Describe your home
Elementary/ A1 level
To provide product writing practice of a one-paragraph essay in the context of 'describe your house/flat'
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a interview in the context of 'describe your house/flat'
Procedure (30-44 minutes)
(As the previous lessons had the same context, there is no need to spend much time for Lead-in) -using pictures, preteach the words using elicitation technique: busy street, quiet street, air conditioning, central heating, landmark, flat - post each picture on the board and after elicitation write the related word next to it in order to let the Ss refer back to them whenever needed
- (pair)Ss sitting next to each other are partners (one is A, the other is B) -give instructions and say that student A will ask the questions and student B will answer - pass out the interview handout to A's then (new pair) add one student to the head of the row to put the students in new pairs -ask A's to give their questionnaires to B's -ask B's to ask questions and A's to respond
(new pair)- pass out Name HO and ask Ss to find their partners and sit next to him/her - give instructions -pass out Writing sample HO and Cut-out HO -ask Ss to read the sample individually -then work with their partners to match the cut-outs with the sample and put them in the correct order - give answer key HO to let them check their answers
Ask Ss to refer back to the sample HO and use their answers in speaking task to write a one-paragraph essay about their house or flat -set a time limit -say: the person who finishes first is the champion (aim: to motivate them to write)
ask Ss to post their writings on the walls -set a time limit -and tell them to read at least three of their classmates' writings - and decide 'whose house/flat do they like better?why?' -then report their answers to their partners if time allows ask them about their answers