To provide process and product writing practice of a description of Sts' house or flat in the context of homes
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of homes
Procedure (64-85 minutes)
T writes the following on the board: Young single people between 20 and 34 who live with their parents in the UK: Men____% Women_____% T asks sts to guess what the statistics were for 2012. Elicit ideas and tell the answers.Then ask sts if they think the statistics would be the same in their country. Elicit other places where young people live e.g. shared flat with friends, in a hall of residence etc.
T puts sts in pairs and get them to write down five things/ pieces of furniture under in each column for each room. T elicits answers. Sts first complete the preposition column with in or on in pairs. Then they work together to match the words and pictures (parts of a house or block flats). T elicits answer and drill for their pronunciation. Sts again in pairs match two short descriptions and photos. T elicits answers. Sts read the two posts and decide which one they would choose for a two-week holiday. Then in pairs, sts tell each other which one they have chosen and why. T gets some feedback and has a show of hands for each place to see if there is a favorite. Sts read about the flat in Budapest and underline the adjectives which help to "sell the flat" Elicit answers and describe the meaning if needed. In pairs, Sts read about the Turkish villa and improve the ad with the adjectives in the list Sts compare answers with another pair and T checks answers.
Sts are asked to describe their house or flat for the website. Before they start, sts have five minutes to plan what they are going to say. Sts work in small groups and talk about their house or flat. Then each group decide whose house is the best for a weekend holiday.
Sts now decide and plan to say which house or flat is the best for a weekend holiday and why. T walks around and helps them if they need it.
Sts report their decision and reason about the chosen house.
Sts now write a description of their house or flat for the website. Sts should write four paragraphs as in the model and use the useful language box and houses vocabulary to help them. If no time, give as homework.