Teaching Practice 1
To provide Ss with clarification / review and practice of possessive ‘s in the context of families and to help Ss distinguish between this and apostrophe ‘s in contractions.
To give Ss practice in family vocabulary
Procedure (35-45 minutes)
From the previous lesson, T elicits a few sentences about relationships between people in the family tree on p 18 – e.g. Pam’s Nick’s wife...
T shows a modal sentence on the whiteboard and highlight the 's.
T highlights the target language using sentences in ex 5 and Ss focus on possessive ‘s – and T elicit what it means (e.g. his/ her, etc.). Students write the rule with their partners. T puts up 2 more sentences with contracted versions of is & has got – (see ex 5b) & elicit what apostrophe s means in each case. T gets Ss to work on ex 6 in pairs/small groups, monitors and helps where needed, then T does whole-class feedback (w/c FB). T uses ex 7 to model pronunciation.
For controlled practice, T uses the new family tree in the workbook page 11. T Starts by exercise 1 in which learners read the text and write the correct names on the family tree – this will serve as checking understanding as well. Ss check in pairs, then T shows them the answer key to do quick feedback.
Then T uses the picture and exercise 3 on page 12. T Gets Ss to check in pairs - & then check in plenary.
T asks ss to draw their own family trees, then ss swap their family trees and write a couple of sentences about the people (Mehmet is Burak’s father), they swap back and check the accuracy of the sentences.