To provide practice of present continuous in the context of neighbours.
To provide specific information listening practice using a text about noisy neighbours in the context of neighbours
Procedure (44-60 minutes)
T shows a picture of typical Egyptian neighbours and asks: "Who are they?" "What are they doing?" "Are your neighbours good? why?".
Use ECDW technique to pre-teach difficult vocabulary: neighbour, argue, bark, violin, furniture, flat
T chests task and tells SS that they are going to fill in the gaps using the words provided in the word box. T demonstrates the first one with the SS. SS check their answers in pairs. T provides answer key.
T chests task and asks SS to go around asking their peers the questions provided. T hands out the task and asks: "are you going to write anything?" (no) T demonstrates the first question with the SS.
T shows SS a picture of 8 flats, and a task with 8 sentences. T asks SS to match the sentences with flats 1-8, writing the number of the flat. ICQs: "Are you going to write anything?" "Are you going to write words or numbers?" SS check their answers in pairs. T provides answer key.
T asks SS to look at the pictures again and listen. T asks: "what's happening? and where?" SS listen while looking at the picture. T asks SS to say what's happening and where in open feedback.
T shows SS a task with the +ve present continuous sentences: 'The baby is crying', 'She's playing the violin', 'They're having a party' T asks SS to complete the sentences in the negative question forms. ICQ: "Are you going to fill in the gaps?" (Yes) SS check their answers in pairs. T provides answer key.
T shows three marker sentences on PowerPoint. T elicits form from SS.
- T gives instructions: “Using the flat picture you have, you are going to ask each other what they are doing: other questions about Sabina and Sharon”. - T demonstrates with a SS: S: “what are they doing?” T: “they're having a party”. T: “what is he doing?" T: “He is watching football”. - SS practice in closed pairs.
T gives instructions: "you are going to be working in pairs; A & B. T gives out SS picture 'Student A' sheet and demonstrates with a student: T: "I have a different picture, I will tell you what is happening in picture 1, and see if it is the same as you have." T shows useful language on PowerPoint and uses it: T: "In my picture there is a man and a woman playing the guitar". S: "In my picture there is a man and a woman talking". T: "so it is not the same" T show them that she is drawing a circle on the difference. T point hands out the 'Student B' sheet and points out that they must not show their sheets to each other, and that they have to find eight differences.