Upper Intermediate level
To provide product writing practice of a childhood memories in the context of parents and children
To enable students to better understand and use the lexis of five senses related to their childhood memories.
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation about their childhood memories
Procedure (45-55 minutes)
Ask Ss what is the earliest memory they can remember and when it was. Tell Ss about three of your first childhood memories and tell that one of them is false: first day at school a birthday party eating something you don't like Tell them that they can ask further questions to decide which one is false Then, they will vote for the false one Now do the similar thing in pairs. State a childhood memory to your partner, which can be true or false Let him/her ask you further questions about the statement And then guessing time if it is true or false
Show students some quotations of people who submitted their memories online Tell them read them and ask if they have any unclear parts about sentences If they say there are, elicit the answer form Ss Make sure that they understand what each sentences mean Check if they know the meaning of crawl, dungarees, faucet, clay Elicit the answers Tell them to work with their partner and discuss three questions about the quotation: Which ones make you mile/make you feel sad? Which ones tell you something about the person? Which ones reminds you of a similar story?
Ask Ss about the structure of quotations Underline the beginnings of the quotation. Elicit answers from students about structure and meaning Touching... (touch) Listening to... (hearing) Looking at.... (sight) Smelling... (smell) Eating/Drinking... (taste) Ask them which one of five senses they refer to Elicit the answers as w/c Tell them to categorize each example to the appropriate sense Ask them check their answer with their partners Let them match their answers on the w/b For this, nominate different group members
Tell Ss to write one sentence about their childhood memory like in the example of quotations given before but on an online platform "padlet.com" Tell them use their mobile phones and go to the website link given Ss will see a public wall in which all students' sentences can be seen Let them write one sentence of childhood memories by using the beginnings given They can comment and ask questions on each other's memories
Tell Ss to work in groups of three Ss choose a childhood memory on the board (padlet screen) (If they want to use different ideas, they can) They create a short story about a childhood memory of a character they create