Majid Najafi Majid Najafi

My Hometown
Beginner (A1) level

Description

In this lesson, students will review the vocabulary related to places in the town and also the use of 'There is/are' as well as 'a/an/some/a lot of'. The classroom kicks off with a game so that students could revisit the vocabulary items learned throughout the lesson. Then, there are a few controlled-practice exercises to focus on the target grammatical items. Finally, the students end up writing about their hometown to wrap up the lesson.

Materials

Abc HO3
Abc HO2
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Main Aims

  • To practice integrated skills

Subsidiary Aims

  • Writing and speaking

Procedure

Warmer/Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set context and engage students

Greet students and try to call out their names. Draw students' attention to what they have studied so far. Ask them to name their favorite place in their hometown and provide some information if they can.

Practice exercise 1 (6-8 minutes) • To review vocabulary items related to places in a town

Tell the students you are going to play a game. Show them the town in HO1 and ask where it is. Stick the paper to the board. Show them the scrambled words in HO1 and instruct them how to unscramble the words by modeling the first word. Next, either write the unscrambled word on the town's plan or stick a label on the pictures in the plan. Ask some ICQs to make sure everyone knows what to do: 1. What do we do first? 2. Is spelling important? 3. where do you put the words? Divide students into groups of three. Hand out HO1. Tell them the first group that finishes with the highest number of correct answers wins.

Feedback & error correction (2-4 minutes) • To address problem areas

Drill the vocabulary items. Elicit a/an. If need be, board the misspelled words and get drills. Focus on the linking in 'an airport'. Focus on word stress.

Practice exercise 2 (4-6 minutes) • To review 'There is/are'

Show HO2 to students. Tell them they have to work in pairs in this part. Tell them we have student A and student B. Draw their attention to the town's plan. Students have to read out their part to their partner and find the mistake. The other student checks whether his classmate's statement is correct or not. Model the first sentence.

Feedback & error correction (2-4 minutes) • To address problem areas

Read some of the sentences out loud. Elicit whether they're correct or not. Focus on the contraction of there is. Focus on sentence stress. Get drills.

Practice exercise 3 (3-5 minutes) • To review 'a/an/some'

Show students HO3. Ask them to circle the correct alternative. Hand out HO3. Set a 3-minute time limit. Ask the students to check in pairs.

Feedback & error correction (2-4 minutes) • To address problem areas

Focus on the pronunciation of 'of' and get drills. Focus on plural form pronunciation and get drills. Discuss any difference of opinion on answers with the class.

Free practice (8-10 minutes) • To practice writing about towns

Ask students about places in Istanbul using 'there is/are'. Now, write on the board 'My Dream Town'. Elicit the meaning. Write 'In my dream town, there is/are ...'. Ask students to write about their dream town and its places. Set a 8-minute time limit. Once the students are done, ask them to stand up and read their paragraph to their classmates and find similarities.

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