Home Sweet Home
Elementary, A1 level
For the students to be able to describe their homes accurately using There's / There are structure.
For the students will talk about their homes fluently and listen for the gist and details.
Procedure (32-49 minutes)
The teacher shows a video about house renovation to get the sts' attention. The teacher asks; -What's your favourite room in your house? ( writes down the room names on the board) - What have you got in your ( bedroom)? (lists the furniture names under each room)
The students look at ex.1 and tell what rooms they can see in the pictures. Then match the names of the furniture with the pictures a-q. They check thier answers in pairs. They listen and repeat the words. Later they play a memory game. The T writes an opening sentence on the board "In my flat, there's a (mirror).. " The students continue the sentence around the class, each learner adding a new item; - In my flat, there's a mirror and a microwave. The teacher hands out mini cards of furniture to each student, the students stand up to find the same furniture by asking "Is there .............. in your flat?" The students with the same furniture pair up. They sit with their new pairs and ask and answer: * What rooms do you have in your house? * What's your favourite room in your house? The teacher explains what house-sitting means and they listen exercise 2 and number the rooms. They read the questions and listen again for details. They check their answers in pairs.
The teacher tries to elicit a sentence form the audioscript of exercise 3a. and gets the students drill it. The sentence; - There's a computer in the living room.
The teacher writes the positive, nagative and question forms of the target stucture and explain. The students look at the pictures and complete the sentences in exercise 4.
The students circle the correct words in exercise 5 and check in pairs.
The students complete the grammar reference activity on page 136 and check their answers in pairs.
The students will write 5 sentences about their favourite room and describe it using "There's / There are" structure.