TP 2. Collocations with 'Take'. pp. 82
Upper Intermediate. level
To provide practice and review of Collocations with Take in the context of Big Events.
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice with the right form and appropriacy of collocations with take. in the context of Big events.
Procedure (37-49 minutes)
I've written up a couple of personal questions that should get them curious and willing to find out more. (https://jamboard.google.com/d/1HsJ9LeX6bz2g_qFnHtc8UOph0yR8Tn5dpodPebkqpBc/viewer?f=0)
Gist Task: I've written a dialogue where the students will have to underline the collocations with take that they recognise. https://docs.google.com/document/d/10r9Yohns8R94Y028Ar92wHKOy9isBsvdh53qgKPGEuY/edit Answers: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1crQGCuslhaPVwnNx8wEWEkTyIqgZuy14wNbdJmWVURA/edit?usp=sharing
I'll explain that collocations like phrasal verbs are used frequently and are best learnt as lists.
For the meaning, I've chosen to check understanding by asking the students to match the right collocation with take to either an antonym (opposite word) or synonym (Like word) in each case there's an example in context to aid the students. (https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1scg7UjKCrVkbf7Et-JRNbYghgIEThyRuX7OgJnaHe8Q/edit#slide=id.p) For the form, I've created a form where the students will have to decide whether the collocation has the construction 'verb + proposition (object)' or 'verb + noun'. (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSevco98cHeR1G_FLW3YMLK8AaYhBD7oq4SH84c1bOHR8Jm0_Q/viewform) As for the pronunciation, I've asked the students to highlight the stress in the collocations and point out which words are stressed (Content words). If necessary, I'll use a model sentence and drilling. (https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1HfYctlFmgUXX5ewr9nm4qdAbrrhbRYCCzSgD9pPzd0c/edit#slide=id.p)
The controlled practice should take 8 minutes, the students will be answering questions on a form and they'll do this individually and then check their answers in pairs via private messages in the chat box. (https://forms.gle/CZcdfkXPugcSV3zu6)
The students will work in pairs and question and answer one another using the collocations with take. They'll have 8 minutes and will be communicating via break out rooms. This will be followed by the final feedback and any checks for gaps of knowledge or miscomprehension. (https://jamboard.google.com/d/1-L-Pzl_zIve7HCQJOH_2WzB51N4qaLyWWBxPtLvXmrg/edit?usp=sharing)