To provide practice of predicative adjectives in the context of Family and travel
To give Ss practice in speaking for fluency.
Procedure (47-55 minutes)
Talk about my family
Put pictures on the walls. Give the Ss the adjectives in ex1 – they match with the pictures. Check them. Then give Ss Vocab ex 1 – Ss work in pairs/small groups to match with definitions. Check them (maybe an answer key). Be prepared to deal with any questions about meaning – have examples ready to illustrate. Perhaps drill the pronunciation of a few of these
Give Ss ex 2 – they work in pairs/small groups and decide which sentence is better. Do FB. Focus Ss on position of predicative adjectives. Contrast with other adjectives – using examples on the w/b elicit adjective position from the Ss
Ss complete Wkbk-Vocab 1b – in pairs/small groups – check answers (maybe an answer key) Freer practice/personalisation – Prepare a couple of sentences about someone in your family using some adjectives – include 2 or 3 from Vocab ex1. Use this as an example to set up ex3. Ss describe someone in their family to their partners – try to use as many as adjectives as possible – monitor – give FB.
Prepare 5-6 questions for the Ss about them/their families using adjectives from Vocab ex1. (e.g. What time of day are you most awake? How often are you ill?” etc.). Ss interview each other (or do this as a mingling activity to get some movement in). Monitor – get FB on what Ss find out