TP3- Articles, Determiners
To provide clarification and practice of articles and determiners in the context of shopping.
To provide SS with free practice of target language.
Procedure (33-47 minutes)
T shows a video about shopping. SS write down shopping items they see on the video.
T asks SS choose the correct words ( a, an, the ,- , some, any) to complete the text in ex. 1. SS work individually to complete the text. SS swap their papers and check each other' s answers. SS feed back to the class on the problematic areas.
T gives a HO with gap-filling activity based on the use of articles and determiners. SS complete the rules about articles and determiners and matches examples for each rule. SS gives an example for each use of articles and determiners. T checks understanding by asking concept questions: 1. THE a. ... a list of the typical contents…. . The list is designed (reading text ,para. 1) Is this the first time we read about the list or the second? b. The nation’s shopping basket ( ex. 1) Do we know which nation we are talking about? 2. A/ AN a. a box of matches / a carton of fruit drink (reading text, para. 2) an exercise bike a typewriter (ex.1) Are we talking about a specific fruit drink or any fruit drink? b. The Office of Statistics draws up a list… (reading text para. 1) Is this the first time that we learn about the list or it was mentioned before? c. It seems that Britain as a nation …. (reading text, para. 5) Is Britain only nation in the world? Is it an example of nations? 3. No article a. electronic and household goods (plural countable) (ex.1) food/ popularity ( uncountable) (ex.1) Can you give me some examples of household goods? (white goods, furniture etc.) Are we talking about these household goods in specific or general? Some Here are some new items that have appeared recently… (ex.1) Do we have a specific number of these items? Is it a positive or a negative sentence? Any Have you bought any of these items recently? (ex. 1) Do we have a specific number of these items? Is it a positive or a negative sentence?
SS corrects the grammatical mistakes in the dialogue in ex. 2. SS listen and check their answers.
T divides SS into groups and gives a set of cards including questions with gaps to fill with articles or determiners. SS work in groups. Each student picks up a card, completes the question with the correct article or determiner and asks it to other members of the group. SS will have the answers at the back of each card.