TP 7 Speaking
To provide speaking practice for conversational fluency in the context of describing people.
To practise the use of prepositions and -ing verb forms in speaking about people.
Procedure (40 minutes)
Students comment briefly on photo of group picnic from SB Outcomes, p.53.
T presents an image of a character called Nick. Learners volunteer their own observations about him, which T adds on stickies to Jamboard.
Guided Discovery in pairs. Learners fill in sentences describing Nick using suggested words. T conducts OCFB and collects ideas from entire class. Teacher clarifies MAFP of the language, highlighting use of prepositions and -ing form of verbs.
Learners complete 2 x 10-min Speaking Tasks in pairs, while T monitors and takes DEC notes. (1) Instructions: "Think of a person you know. It can be a friend, family member, or someone from school, work, or other activities. Tell your partner about them." (2) Instructions: Choose a photo of a person. Use one from your mobile phone or from in the house. Just hold it to the camera. Your partner should start with Who's that? Continue the conversation with at least FOUR more questions about the picture and the person." T demonstrates with own picture (Jamboard slide 3) and selected student.
T asks questions related to the completion of the task and relevant aspects of their interaction. T writes on board sentences (both accurate and inaccurate) and highlights areas of grammar, lexis, pronunciation, appropriacy, etc.