Teaching practice 3
To introduce and give practice in using new vocabulary and words used to describe places and facilities found in cities and neighborhoods. Sts will also learn to apply using the new vocabulary in a practical exercise in which they will be asked to read from a web page.
To introduce students to quantifiers "a lot, many, much etc..." and to elicit feedback from them by having them talk about their city and the pros and cons of living in their neighborhood
Procedure (50-62 minutes)
Ask students to get in small groups and write down what they like about Istanbul and what they think is not so nice. Tell them that they can just describe the items that they may not know the names of. While they are doing that right a column for "good" and a column for "bad" on the board. Walk around to ensure the students have come up with some items. Ask students to come up and write down their answers in each one of the columns. Discuss answers as a class.
Explain the instructions on the hand out and then distribute the hand out to sts. In small groups, have sts put the words in the box into one of the four categories. Make columns for each of the four categories on the boards. Ask students as a class which items go in which columns, explaining the meaning of each item they may not know (see language analysis page for more details). Make sure they understand the meaning of some of the more difficult words and teach stress and pronunciation of the words listed on your language analysis sheet. Ask for other words they may know that might also fit into each category and go over the meanings of each word that may be unfamiliar to sts.
Tell the students to imagine that they will be moving to another city and have them discuss with their tables what would be the most important thing for them to consider (ie safety, nightlife, rent prices). Ask them to arrange their list into aspects that are absolutely necessary and those that are only preferable. Go over their answers during a short CCQ based whole-class discussion.
Ask them if they know anything about Montreal and Canada and briefly introduce both places. Ask sts what they may expect to find there, writing any new words on the board. Tell them they will be moving to Montreal and need to decide in which district they would like to live. Pass out the reading supplement and have them read the descriptions of the three neighborhoods on their own and decide in which one they would most like to live and why. Have them compare their answers with a partner.
Tell the students to read through the text again and find which categories each of the sentences belongs to. Ask CCQs to gauge understanding of the text and of particular words that may be unfamiliar to some sts. Once again ask questions to ensure they know the meaning of "dangerous" and "accommodation." As a class go over the answers.
Tell the students to discuss with their groups what in their opinion is the best neighborhood in Istanbul to live in and why. After a few minutes grab their attention and as a class start discussing their answers. Ask CCQs to see what they have decided.