To teach and practice phrases with like, have, live, work, study in the context of a reading text
To practice reading a text for details
Procedure (45-59 minutes)
The teacher posts pictures of famous places around the world on the walls. He gives each student three papers that say (live, study, work). Students write their names on their papers and post these papers under the places they want to study, live, and work in. Students sit in pairs to talk about their choices to their partners.
The teacher distributes the reading text handout "Life in Mexico". Students read and listen to the recording to answer 2.a. They listen again to do 2.b. Then, they get in pairs to check their answers.
The teacher projects the reading text on the board and highlights the phrases used with the target verbs.
The teacher projects the text on the board and uses different colours and arrows to show the word collocation and prepositions used with each verb. The teacher gives chance to students to elicit the collocation themselves before feedback. The teacher will also clarify the difference between a word, a phrase, and a sentence by writing examples on the board to let students elicit answers.
The teacher puts students in pairs As and Bs to do ex. 1.a. Students A will have the phrases while students B will have the verbs. They work together to fill in the gaps. Students then listen to the recording and check their answers.
The teacher posts the main five verbs on each wall in the classroom. Then, he divides students into groups of 4 or 5. He gives each group a number of phrases that they need to list under the correct verb. Each group is assigned a wall. After they finish, groups switch walls and check their colleagues answers.
The teacher distributes the handouts to students. Students work in pairs, they ask each other the questions in the handout using the phrases they learned and record their partners' answers. The teacher then asks students to talk their partners' answers.