Upper Intermediate level
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of the school system.
To provide clarification, review and practice of school lexis in the context of the school system.
Procedure (36-45 minutes)
T asks Ss "What was your favorite subject at school? Why? Give reasons." Ss discuss via Zoom breakout rooms in pairs for 2 minutes. T monitors breakout rooms. T conducts OCFB and Ss share their discussions
T sends Ss a Google slide with a text about the topic of the lesson. Ss are asked to read the text individually for 1 minute. T asks Ss "What was the text about?" and explains that they will be producing a similar type of conversation with their partners later in the lesson. CCQs: Is it a conversation or a debate? (Conversation) Is it casual or professional? (Casual)
T asks Ss to work individually on one slide each for meaning and form. Ss work on the slides for 4 minutes while T monitors. T conducts OCFB to check for answers. T conducts pronunciation exercise: drilling and eliciting of syllables and word stress.
T sends Ss a Google Jamboard with visual details of the task. T asks Ss to scaffold for 1 minute and write down what they think are the positives and negatives of having arts in school. T sends Ss to Zoom breakout rooms in pairs to discuss "Should the arts be taught in schools? Why or why not?" Ss discuss for 5 minutes while T monitors. T conducts OCFB and Ss share new ideas. T asks Ss to scaffold for 1 minute and write down new ideas of positives and negatives. T sends Ss to Zoom breakout rooms in new pairs to discuss the same topic again. Ss discuss for 5 minutes while T monitors T conducts OCFB and Ss share their conversations [repeat one more time if time allows]
T conducts final OCFB where Ss have the opportunity to ask questions on the language and topic learned about in the lesson. T conducts DEC for any mistake observed during the lesson.