Ross Ledford Ross Ledford

Across the Globe Cities/ Comparison adjectives, vocabulary, listening, speaking and writing. Combined practice.
Intermediate level

Description

In this lesson students will be doing speaking, listening and writing practice based around the theme of global cities. They will be using comparative adjectives, adjectives, past and present tense and prepositions. The exercises range from controlled practice to free production. There will also be some new vocabulary included all of which are adjectives which can be used to describe a place.

Materials

Abc White Board (WB)
Abc DVD
Abc HO 1
Abc Laptop

Main Aims

  • To provide the opportunity for controlled practice and free production on subjects covered in earlier lessons.
  • For Ss to improve listening skills and be able to pick out specific information, details and deduce in the context of Cities
  • To develop writing fluency through writing a short paragraph on a city.
  • To provide fluency and accuracy when speaking. In both extended interaction and sharing information.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of lexis in the context of Global Cities
  • To give students opportunity to build rapport
  • To learn lexis in relation to content

Procedure

Introdution (3 minutes) • To introduce topic and content. To distribute HO.

Welcome students to class. Ensure students are appropriately seated to accommodate PW, GW and efficient monitoring. Ask any new students to write out name cards. Introduce myself to new students. Imtroduce the contect Cities and the continuation of comparatives from previous lessons. Distribute HO

Activity 1. (10 minutes) • To activate schemata and to contextualise topic and target language. To give Ss the opportunity to improve listening and speaking skills in the context of Cities. To focus Ss

Ask students to open the handout. Ask Ss to look at the 2 pictures at the top of the page. Try to elicit where the pictures were taken. (Times Square New York). Elicit when the pictures were taken ie then and now. Explain that we will listen to statements about the 2 pictures which compare them and the past and present. Explain Ss must listen to the 8 statements and decide if they are true or false and circle the correct answer in the HO. Ask CCQs to monitor understanding. Play recording. Put students into pairs to compare answers. Feedback and check answers with Ss. Explain to Ss that we will replay the audio and this time they must correct the false statements and write them in the HO. Write example on WB (There is more advertising in the old picture we would correct it by saying there is less advertising in the old picture) Elicit this answer from students. Ask CCQs to asess understanding. Replay recording. Pause audio at suitable times so students have time to answer questions. In pairs students compare and check answers. Nominate for feedback.

Activity 2. (9 minutes) • Try provide a less controlled practice of comparative adverbs and the present and past tense through a writing and speaking exercise.

Ask Ss to turn to page 3 in HO. Ask Ss to read the comparison\ discussion points. Confirm Ss understanding of the points. Ask CCQs and elicit answers using body language. Explain the Ss must write 5 sentences about about there home city comparing some of the listed points between now and any point in the past. Give example (In my home city Newcastle there are more shops than in the past) Ask Ss to write 5 sentences in the boxes on the HO. Monitor students and assist where necessary. Put into GW or PW depending on class size so Ss can compare and discuss. Nominate Ss to share 1 of their sentences

Activity 3 Lexis based on context. Learning new lexis in the form of adjectives based around the description of a place. (8 minutes) • To provide clarification and practice of lexis in the context of Global Cities. To learn lexis in relation to content.

Change students into different pairs. Ask Ss to turn to page 4 of HO. Ask Ss to read the adjectives in the box. Encourage students to ask about any they are unsure about. Elicit other Ss clarify if possible. Present and pronounce any new lexis using WB and modeling followed by choral and individual drills. Break down form and demonstrate stress pattern. Ask CCQs to ascertain understanding. Explain students must match the adjectives with the Cities they describe/ Cities are listed in HO. Nominate students by throwing a paper ball to feed back answers.

Activity 4 Listening (7 minutes) • For Ss to improve listening skills and be able to pick out specific information, details and deduce in the context of Cities

Ask students to turn to page 5 of HO. Try to elicit which Cities they think they are looking at. Elicit some. thoughts. facts or knowledge the students may have about the pictures or cities. Play audio so students can check answers. Check answers with class. Explain to Ss we will play audio again and this time they must list the adjectives used to describe the cities. Play Audio. Ask students to compare in PW. Get student answers by nomination.

Activity 5 Writing • To provide clarification and practice of lexis in the context of Global Cities. To develop writing fluency through writing a short paragraph on a city.

Ask Ss to turn to last page of HO. Try elicit the meaning of clue. Try to elicit meaning os steep. Use pictures and CCQs to affirm understanding. Read example statement. Ask for feedback on what adverbs are in it. Elicit answers. Elicit which part of the text is a clue. Ask students to write a short paragraph describing a well know town or city but not Istanbul. It must contain 3 adjectives and a clue at the end. Ask students in GW to read their descriptions while others try to guess the cities. Monitor and assist as needed. Nominate some feedback.

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