TP-4: Present simple information questions
By the end of this lesson, students should be able to use the information questions "what, when, where, who, and how often" with the present simple "do you" to express their desire for more information.
- to understand the differences in the information we elicit from the questions "what, when, where, who, and how often" - to practice reading, listening, and speaking skills; with sub-skills: gist reading, and scan listening
Procedure (32-45 minutes)
T: - reminds students of the previous lesson, describing daily activities in questions such as "Do you have breakfast?" - explains that SS will be learning how to get more information from these questions T: - uses pre-taught vocab such as "shower", "cook", "eat", "learn English" on same-colored flashcards to elicit their form of speech (verbs, actions), and what they are used to describe - they describe WHAT is happening. A small visual reference is drawn on board (question marks) - similarly, uses examples such as "at 7am", "at noon", "on weekends", and "on weeknights" to elicit that they express time, and that they describe WHEN something is happening. * in the process, T elicits difference in meaning between weekdays, weeknights, and weekends. A small visual reference is drawn on board (clock) - similar method for WHERE, WHO, and HOW OFTEN * in the process for HOW OFTEN, T elicits difference in meaning between every night, on Friday nights, once a week, twice a month, etc. by drawing a daily/monthly timetable. T: - asks SS to make a sentence with "to the movies" -- I go to the movies. - asks SS to make it into a question -- Do you go to the movies - now asks SS to create several questions asking about the action, time, people, place, and frequency of going to the movies. T: - asks CCQ's to check understanding between TIME and WHEN for example. - gives out reference handout to be filled in with information just explained.
T: - introduces topic of speaking practice - gives HO (one to each pair), asking students to gist read for its topic, author, and his occupation - pre-teaches vocab: free-time, survey, occupation, other, rent movies - plays the record the 1st time while SS scan for answers - plays the record the 2nd time so SS check their answers (may need to pause it) - elicit answers from students, WCFB
T: - states instruction for Written controlled practice- HO1 - PW, one HO - monitors activity - elicits from students and correct on board- Focus on MFP *WC backchain drilling for speaking - Give out two keys T: - states instruction for Written controlled practice – HO2 - PW, two HO, one for each - monitors activity - Correct together on board.
SS apply what they have learned and have been drilled through. T: -Demo conversation - writes sample Q + A on WB. Q: Who do you have breakfast with? A: I have breakfast with my son. Who do you have breakfast with? - then asks students to mingle - monitors activity