Contemporary Topics 2, Unit 8
To clarify meaning, form, and pronunciation of vocabulary in the context of architecture and design
To give students practice in speaking for fluency
To give students practice in listening for gist and detail
Procedure (48-52 minutes)
*T projects image of woman (architect), and asks, "What's her job?" Sts Respond "What does an architect do?" *T projects picture of Frank Gehry and says, "Does anyone know who this is?" (They likely will not know, but they may say he is an architect) *T says, "His name is Frank Gehry, he's a very famous architect. We're going to watch a video about him. As you watch, think about the question: Is he a traditional/normal architect? Why/why not?" * T plays video one time (2:00). *After video, T says, "Is he a traditional/normal architect? Why/why not? -- Compare your answer with your partner. You have 1 minute." *After 1 minute, T nominates one student to respond
*T projects, "What makes a building beautiful?" on the w/b as a spider diagram and says, "Think about the question and tell your partner what you think." *After 1 minute, T elicits a few answers from the class and writes them on the board. *T projects pictures of two different buildings and asks, "Which building do you like more? Why?" *Discuss the questions in groups of three. You have 1 minute. *T gets FB from 1-2 groups on the buildings.
*T says, "Open your books to page 72. We're going to listen to a conversation between Max and Leila. They're going to talk about the Child Development Centre building. As you listen answer these questions (points to exercise)." T uses ICQs if necessary (What are you going to do while you listen?) *After recording is over, T says, "Check your answers with your partner." *T displays correct answers
*T projects slide with first target vocab word and demonstrates with w/c. *T points to handout and says, "Here are 9 more sentences with 9 new vocabulary words. You can use your mobile phones. (T provides useful websites to complete task) *T regroups sts using colors. *T passes out handout and says, "You have 10 minutes" *T monitors and provides assistance if necessary. *After 10 minutes, T says, "Compare your answers with another group." *T gives answer key for sts to check and ask questions. *T projects some example sentences and drills for pronunciation.
*T projects part of p. 74, "Around the room, there are papers on the walls. You must choose the correct word from the box to go in the empty space. Work in your same groups. When you finish, come to the front of the room with your paper. You have 5 minutes." *T asks ICQs if necessary: What do you do with the word in the box? How long do you have? What do you do when you finish? *T monitors and provides assistance if necessary. *First group to finish, brings their papers and checks answers with the teacher. *The first group to finish will act as "teacher" and check the answers with the other groups.
*If time permits, T will ask sts to discuss prepared questions in pairs before they complete the freer practice stage.
*T points to the pictures around the room and says, "There are pictures of many famous buildings around the room. In pairs, discuss the questions here (points to handout). (Holds up sticky notes) When you see your favorite, put a sticky note on the picture. I'll ring the bell when your time is up at the picture." *T asks ICQs if necessary: What do you do with the sticky note? Can you speak in Turkish? *T puts sts into pairs and gives them handouts. *T monitors, provides assistance as necessary, and notes down language for delayed FB.