Unit 6A: Grammer, listening and reading
To provide clarification, review and practice of simple past of ''to be'' (was/were) in the context of stories about past birthday parties.
Students will improve on reading for detail, and listening for gist and detail.
Procedure (45-59 minutes)
Take roll: Ask---Who is here today? take names Ask: Where are we? write FB on WB as reverse mind map...elicit "place" Have Ss do the same with the HO, one topic for each group. 4 Groups
Listen for gist. Each group is listening for ONE specific topic (food, place, drinks, etc.) Ss can write on back of HO Play audio example R6.1 Get FB from groups. Put text on Overhead...each group can highlight their topic on WB. Use different colors.
Put text on WB, search for past tense was/were. Circle with marker.
Meaning: simple past is used to talk about things that happened in the past. Mime: I am here. Move. I was there. Ask: How old are you? Last year? Elicit was/were. I am a teacher. I was a student. They are married. They were single. Draw form: Have Ss work individually on HO. Check in groups. Get FB, clarify any questions. Pronunciation. Was= waz. Were= wir I was at the party. Stress on subject and object.
Put text of Ex 5 on WB. In groups, have Ss circle answers. 2 qs for each group
Have Ss read questions for next listening task (HO). Present audiofile and have them answer qs individually. After, check with group.
Think about your last birthday party. Can you remember it? Give details: place, food, drink, people, etc. Tell your group about it. Ss should ask questions, like the ones from previous exercise.