TP 5
Elementary level

Description

In this lesson, students learn months vocabulary. As a warmer, students will guess a month written on the board with missing letters. They will then talk about that month and what the month means to them or their countries/culture. They will move on to vocabulary exercises followed by a fun game to further practice the months and their order as long as learn fun facts about the history of each month.

Materials

Abc Audio 1.61
Abc Ex-4
Abc Ex-3
Abc Ex-2
Abc Ex 1-Listening task
Abc White board

Main Aims

  • To provide practice of months vocabulary in the context of culture.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of months of the year and culture as well as history.

Procedure

Warmer/Lead-in (5-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T writes _ _g_st on the board. T tells the students that the vowels are missing. T divides the students into groups of 3 and asks them to guess what the word is (August). When the students have guessed the word correctly they write it on the board- T then gives students a set of questions to answer about the month (August), they discuss in their groups. T picks 3 questions randomly for FB session.

Test #1 (5-5 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

T divides the students into two groups. T hands over, to each group, shuffled flashcards and asks them to decide, as a group, the correct order of arrangement. T then asks students to read the order out loud. This activity is meant to guide the activities to follow. T listens for errors in pronunciation, error in ordering the months.

Teach (12-14 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

(Depending on the outcomes of test 1) (5 mins)(The stress models have been provided, so T uses them to guide the drilling process)T projects the pronunciation table on the board, Students listen to the audio for pronunciation drilling. T conducts a drilling and pronunciation guide using projected months on the board. January March April July September (3 mins) T divides the students into groups of 3. T gives the students the rest of the remaining months to write under the correct column from the first exercise (they figure out the pronunciation for themselves.) (4 mins)T plays audio 1.61 so that students can check their answers. T drills the students focusing them on the stress models provided.

Test #2 (5-5 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

T divides students into groups of two and asks them to re-arrange the months into their correct order. T asks students to repeat the months in order randomly. T listens for the pronunciation and checks the ordering. T gives feedback.

Free practice (15-20 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

(3-4 mins)T demos the task (Talks about her favorite month and explains why it is her favorite.) T pairs students and asks them to do the same thing with their partners. (10-15mins) T tells the students that they are going to play a game of TRUE/FALSE, T demos using the month of January, there are 3 statements about each month and students are to guess which statements are true and which are not. T divides students into groups of 3 and gives them the game cards. The game cards are placed face down and students go through them 1 at a time (in the correct order of the months). The first group to finish is given an answer key to check their score. T thanks the students fro joining the session.

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