Copy of Teaching Practice 3: Vocabulary & Speaking
Upper Intermediate level
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of science
To provide clarification, review and practice of expressing certainty and uncertainty in the context of science
Ss are going to learn phrases that can be used more in spoken English to talk about things they are certain are true. The T reads through the first few examples and then asks Ss to do the others. The T then plays the recording for them to check and drill the pronunciation.
The procedure begins with a matching activity. There are 6 different colours of papers, all cut up for the use. The Ss are divided into 3 or 4 groups and asked to match the phrases to sentences. Later on, the Ss will also be asked to read the matched sentences out loud.
The T puts Ss into groups of 3 or 4 people. Asks each group to nominate a speaker. Then goes over the rules with the class to make sure they understand. The T does an example to demonstrate the activity with the help of a student calling out "Change your mind!" after 30 seconds.
The T asks students to mingle and then creates groups consisting of only 2 people. In this pairwork Ss are asked to find a disagreement between themselves. Pairs come in front of the board and defend their ideas by using relevent vocabulary.