Unit 9a: Speaking
To provide accuracy and fluency speaking practice in a real life situation (proposal to a council) in the context of planning a new shopping area in their home town/city.
To review and practice the "old stuff." Students will have to draw upon and use previously learned grammar and vocabulary.
Procedure (44-59 minutes)
Do you like shopping? Where can you go for shopping in Istanbul? What are your favorite areas for shopping?
If we were to make a new shopping center in Istanbul, what should we include? Draw a mind map with "New Shopping Center" in the middle. Elicit general topics from wc, i.e., Place, Shops, Facilities....Have students work in groups or pairs to come up with examples for each topic. Get FB from groups, write on WB.
Elicit verb tenses that Ss think they'll need to talk about planning (simple present, infinitive of purpose, present perfect, going to and will future tense). Write "Useful Language" prompts on WB. Have each group work on completing two of the prompts. Have students look over the terms on Vocab HO. Get FB about unfamiliar words. Drill pronunciation if necessary.
Have Ss read the Situation on Activity HO. Instruct Ss to create a plan for the shopping area covering the points on HO. Have Ss read to the class about who their group represents. Go to task.
Make three new groups with one S from groups A, B, and C. Using the plans they have just made in their old groups, Ss share ideas and come up with a comprehensive plan to share with the class.
Having monitored the wc, make notes about common errors/mistakes/slips. Elicit corrections from the WC, and make corrections giving various examples. Have students practice the correct language in GW talking again about their plans.