Adverbs of Frequency
To provide clarification of adverbs of fraquency in the context of sleep patterns and social interaction
To provide fluency speaking practice in a debate in the context of sleep patterns and social interaction
To provide gist reading practice using a text about Early bird or a night owl in the context of sleep patterns and social interaction
Procedure (35-46 minutes)
Lesson starts with T telling about her sleep pattern. T will highlight adverbs of frequency with intonation. "I always wake up in the afternoon at the weekends." "I usually have a brunch at the weekends." "I often listen to music while I'm coming here." "I hardly ever have breakfast at home in the mornings. I usually have breakfast here." "I never go to bed before 1 am."
T will give the HO and make a gist reading. After that T will ask for the adverbs of frequency from the text. Then Ss will read and solve the questionnaire individually. When Ss finish, T will give answer key and put Ss in pairs to check their answers and calculate their scores. ICQs for this stage: For gist reading; "Are we going to read fast or slow?" "slow" "Do we read 1 minute or 5?" "1" For questionnaire; "Do we answer alone or with a partner?" "alone" For pair checking; "Do we work alone or with a partner" "with a partner"
T will stick the lexis set to the WB and draw a graph and then ask Ss to put the words in order from positive to negative on the graph. T will make error corrections and clear the meanings of the TL. Drill the pronunciation of the words. After that T will write a sentence with space between words and elicit the position of the adverbs of frequency, forming the rules in Ss' minds. Finally T will give HO (Ex 4a-b) for a controlled practice and Ss will work in pairs. Ss will work with the one on their right and check with the one on their left. T will monitor during this time for WC error corrections. ICQs for this stage: For placement rules; We use AoF before verbs or after verbs? "before" We use AoF before am, is, are or after? "after" For HO; We work alone or in pairs? "pairs"
T will play the audio and ask Ss to find out Tanya's answers for the questionnaire Individually. T will play the audio for a second time if necessary. Then T will ask Ss to check their answers in pairs and calculate Tanya's score. Finally T will get a WC feedback with answer key. ICQs for this stage; "Do we listen or talk?" "Listen"
T will give HO(Ex 5a-b) and ask Ss to work individually. Then Ss will check their answers in pairs. ICQs for this stage; "Do we make sentences?" "yes" "Do we use these words or other words?" "these words"
T will explain how to play "I never" T will say a sentence starting with "I never". If any of the Ss has done that thing, he/she will raise his/her hand and then provide a sentence including adverb of frequency. E.g. T: "I never wake up before 6 am." S: "I sometimes wake up before 6 am" ICQs for this stage; "Do you raise your hand if u never do it?" "no" "Do you raise your hand if you do it?" "yes" "Do you make a sentence with always/usually/often/sometimes/hardly ever"? "yes"