Derek Whitefield Derek Whitefield

Teaching Practice 2 (TP2)
Beginner level


The topic of this lesson is Nationalities. Students will learn about the names of countries and the nationalities as they take an "International Train" ride.


Abc Find the Spy paper slips
Abc Straightforward

Main Aims

  • To be-negative

Subsidiary Aims

  • Listening, speaking, nationalities vocab


Introducing negative BE (5-10 minutes) • to show the negative side of BE form

I will make a series of sentences on the board. These sentences will be for a student in class. Some sentences will be true, for example : I'm Turkish." but other ones will be wrong, for example: "I'm a teacher." The student will look at the board and change the false information about himself/herself. I'm a doctor. I'm sad. I'm Chinese. I'm Serkan. I'm in Izmir. The S will change the information to "am not" where the information is wrong Ss will then turn to a partner and do the same thing; making short positive form sentences about their partner on a piece of paper. The partner will proceed as the example. The teacher will have the Ss read out their sentences using "He/She IS/ISN'T......."

Listening-International Train (8-10 minutes) • To check listening skills for true/false information

I will play a listening track from the Straightforward SsBk p.26. Ss listen to a dialogue between two travelers and have to answer the questions. We will listen two times and answer the question about what the problem is. Then we will listen one more time to correct the sentences given. They will turn to a partner to check their answers before we answer together

Listen/Change the sentence (5-8 minutes) • To help students make positve sentences into negatives and change the information

We will listen to a track from the CD and the Ss change the information they hear. I'll show one example on the board and then I have several students come to the board and write the sentence that they hear. Then the students will pair up to complete the two short dialogues (fill in the blank) Then they'll read and practice it together a few times. I have a few groups read their dialogues aloud and compare. Then we'll listen to the track and check our answers one more time

Pronunciation Skills (2-3 minutes) • To check for Ss' ability to distinguish subtle diffenrences in contraction sounds

I'll play the listening track and the Ss will tick the sentences that they hear. We'll do that twice and then I'll have students repeat the correct answers. I'll make up a series of other sentences and have the students give me a contraction form of it, both positive and negative

Speaking-changing positive sentences into negative ones (3-5 minutes) • To get Ss to make appropriate changes to sentences using negative BE forms

The Ss will break into groups and I'll write three sentences on the board and the students will have to change the information and make it right. Then each of the groups will write three sentences for another group and give it to them to complete. The group will then read aloud their answers.

Find the spy-class fun activity (10-15 minutes) • Students will try to find a 'spy' among them

Each student will be given a slip of paper with an alter-ego and some basic information on it. The S will then memorize the information and put it away. They will be instructed to mingle and meet each person, asking questions about name, nationality and job. Then, after everyone has mingle, we will try to find out who the 'spy' is... the person who's name is not on the party list.

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