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Teaching Practice 4b - Renting A Flat
Elementary level


In this lesson, SS will learn about the quantifier "some" and determiners "a" and "any", reinforcing this knowledge with speaking and listening practices.


Abc Face2face Elementary Student's Book CD
Abc Exterior speakers
Abc Computer (containing Power Point Presentation)
Abc Projector
Abc Handouts photocopied from Face2face Elementary Student's Book pages 40, 41, 106, 114 and 133

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of "some", "any" and "a" used in present simple in the context of a couple moving to a new house.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of TL used for furniture, food and beverages in the context of moving to a new house.
  • To provide specific information listening practice using a text about objects and entities such as furniture, food, beverages, etc. in the context of moving to a new house.


Lead in (3-4 minutes) • Introduction to the topic by eliciting

- Greet the SS - Elicit the words "clock", "coat" and "plant" from the SS by pointing at those objects and asking "What's this?" Then perform a choral drill. - Elicit the sentence "There's a clock in the classroom." by asking "What's in the classroom?" while pointing at the clock. Perform a choral drill. - Elicit the sentence "There are some coats." by pointing at the coats. Perform a drill. - Elicit the question "Are there any plants in the classroom?" by pointing at the plants. Choral drill. Also a few individual drills. Then elicit the answer "Yes, there are some plants in the classroom."

Grammar Rules (3-4 minutes) • To clarify grammar rules for the use of "a", "some" and "any"

- Open Power Point Presentation - SS see the table that show the grammar rules for using "a", "some" and "any" - Shortly go over the rules - Show some photos of "money", "information" and "furniture". Elicit from SS that these are uncountable nouns - Give SS the sheet where there is the same table for the grammar rules as the one on the PPP. Tell them to keep it

Exercise 6 (7-8 minutes) • To set the context

a) - Show SS the picture of the advert. Instruct them to read the advert (they saw it last lesson) again and ask them to discuss with the person next to them (in pairs) two things that they think are good about the flat. ICQ: "So what do you need to do?", "Discuss what?" Elicit the answer. - Give SS the handouts that have the picture of the advert. Give them 2 minutes - Monitor the SS - Ask answers from several SS b) - On Power Point, show SS the picture of Alex and Martina - Tell SS "This is Alex and Martina. What do you think they are doing?" - Elicit the answer "Calling" - Ask SS "Calling who?" , "What are they reading?" - Elicit the answer "Advert". Wait a few seconds, if they can't answer, give them a clue by showing the advert picture. Point your finger at it - SS give the right answer - Ask SS "So what do Alex and Martina want?" - Elicit the answer "Rent a flat/house." SS might not know the meaning of rent. Demonstrate the meaning with the picture on Power Point - Ask SS "Who are they calling?" - SS don't know the word for the answer of this question (estate agent) - On Power Point, show them a picture of an estate agent - CCQ: "So Alex is calling ...... ?" SS answer that Alex is talking to an estate agent on the phone who works for Rent-a-Home RECORDING 5.5 - Tell SS that you are going to play a recording and that you want them to listen to it carefully - Show them Ex. 6 b) on the sheet. Tell the SS that in the recording, Alex is talking to an estate agent about the flat - Instruct the SS to put the things Alex and the estate agent talk about in order - Demonstrate the activity on the board. Tell students when they hear Alex and the estate agent talk about furniture, to write 1 next to it, then for the next word to write 2 and so on. - Play the Recording 5.5 - Ask the SS to check their answers with the people sitting next to them - If you sense any confusion, ask the SS if they want to hear the recording again. If they say yes, play it once more - Ask one of the strong SS to come to the board and write the answers - Ask the SS to check their answers. Ask them if they agree with the answers

Exercise 7 - True or False (5-6 minutes) • Check the SS' deduction skills

- Tell the SS "Now we're going to listen to the recording again. But before we listen, I am going to give you these sheets." Show with your fingers - Instruct the SS to read the question 1-8 - "While you listen, write if these sentences are True or False" - Give them the handouts - Play the Recording 5.5 - After it's finished, ask the SS to check their answers with their groupmates - Ask the SS to correct the false sentences with their peers, by writing the correct form next to them - Monitor - Ask one of the students (who has finished early) to come to the board and write the answers - Answer Key: 1T, 2T, 3F - one bedroom is quite small, 4T, 5F - there is a cooker, 6F - there are some shops only five minutes away, 7F - the rent is 800 pounds a month, 8T - Tell the other SS to check their answers

Exercise 8 (5-6 minutes) • To practice the use of "some", "any" and "a" for different noun forms

- Show and demonstrate exercise 8 by pointing at it with your fingers - Ask the SS to work in pairs to complete the exercise - Give them 4 minutes - After they finish, ask them to check their answers with the help of the grammar table I gave them - Ask two SS part b) of the exercise for feedback: "When do we use some and any?" - Point out that we can often use "there is / there are" or "have got" to talk about things in houses - For ex: "Has it got a shower?" = "Is there a shower?"

Exercise 9 (5-6 minutes) • To give practice to the SS and also to check whether they've understood the topic

- Teach the words "butter" and "need'. Try to elicit them by showing their pictures on PPP - Tell students that Alex and Martina now live in the flat - Martina is buying things from the supermarket and calls Alex to ask about food - Show and demonstrate the exercise to the SS - Instruct them to work on their own and fill in the blanks. Tell them to check answers in pairs when they finish - Tell students that you're going to play the recording of this text. - Ask them to listen and check their answers - Play recording R 5.6. - Check answers with the class and ask students to explain their answers

Pre-exercise 10 (3-4 minutes) • To develop SS' vocabulary skills which will be important for the next exercise (ex. 10)

- For exercise 10, show the SS pictures of "bag", "fruit bowl", "fridge", "bottles of water" and "rice" which could be words that they don't know. - Show the pictures on PPP and elicit the words as answers - If the SS don't know the words, show them on the PPP

Exercise 10 (10-15 minutes) • Grammar and Vocabulary practice

- Put the SS into groups of 4 people. In each group, 2 people will be A, and the other 2 will be B - Show and demonstrate the two different handouts (group A and B) to the SS - SS work in pairs with someone from their own group and take turns to describe what is in the picture. They can use "there is/there are" and "some/any/a" - Tell the SS that there are 12 differences between group A's picture and group B's picture - Before they start, give the SS 10 minutes - Tell them that they cannot look at the other group's (their partner's) picture - Tell the SS to write short answers like "Yes, there is. No, there aren't." - Monitor - Answer key on Teacher's Book sheet pg. 60

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