To provide clarification of adverbs and adverbial phrases in the context of special days
To provide students with an opportunity to write an anecdote about a special day
Procedure (31-44 minutes)
T starts the class by asking a question: INS.: "What kind of a day was it?" T plays the clip for the class and then takes a WCFB.
T passes H/O1 to Ss and INS.: "Read the text and tell each other what happened next?"
T writes the following on the board: -hard / hardly -near / nearly "What's the difference? Use it in a sentence." T elicits the meaning and clarifies the concept through CCQs: -are they both adverbs? -are the meanings different? -where in a sentence can we use them? T writes on the board: -are you near?... I'm nearly there! -working hard?... -hardly working! After eliciting the meaning and clarifying the difference, T elicits the form of "hard", "hardly", "near" and "nearly".
T distributes H/O.2 and asks Ss to find the answers with their partners. INS.:"I want you to choose a pair of adverbs and then decide which one is which one." T models the first one for the Ss.
T puts the Ss into three groups; red, yellow and green. T divides the board in half and: INS.: "This is a game... you need correct answers. I want each group to pronounce the words one by one and decide where the stress is, and mark the syllable. MAKE SURE YOU AGREE FIRST." ICQ.: "when are you done?" o T models an example: | hard | ly T monitors as Ss are pronouncing the words and discussing. INS.: "Now, each group's captain comes to the board and sticks the word under the correct part of the board." T elicits the correct answers for the possible mistakes, plays the audio and drills the correct pronunciation.
T changes the groups and, models the first sentence of ex 3b for the whole class by marking the sentence stress (by eliciting with the WC) on the board. T then passes H/O.3 and INS.: "I want you to read the sentences loudly in your groups, and mark the words in the sentences now." T then plays the audio and asks the Ss to check their answers.
T asks the Ss to start: INS.:"I want you to write a short, 50-word story about a very special day in your life. Either a day to remember, or a day to forget." T asks Ss to swap writings and edit stories: INS.:"Everyone, pass your writing to the left, and edit your friends writing if necessary."|