1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
To provide Ss with clarification/review and practice of "there is/are' in the context of what is in our house
To give Ss practice in speaking, to review vocabulary related to parts of house in the context of what is in our house
Procedure (37-45 minutes)
Show a house plan. Tell it's your granny's or friend's house. Ask Ss one by one what rooms they see and what is in there.
Write 2 'There is/are' examples from the listening activity about the White House in the previous lesson. Elicit MFP. Ask students to give you examples. Give the instructions and HO1. Ss do ex.1 individually. Peer checking. Whole class feedback.
Ask Ss to look at the ex.2. Model the activity by reading out 2 questions. Ss write around 10 different questions individually. Peer checking. Whole class feedback. Pairwork - Ss ask and answer the questions from ex. 2. Monitor and help where necessary.
If time - Give the instructions and HO2. Split Ss in pairs. Student A memorizes a picture for 30 seconds. Then Student B asks him 'Is there a plant in the study?' etc. Student A tries to answer without looking at the picture. Then they change roles. Monitor and help where necessary.
Give the instructions for ex. 4 from HO1. Ss make questions from the exercise plus write their own 5 questions. Ss check in pairs. Whole class feedback. Ex.5 Ss ask and answer questions from ex. 4 in pairs. Monitor and help.
Draw a basic map of your house. Give a short presentation. Then tell Ss to draw a map of their houses and prepare a short presentation of it. Ss work individually. Put Ss in groups. They tell each other about their houses. Monitor and help when necessary.