Teaching Practice 7
To provide practice of some functional language on giving opinions to show feelings in the context of having fun.
To provide clarification and practice of vocabulary (adjectives) on giving opinions in the context of having fun and also, to provide practice of simple past (was/were) grammar in the same context.
Procedure (34-47 minutes)
- The teacher will show some pictures on the board and elicit sentences about how they feel about each picture. - Model the task. Start with saying: I think camping in the winter is terrible.
- Pair the Ss. - Give a handout including a table and a box of words (adjectives) to the Ss and have them guess whether the meaning of the adjectives are positive, negative, or either of them. - The T will show the words on the board and have the Ss come to the board and write their answers. - Put the Ss in groups. - Give the words (adjectives) along with their definitions and have them match the adjectives with the definitions. - WCF - Have the Ss listen to the new vocabulary and repeat.
- Show a conversation on the board and nominate the Ss to underline the questions and circle the new vocabulary. - Highlight the target language.
- Put the Ss in pairs. - Give the Ss a handout including an incomplete conversation and have them complete them in order to make a meaningful conversation. - Give them an answer key and have them check their answers individually or in pairs. - Change pairs. - Put the Ss in pairs and ask them to take turns to role-play the conversation.
- Put the Ss in groups. - Write some questions on the board and elicit answers from the Ss: - Model the task. - Regroup and repeat the task. - WCF
- Give a general positive feedback on the content of the task - Put some good and bad examples of language use on the board and have the Ss correct the wrong sentences. - Put some mispronunciations on the board, elicit the correct pronunciation and drill.