Teaching Practice #6
Reading about weekend getaways/breaks and using the grammar of "there is" and "there are" within the context of trips/vacations etc.
Reading with the intention of using the skill of detailed reading. Students will read and answer questions to test comprehension.
Procedure (24-42 minutes)
Show students photos of places. Ask: "Where is this?, What city is this? What country?" Write: Barcelona, Spain & Prague, Czech Republic on the board on either side, divided by a line.
Have students read the brochure silently. Ask them to circle locations or places to visit. Divide class into A or B, have students move into groups. After this have students write the locations on the board, either under Barcelona or Prague/ A or B.
Have students fill in the blanks from HO #2, exercise #2. (1-3 mins) Write "break" and stadium, statue, architect, music lovers, opera, puppet show on the board. Ask students to look for them in the reading. "What do people watch at a stadium?" (2-3) Have students re-read the brochure, then do #3 alone, check answers with their partners. (5-8)
Write St. Petersburg on the board, ask students "What do you know about St. Petersburg?" Elicit brief replies. Ask class: "Is there a castle?" Yes there is a castle. "Are there statues?" Yes there are statues. Write on WB or speak about this. There is a/an + singular noun There is an airport. There are + plural noun There are buses from the airport to the city. There is a/an + singular noun. There are + plural noun. There is + uncountable noun. --> "There is some milk"
Have students do HO #4. Students will READ first then make up their own sentences using the Grammar we just learned. Have students write it on the board to check answers.
If there is time left over: talk about some of the culture notes with the class.