Teaching Practice 7A 16/07/18
To provide practice of the modals of speculation in the context of Illusions and magic tricks.
To provide accuracy in stress patterns of modals of speculation in the context of illusions and magic tricks.
Procedure (36-50 minutes)
I will greet the students and talk about the previous class and ask them what they liked about it. Ask them if they know any magic tricks and if they wanna share with the class or not.
I will show a clip from Southpark TV show. I will then ask the students to pair up and talk about if they knew any of the tricks in the clip, if they can identify what happens in the tricks, how sure they are. I will then ask them to tell the class what their partner was saying to each other.
I will draw a chart to the WB, showing a straight line that goes from sure to unsure, and back to sure.(page 104) I will also write the words: 'Cant, Could, May, Might and Must'' with negative and positive signs on each side of the line. I will ask students to discuss with their partners and place the words on to the chart where they think they should go. I will place one of them(can't) as an example on the board and leave the rest for them to discuss. 2 minutes time limit. WCFB.
I will ask students to do the first practice under the grammar section alone and then compare answers with their partner. I will ask ICQs to confirm they understand the task. 2 minutes time limit. I will ask students to each read a sentence. WCFB I will then ask CCQs to prepare them for the next task.(Ex: why does B thinks it must be someone else? Eye colour) I will then ask them to look at the photo in the second exercise and write down 2 sentences using the modal verbs. 3 minute limit. Ss will work in pairs and compare answers(exercise 3), explain why they chose their modal verbs. WCFB. Pair work will be instructed for the third task. 2 minutes limit and WCFB.
I will play the audio and ask them to underline the stressed word. Elicit answers about if they think the word stress changes the meaning, and how.
I will play the next audio file and ask them to decide if the speaker is more or less certain.I will ask them to put L for less M for more next to the sentectes. I will ask ICQs to make sure they understand the task. I will instruct the class to compare and check their answers with the box in exercise 1 to help them. I will then put them in pairs and ask them to pronounce the sentences and their partner decides if the stress they put on the sentences make them more or less sure.
Seperate the class into two groups and give each group a magic trick explanation. Get them to read it and pick one student from group A and show the trick to the other selected student from group B. Each student says one sentence using the modal verb to guess how the trick is done.