Teaching Practice 1
To provide exposure and practice of lexis related to physical descriptions and the usage of these terms
To provide practice of listening for gist and specific detail, and to provide fluency speaking practice in the content of describing people
Procedure (29-45 minutes)
After the greeting T will stand in front of the class, closer to the Ss and ask theM to describe her. As the students start giving ideas T writes some them on board. T will use the pictures of people on her ipad if necessary. Next, T gives the first handout to the Ss and puts them in groups. Then T asks the Ss to read the sentences in practice 1, in groups, using the words on the board.
T starts eliciting more vocabularies on adjectives and uses the pictures, body language and questions to elicit more words from Ss. Then T wants Ss to look at their handouts and gives the instructions of practice 2, she will do one example to make the task clear. Then T wants the Ss to put the vocabularies in the correct group. T will then gets feedback and checks the answers with them.
T asks the Ss to read WC the vocabularies aloud for pronunciation check. T puts the Ss in paires and then T asks the Ss to choose a member of their family, or anyone else, talk about the relationship and start describing him/her with the words and patterns they just learned.
T stops Ss and puts them in groups. T chooses one S to stand in front of the class and asks each group to describe him/her in one or two sentences.
Ss will remain in their own groups. T gives the second handout. T wants the Ss to take a look at the pictures first, then listen and match the descriptions with the people on the handout they have. After the listening is finished, T wants the Ss to check their answers in groups and then T asks for feedback WC.
T gives a little but enough time to the Ss to read the questions in practice 2. Then T plays the listening again and wants them to write the answers fast. Ss check their answers in groups. T checks the answers individually as feddback.
In this stage T wants the Ss still sit in their groups, each group chooses a classmate or one of the photos from the handout and starts describing him/her. The other Ss in the group should guess who he/she is describing.
T shows family photos and ask Ss to describe what the people look like, and talk about the similarities. While Ss give their ideas, T writes some of them on the board and tries to focus on the meaning of "look" & "look like".
T asks Ss to sit in pairs and make sentences about themselves and a family member, and try to use "look" and "look like" when comparing.