TP4 of BERNA
Main aim is to focus on grammar was/were (past tense of to be) and enable students use the target language throughout the class.
Sub aim is to encourage students talk in pairs and/or groups by using speaking activities within the context of was/were.
Procedure (39-45 minutes)
-Teacher starts to talk about herself :"Oh , I was ill last week, I was tired and feeling bad. How do I look now?" (nominates learners and elicits the answer : "you are good now"). The teacher continues : "My husband and daughter were in Ankara on 29th of October, last Monday, They turned back to İstanbul same day. Also teacher talks with the learners and asks : Tibet you were not in the class last week but you are here now, happy to see you! Teacher also asks : Who were in Beşiktaş-Rize match on Monday? Students use was/were in sentences with the guidance of teacher.
-Teacher writes 4 sentences on board (pls see language analysis sheet) -students work on 3 CCQs as a group of 3 or 4 by analyzing 2 of the sentences on the board (pls see language analysis sheet) -answers are discussed in WCFB. -teacher draws a blank timeline on board and ask students come to board and speak and show by using was/were (details are in language analysis sheet) -In the end teacher elicits, past, was/were and eventually explains past simple and meaning of it.
-Teacher reads a short story about herself in high school. She repeats again and students take small notes. -Teacher hands out the table and also draws it on board and students stand up and fill the blanks - students to talk about their high school friend by using positives and negatives of was/were. -students do dictations of was/were/wasn't/weren't
-Students fill the blanks in teacher's story in pairs. -Teacher monitors and see if they use the right forms. -Teacher shows the answer key on the board and emphasizes some points like, this story was in past like it was 20 years ago. Do you think we are still friends? We were close 20 years ago but what about now?
-Students speak in pairs about their high-school days, who was their best friends? Was he nice? Who was their favorite teacher? Were they talking a lot?.... -Students tell each other and take notes and during WCFB they speak about their pairs. -Teacher asks them to speak about their pair and tell his/her story to the class.