A2 (Elementary level
To give Ss practice in speaking for accuracy and fluency in the context of typical friends and free-time activities
To give the Ss controlled and semi-controlled practice of simple present yes/no questions. To consolidate and give Ss the opportunity to practice free time vocabulary
Procedure (37-45 minutes)
First of all I will reintroduce myself then I will write 'Do you have a dog' on the board with a tick box next to it. I will personalise this question to myself and tick the box next to it
I will explain the aim of the activity in stages. Stage 1 - To answer questions about themselves (activity 2B - Do you like football) Stage 2 - To ask two partners (activity 2B - Do you like football). Stage 3 - In new pairs they will then ask each other questions about their previous partners. I will be showing the handout while I am explaining this. I will give a short demo, check they understood and then give them the HO. If there is any unknown vocabulary I will deal with any questions
Ss will complete the given task by answering for themselves first (stage 1) and then asking two different partners (stage 2). Ss will stand up and move around the room to find different partners. I will monitor while this is happening. After their 2nd partner they will find a new partner and ask them questions about their previous partner such as - A 'Has Mario got a dog?' B 'No he hasn't'. (stage 3). Again I will monitor and if I hear any errors I will step in and correct quickly and then move away.
I will take feedback on what they learnt from each other and deal with any questions
I will give Ss the new speaking task (students book pg 25, HO 2) and tell them to look at the words. I will ask them what things they do with their friends (No1). I will elicit a few responses. Ss will then be put into pairs to ask each other the questions in Number 2. I will monitor and correct errors if necessary. In the same pairs they will discuss the question - 'Are you a typical man friend or a typical woman friend?' (No 3) If they have trouble with the word 'typical' I will ask the concept question 'Is Typical when people do the same things or different things?'
I will ask them as a group if their partners are a 'typical' friend and why