TP7 - Speaking - Where were you at 11 o’clock?
Beginner A1 level
To provide speaking activity in pairs and groups for asking about and describing past events.
To provide practice of vocabulary related to house and crime
Procedure (33-45 minutes)
* Start by projecting the context-related lead-in visual (app 1). * Ask SS to look at the photo on WB and ask them some CCQs to guess the theme of the text.
* Write on wb: Where were you at 11 o’clock last night? I was ... Instr: You are going to ask and answer some questions IN PAIRS. But let’s see what we are going to say first. * Elicit some alternative answers and write them on WB. Possibilities: with a friend in bed at home at work on a plane at school at university at a restaurant at a shopping center on a bus
* Demo with a strong student! * Give them the handout (app 2) and let them start the activity. * You monitor closely. * For feedback have 3 pairs do the conversation while sitting!
* Project the visual (app 3) Vocabulary 1 kitchen dining room living room hall garden * Elicit/clarify meaning of the words! * Drill the words! Vocabulary 2 body murder commit murderer find out * Project the visual (app 4) * Elicit/clarify meaning of the words! * Drill the words!
GAME SETUP * Tell the SS: A murder was committed last night at 11 o'clock. The body was found in the garden (X marks the spot). They were all in the house - their names are on the list of people beside the house plan. You should find out who did the murder. * To do this, the SS will have to find out where everyone was at 11 o'clock. * Give every student a house plan (app 6). * Demonstrate how to do this by projecting the house plan (app 6) on the board. * Give them a role card (app 7) each. * Go to one strong student and ask, 'What's your name? Where were you at 11 o'clock? Who was with you?' * Write the names in on the plan as she tells you. * Then ask the SS all to stand up and go on asking people and writing names. * The SS should stand up and move around the class asking everybody where they were at 11 o'clock. * When they find out, they should write the names on the plan. * Give the SS about 10 minutes to do this, then ask them to get together in fours. * They should check their plans with each other and pool their information to find who the murderer was. Who isn't there? Who has left the house? (JANE)