Beginner, A1 level
To develop speaking and to recycle the target language
To provide fluency and accuracy in the TL
Procedure (33-45 minutes)
T projects a presentation on the board and asks the Ss if they remember the people in the previous reading texts. Then the T asks the students which adjectives go with the words on the slide. (Istanbul ___ big / small) After the Ss choose, T points to the middle of the sentences and elicits the 'to be' verb. The rest of the sentences are completed in this way.
T shows another slide with different incomplete questions and answers. T elicits the 'to be' verbs and subject pronouns necessary to complete the questions and answers. Then T writes a yes / no question on the word and Ss answer. T writes two answers on the board (Yes, they're / Yes, they are.) and points out the contraction. T writes a few more sentences on the board to clear up the usage of contractions in questions and answers.
Ss are given HO similar to the previous activity on the board and are asked to complete the blanks. After they are done, they check their answers with their pairs. Then T plays an audio file and the students listen to the sentences on the HO. After listening, the teacher drills the sentences individually and in groups while emphasizing on the pronunciation of contractions.
T asks a few S yes / no questions about his/her hometown and the S answers. T then tells another student about the previous student's hometown. Then, T makes different pairs and tells the Ss to ask questions about each other's hometown. Ss also take notes of their partner's hometown. When the Ss are done, they switch pairs and talk to each other about their previous partners' hometowns.
T writes the personal details of a student but leaves some of the information blank and asks the other students in the class to complete it. Then, T adds a new section called 'NOW' and elicitates the meaning from the Ss. Then T asks the student questions to find out where she is now, how big the class is etc. Ss are given a HO with different people's personal details and their current whereabouts. Ss are seperated into pairs of Student A and Student B and they ask their partners questions to find out the missing information on their worksheet. At the end, Students A's exchange their papers and then all student B's exchange their papers to check their answers. At the end, there is a brief whole class feedback on the information they have found.