Teaching Practice 1
To provide students with clarification / review and practice of collocations with do/play/go/go to in the context of free time activities.
To provide students with practice in speaking for accuracy and fluency.
Procedure (35-45 minutes)
Show the pictures of some activities (doing yoga, playing volleyball, going cycling and going to the theatre) and elicit the key vocabulary from Ss. Get them to give the collocations by asking questions for each picture. e.g. What kind of activity is this? What do they do (in their free time)? Ss answer the questions that T asks and try to guess the key vocabulary and the collocations.
Clarify the rules of collocations using ex. 1a and with CCQs. Ss fill in the gaps in sentences with the words in bold in ex. 1a individually, and then check their answers in pairs. Get Ss (one in each pair) to give the answers. Model and drill the new words/phrases. Ss pronounce the words/phrases T asks for.
Make Ss focus on the words/phrases in the box. Use the pictures of new words if necessary. Get Ss to match the words/phrases in the box to "do/play/go/go to" and emphasise that they should go back to the explanations of the collocations in ex.1a if needed. Ss match the words/phrases in the box to "do/play/go/go to" individually and check their answers as groups. Draw a four-column table on the board with the headings "do/play/go/go to" to check the answers while Ss are working, Elicit the answers from Ss and write them in the correct places in the table.
After writing the answers (the words/phrases) on the board, model and drill - firstly as a whole class and then one by one. Focus Ss on the stress. Ss pronounce the words/phrases that T asks for. Get Ss to work as groups and to find more words/phrases that go with do/play/go/go/to. (1c) Ss give the answers.
Get Ss in pairs to ask questions with Do you ever...? and to find four things that they both do in their free time. Ss use the phrases from ex 1 or their own ideas and ask questions to find four things in common. They ask follow-up questions if possible. Monitor and note down errors related to the target language. Use the notes to correct some common errors on the board.