Pre- Intermediate level
To provide detailed reading practice using a text about families with all boys or all girls in the context of family
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of family with an outnumbered parent
To provide clarification of family lexis in the context of families with all boys or girls
Procedure (42 minutes)
T starts the class by putting some photos of various families on the wall . For example , a family of six with all sons ... .Sts are asked to stand up and go around the class , take a look at the photos and in groups come to a decision on the ideal family or "which family looks the happiest and why" . The time is set by the teacher ( 2 minutes) so sts could discuss their ideas. The ideas are exchanged in groups and the whole class feedback will be given.
T shows a handout and asks sts to match the words and their definitions in groups .The time is set ( 4 minutes) by the teacher . ICQ: will we match the words and their definitions ? yes will we work together? yes FB: Sts are provided with the answers on the back of the handout. T drills the new words and uses her hands to indicate the stressed syllables.
T writes a sentence with two alternatives on the board." The parents are happy/ unhappy with having all boys or daughters." The answer is " happy" . Sts are asked to pick up a card from a box and sit with people with the cards with the same color so that they are divided into two groups . T instruct sts to skim their own text in ( 1 minute ) and choose the correct word , sts are given one more minute to check in pairs . The answer is elicited from sts . Note :The texts A and B are printed in different colors to avoid getting mixed up together. ICQ: How much time do we have ? 1 minute Will we read it quickly? yes
T asks sts to read their own texts and answer a series of questions individually. The handouts are distributed among sts .The time is set ( 4 minutes) by the teacher so that they could read for detailed comprehension and answer the questions. The answers are checked in pairs. FB : The answer keys are provided by the teacher . students from group A are paired up with students from group B .T asks students to ask and answer the same series of the questions . Note: T monitors and asks sts who tend to read the answers to talk about the answers and avoid reading them from the text. FB: Sts from group A give a report about group B text and sts from group B report about group A text . ICQ: Will you ask and answer the questions? yes will you talk about the answers ? yes will you read the answers for your friend? No
students are nominated by numbers 1- 10 and instructed to stand up and find their partner . T asks them to write an interview between a reporter and one of the parents in these two families . ICQ: will you work alone? No will you write a conversation between a reporter and a parent ? Yes FB: T nominates some pairs to have their conversation for the class. Note: T monitors and provides feedback on the context and language. T provides delayed error correction.