To provide understanding and clarification of question tags
To provide gist listening for the intonation of question tags
To provide accuracy in using the question tags through speaking
Procedure (36-48 minutes)
T opens a video to engage Ss in the TL. Ss will write the questions they hear from the video.
Ss will have a gist listening of the intonation of the question tags and they will differentiate if the voice is falling or rising at the question tags.
T will hand out cut-ups for students to put in the correct question tags for each main clause. Ss will work in groups and check their answers with other groups. Answer sheet will be given to the Ss.
T gives H/O of a set of questions about the meaning and form of the TL and instructs Ss to work in pairs. T gives them 4 minutes to work on the task and check their answers with other pairs. T goes over the answers with the Ss and gives FB on the answers and drills the marker sentences.
T distributes a H/O and asks Ss to complete the question tags and match the tags with the correct answers. Ss will complete the task with pairs while T monitors Ss. The answers are given to the Ss after 5 minutes of work.
T will show a picture of 4 people chatting at a party. Above each person a word or a short phrase that says some information about them. (Canadian, teacher, just married, ives in New York, etc.) T will demo the activity by first giving a positive and a negative question tag and instruct the students to write one true thing and one false thing about themselves and allow them to interact with each other in a mingling activity. For example: You are Canadian, aren't you? You don't live in New York, do you? T will monitor the free practice and give FB and hot error corrections.