Aeneas Murray. TP 7: Grammar. Prepositions of Time. CELTA.
To provide review of prepositions of time in the context of events.
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice and specific reading practice with prepositions of time in the context of events.
Procedure (37-49 minutes)
I'll ask the students a couple of general questions about whether they ever go to festivals: Do you ever go to festivals? Where? When? They'll discuss these questions in break out rooms. Procedure: T – greets Ss and starts making Ss get involved with the class. T: Today, we're going to start with a conversation. Teacher shows how to open up the lead-in link. Teacher tells them they've got 3-4 minutes for their conversation. ICQs: Do you have to write or speak? Answer: Speak. Do you have more than 3-4 minutes for the conversation, yes or no? Answer: No.
I'll send the students the Google Document with the reading text and questions. I'll ask the students to look at the questions first and then read the text. The students will answer these questions in pairs. Questions: Where is it? When is it? If you go should you or should you not wear new clothes? Do the festivals look fun or not fun? Instruction Checking Questions: Should you look at the questions before or after you read the text? Answer: Before. Should you do this task by yourself or with someone? Answer: With Someone. Procedure: Teacher gives instructions. Teacher shows the link being sent. Students discuss the questions in pairs and then there's peer to peer feedback and OCFB.
Students are sent the listening recording. Potential problem: The students not clicking at the beginning of the track once they've heard the track once over. Solution: Remind and show the students that you need to click to the beginning of the track to listen to it again. Once the students receive the listening recording they'll do a short gap fill exercise to get their marker sentences. Marker Sentences: My favourite time of day is 10 o clock at night. My favourite day of the week is Thursday because I don’t work on Friday So for me the weekend begins on Thursday night. My garden is really beautiful in the spring. Udon In winter it’s a nice temperature.
This is followed by clarifying Meaning, Form and Pronunciation where students will be encouraged to do self discovery learning through answering CCQs on form, filling out a table for form and a complete the sentence using prepositions of time exercise and finally a underline the stressed words in the sentence exercise for pronunciation. Problem: The students need a model for the pronunciation. Solution: I'll give a model example, drill chorally and then individually. Problem: The students might have difficulty dragging the words to the columns for the grid exercise. Solution: I'll show them how to drag the words. Problem: The students might need to see how the exercises are carried visually. Solution: I'll share my screen. My favourite time of day is 10 o clock at night. Are we discussing a clock time, yes or no? My favourite day of the week is Thursday because I don’t work on Friday Are we discussing a day of the week, yes or no? Which day does Christina not work? Look at these sentences from the listening. Answer the questions. In winter it’s a nice temperature. Are we discussing a season or a festival?
Finally, there is some control practice where the students have to make sentences using certain words in a Google Form. Followed by peer to peer feedback then OCFB.
To conclude a freer practice where the students will discuss their favourite events with questions as to When are they? Time of day? Which month and which season? Followed by peer to peer feedback and OCFB.