Countable nouns with -s or -es
Beginner A1 level
To provide clarification of plural ending -s or -es for countable nouns in the context of Everyday items found in kiosks
To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation
Procedure (38-45 minutes)
- show some pictures using OHP - ask Ss to work in pairs and tell the names - write the words on the board in two different groups; -s or -es endings. I will ask Ss if they know why there are two different groups. The answer is -s and -es endings.
I will explain why some words take -s in their plural forms and some -es. I will ask CCQs to clarify the topic. Then Ss will receive their first HO in which they have to write -s or -es to some words. Then they will check their answers in pairs. I will give O/C FB.
The next stage is drilling with an enhanced emphasis on sound of -s and -es. I will conduct this stage in a way that the Ss can understand themselves that there are 3 different pronunciations. The words in this stage are the same words which Ss did in the previous step. As they are repeating, I will write the words on the board in 3 different rows according to their /s/,/z/, or /Iz/ sound. It will turn into a table then I will explain why there are 3 different groups. The final step is to ask the Ss to complete the chart in their HO, read them in groups of 3, and receive O/C FB.
- Ss will see a picture of a kiosk and in pairs discuss what they can see in it. - Listen to the owner of the kiosk and answer 3 questions in the HO. - Listen to the other track and complete the sentences. Each stage will follow a PC and O/C FB.
Ss will listen to me model a conversation then they will mingle and do the conversation using the prompts that I will give them. They will talk and try to find the person who sells their needed stuff. The conversation will be something like this: -Do you sell sunglasses? -No, we don't sell sunglasses. -Do you sell pens? -Yes, we sell pens. The model of the conversation will also go on the board.