A2 Elementary level
To practice Present Simple -wh- questions and short answers
Procedure (41-51 minutes)
I ask Ss to find words and sentences from the text which start with -Wh-. I write on the board the words the Ss find and I add the missing ones: Where, Who, Why, How, What. Students are asked to complete orally, quickly and spontaneously sentences with –wh- words. I elicit existing knowledge of the Ss with a specific language focus.
I ask the Ss to write down one sentence for each -wh- question word present on the board. They firstly compare their answers with a partner and then with the whole class. I write an example of each question on the board. If needed, I clarify the difference between “Who...with?” and “With whom...?” and stress the accuracy.
I distribute a HO with exercises 1 and 2 p. 27 of the book. They work in pairs for ex.1, before I check with the whole class. For ex. 2, I distribute the words of the sentences mixed, in different colours for each sentence and I ask them in groups to build the correct questions. In feedback I ask one student of each group to stick the words in the right order on the board in order to make a complete question.
I open the PPT and model questions from the table, e.g. Where do you live? Who do you live with? Why do you work there? I elicit the sentences and then I ask students to listen and repeat.
As an example, I choose a student and I interview him/her. Then, I divide the students in pairs to interview each other, using the prompts from the PPT. They should take notes of their partners´ answers.
Students can write a small profile about each other with the information collected. or Students can play wh- questions board games in different groups of 3-4.