Pre-Intermediate A2 level
to provide students with clarification and practice of verb collocations related to friendship in the context of friendships
to give students practice in speaking for fluency
Procedure (34-49 minutes)
- Check students' names at the beginning of the lesson. - Write a statement on board: "A friend in need is a friend indeed" - Get students to think about them in pairs /groups - Students report back to the class - Encourage students to complete the following statement: "A true friend...." in pairs / groups. -provide a model on board; "A true friend is the best possession in the world" - General FB (Whole class)
- Ss will be given "put the text in order" strips to work on in pairs/groups. - Monitor and help as needed - Get a general FB - Play the recording for Ss to listen and check their answers. - Elicit answers (nominate students)
-While doing the "put in order" handout, I will draw Ss' attention to the words in bold. - Encourage Ss to read them and tell their meanings as verbs
- Ss work in pairs/ groups to match the verb collocations with their definitions. - Monitor and help as needed - Check against answer key - Ask Ss CCQs to demonstrate the meaning of the verb collocations. Bearing in mind that the collocation gives a different meaning from the original verb when standing alone in the sentence. - Elicit what each collocation means - Ask Ss to classify each verb collocation into its parts (v, prep, pro, adv, noun....) considering that a verb phrase is made up of two or more than two words. - Ask some CCQs to ensure the order of the verb collocation. - Ss give examples using the verb phrases. - For pronunciation, drill and show the phonemic scripts if needed on board.
- In pairs / small groups, Ss complete SsBk Vocabulary ex. 3 (complete using the words in bold) - Check against answer key or elicit answers from students.
- Re-group Ss and motivate them to do Vocabulary ex. 4. - Before they start, drill some of the questions for pronunciation - In small groups, Ss mingle and interview each other using the questions in ex. 3 - Monitor discretely for any interesting ideas. - Take some general FB
- Ss will think about a good / best friend of theirs. - Ss use Vocabulary ex. 1 as a guide. - They describe their relationships with him/her to another student. - Monitor discretely, and take notes of any errors with the TL . - Take some general FB - If time, get some of the errors onto the w/b and elicit corrections.