Drill pronunciation - CCQ4: "Do we use the rudest or most rude?" A: We can use both, its better to use the rudest because its adj. + est (simpler form)
- T chest HO#3 - I1: "Read the text and fill in the blank using these words." - I2: "And then match the questions with paragraphs 1-5" - I3: "Please work alone." - I4: "You have 5 minutes." - I5: "Check answers in pairs, when you are done." - I6: "Come up and write your answer on the WB." - Do a WCFB and check answers
- T chests HO#4 - I1: "Please match the adjectives and the sentences 1-6." - I2: "Use the opposites below here and match." - I3: "You have 4 minutes." - I4: "Work in pairs." - I5: "If you finish early, write your answer on the WB." - ICQ1: "What are we doing?" - ICQ2: "How much time do you have?"
- I1: "Get into 4 groups." - I2: "Draw a piece of paper from the stack." - I3: "Use the word you have to form a statement." - I4: "Use the word to describe the town/city you're from." - T writes on WB "Istanbul is the least/most..."etc. [quick demo] - I5: "You have 5 minutes." - I6: "When your group is finished join another group and discuss your city." - ICQ1: "What are we doing?" - ICQ2: "How much time do you have?" - All of the groups join together and present to each other.