Story Telling / The Differences Between "Say" and "Tell"
To provide some information from a text about lying that includes some vocabulary such as "destroy, nation, guilty..."
To provide conversation in the concept of lying.
Procedure (35-48 minutes)
-Write three facts about yourself on the board. two of which are true and one of which is false. Ask Ss to ask you question to find out which one is false. Tell them to check for body language cues since you will be lying. Then get Ss to vote on which is a lie. I am married with a daugher. Someone has stolen my purse. I acted in two of Shakespeare's plays.
- Ask Ss how they can tell if someone is lying. - Board the ideas.
- Give Ss some cut-outs to match the target words with their definitions. "White lie, destroy, guilty, nation, still, punch line, fiction" - Write the words on the board and have Ss write the correct definitions after completing matching in groups. If an answer is incorrect, ask the Ss about that correct definition or elicit the correct definition.
- Get Ss to skim the text from 1b quickly to see whether their ideas are mentioned. - Circle the mentioned ideas on the board.
- Ss work alone to match the expressions in 2a . - Pairs check each other. - Check the answers with whole class and give feedback.
- Ss work in pairs to complete the chart in 2b. - Check the answers with whole class and give feedback. - Read each word to Ss and have them repeat the phrases. - Back chain the phrases that cause difficulty.
- Tell the students not to look at their notes. - Stick two pieces of paper on which "say" and "tell" are written. - Tell Ss to take a piece of paper from the table and stick it under correct word. - Check the answers with whole class.
- Have Ss go through the statements in 2c and check understanding. - Put Ss in groups of 3 to discuss the statements. - Monitor and encourage conversation.
- Have the students watch a video about how to understand someone is lying.