This Is Me
Using Speculation phrases
Use Vague Language
Procedure (78-114 minutes)
Write Speculation (noun): A theory without solid evidence. to speculate (verb) Put up a picture of me and write on the board: Name: Andrew From: Nashville, the United States, the South Age: 23 Profession: teacher Background: traveler, chef, musician, gardener, farmer Hopes for the future: have a good class, learn turkish Hello, I'm Andrew, your new teacher. Look at these pictures and speculate about the person you see.
Turn to page 14 1A) Look at these portraits. People who are painted for a portrait are called "sitters." What do you think about these "sitters?" (speculation- refer to what they speculated about me) On page 14, the sitters have written about their portraits. Match the reflections to the portraits. Are the sitters happy with their portraits? (PW possible or perhaps just all of us) How does Alan feel about his portrait? Good. "I think it's such a dismal physical presence most of the time. . . "(bad) Does the artist paint him this way? (No) "he doesn't quite endorse that view of me." B) dismal- dull, depressing Work together, define each word physical presence- the effect or influence created by a body caricatured- a picture or description of a person that is only partly true and which exaggerates certain features for comic effect (print picture of a flicker- small, quick movements of light to pose- to sit in a particular way for a picture, photograph flattering- complimentary, praising (make you look attractive)
Look at the portraits again. Do you think Germaine is friendly? Why? (Descriptive Adjs from 1.2 if stuck: thoughtful, perceptive, obsessive, inspirational, over-ambitious, conscientious, obstinate, neurotic, open-minded, prejudiced, apathetic, insensitive, solitary, rebellious, mature, inquisitive) What is her job? (NO FB yet) Look at the other two pictures and speculate, how are they, what do they do? (give the ss room to speculate or sketch notes on board) Write on Board: Character/Appearance Job Listen and make more notes. FB, compare to board afterward: intelligent, relaxed, confident, rebellious, teacher, academia, writer, tv broadcaster intellectual, studious, glasses, not British, comfortably dressed, kind, guarded, writer, academia no pretensions, not posh, not intellectual, dressed formally, creative, artist, novelist, playwright (maybe will ask about pensive, pretension, posh) Look at Section C. Which portrait has a kind of intensity to their face? A Match the other phrases with the portraits together Listen again and check. 1) A 2) C 3) A 4) B 5) B 6) C
3) If you speculate, do you know the answer? (no. . . . that's right, you guess) It seems like it will/won't rain today. The clouds/blue sky suggest that. . . . On page 164, read the audio script, and find examples of speculative language. Check speculative language. . 4) Write (I guess she's a bit lonely (It / seem/ me)) on the board. Elicit answer. Do these sentences have different meanings? (no) Right, but you need to use many different expressions to sound intelligent. (It seems to me that he's a teacher, it seems to me that it will rain, it seems to me that it is Saturday, it seems to me. . . . . )
Vague: uncertain, unclear Read the language in the chart, then discuss the questions: Why do the speakers use vague language? Does it sound formal or casual? (Casual) Look at the "speakout tip" at the top of the page. Using vague language, hedges, and fillers are useful ways to give yourself time to think while speaking. Work together and look back in the audio script to find examples of this language. I'll be there soon. I just have a couple things to do. (on the board) There's a mistake with the vague language in this sentence. Preposition. . . . elicit (of) Find a mistake in each sentence, and then check with each other. (no FB until next stage)
Play once to correct 6A Look at the sentences in red in Section B. I just have-a couple-of things to do. They words mix/blend/link together Why don't we meet at a bout eight-ish? the "t" disappears. . . when a sound disappears this is called an elision He's an-ol-man d disappears /t/ and /d/ are the sounds most commonly removed: when there is a consonant before and after (old man. . . . want to: wanna). . . . . . or a vowel before and a consonant after: about forty (t) listen to the corrected sentences and draw a line for each elision or linker.
We use elisions and linkers to speak more easily. I just have a couple of things to do. . . I jus ava coupluh things tah do. Look at section C. Mark lines for the elisions and linkers. If you are not sure, try to say the phrase. check together Listen and check Elicit answers play again and have them repeat.
Look on page 158 job/ character? how do they feel? why? Work together. Where would you be? What pose would you choose? What mood would you be in? Would there be any other objects in the portrait? Would you be on your own? Would it be formal or informal? FB: common errors HW: page 8 in WB find a picture that you like (of yourself or in a magazine, and bring it to class)
What do you know about your family history? (Scotland/Ireland, China/Korea, Georgia, farmers, doctors) Has your family always lived in the place where you live now? (nope, Nashville, not Istanbul) Who is your oldest living relative? (grandparents died last year at 94, now maybe an uncle at 70 or so) Can you communicate this in a portrait? (location, age, objects in portrait maybe old) Pg 16: Look at the picture of Fracesco. Where is he? (Venice) How does he feel? (good) What do you think his job is? (tour guide?) Have you ever been to Venice? Call out Venice Quiz on page 32 in TB. Venice is in Northern Italy. It is unique because it is made up of 117 small islands, and the main form of transportation is by the river. The boats they use are called Gondolas.
Do you think Francesco will be a good host for the program? Read Program Info firm ground- does a beach have firm ground? maybe if there are rocks farm land- where in Turkey? fortunes- turkish coffee ancestors- family who has died. My grandparents grandparents merchants- people who sell things (jewelry, clothes, spices, etc) Read the sentences in Section 3 and add a word. check together FB rotting: destroyed by age (tomato in your fridge for a month) bequeathed: to leave to someone after you die. My grandmother bequeathed each of her grandchildren with pictures from Korea Read
Read scenes in section 4. We'll watch the DVD, mark the order they appear in ( 1, 2, 3 ,4)