Unit 7A: License to Kill: Speaking
To provide accuracy and fluency in using the simple past to ask and answer yes/no questions, and to check information in the context of past activities
To practice reading for detail and writing past tense yes/no questions
Procedure (40-53 minutes)
Ask Ss if they know anything about me. What do they know? Present HO1 and ask Ss to answer True or False. Then ask, "How can we find the answers?"--- By asking yes/no questions. Take 1 false sentence from the HO. Elicit how to make a yes/no question. Write it on WB.
Put Ss into four groups. Each group gets a scrambled past tense yes/no question. Each S gets one or two cards. Ss have to present their question in correct form to other groups. Afterwards, have students walk around and ask/answer these questions to each other.
Whatever group finished first, write their question on the WB. Use as a model. Explain the form: Did + Subject + Verb (base) + Object? Highlight the Verb of the form. If Subject changes, Verb doesn't change. Is Verb 1 past tense?--No What word makes it a question?---Did
1) Make two groups, A and B. Instructions: read underlined text only, alone. Give A text to A group, and B text to B group. Explain that the underlined text maybe true or false. Work in pairs within group to create Yes/No questions to try to verify if info is T or F. Practice asking these questions to partners. 2) Explain that the other text is ALL TRUE. Pair up one S from A with one S from B. Work together to find out if underlined text is true or false. Make corrections.
Having monitored the Ss work, make notes of common mistakes. Shamefully invent a mistake of none are observed in order to emphasize the point. Elicit the correct answers to problem(s)