UCC UCC

Speaking
Upper Intermediate level

Description

In this lesson students will review and learn some expressions to discuss personal information and life experiences

Materials

Abc Jamboard
Abc Power point slides

Main Aims

  • To introduce and provide practice of speaking for fluency in the context of personal information

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice with pronunciation of some words and phrases in the context of personal information

Procedure

Warmer/Lead-in (3-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T displays slide 1: old photos of people from school and asks Ss the questions: What kind of information do we usually share with people? (personal) Do we usually share this information with people we know or strangers? (people we know) Why/ Why not? Because it is private and only relevant to the people in the group. T asks: Who might I share the information on this slide with? (people at a school reunion)

Content preparation (4-6 minutes) • To provide a model for coming Speaking task(s)

Slide 2: T displays slide 2 and asks Ss: Who/ what do you think the information in the slides represents? Imagine you are looking at photos of these things in a photo album or scrapbook. Ss guess T implicitly models some TL (explanations) through spoken feedback on personal information.

Speaking task 1 (8-10 minutes) • To allow students to respond naturally to task and possibly produce target language

T displays slide 3 and instructs Ss to complete the circle with personal information: Complete the circle with an important number or date. Think about what you are going to say. Write notes if you need to. You have 1 minute. ICQ: Do you need to write sentences? (No, only notes or nothing.) How long do you have? (1 minute) T tells Ss Get in pairs and talk to each other about an important number/ date. You have 5 minutes (in breakout rooms) Be ready to report back on what your partner says. T monitors Ss and conducts OCFB T focuses on FB to orient Ss to TL. What id you learn about your partner? Are there any other ways you could say ..?

Language preparation (6-8 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming Speaking task

Slides 6-8 T shows SS examples of personal information. - Why is/ was the number 9 important for you? - Where exactly is The Coach House? - Can you tell me a bit more about Mary? T asks (M) Are these questions about general or specific information? (specific) (A) Are these questions generally formal or informal? (informal esp. 'Can you tell me a bit more about ...?) T asks Ss to match the expressions with their uses (slide 9) T demos Jamboard task. Ss do matching task (Jamboard Slide 4) T conducts OCFB T asks (F) Can you change these expressions much? No. Chunks of language What goes after 'a woman who'? + verb or 'a place where' + Subject + verb 'Can you tell me a bit more about ...? + noun (P) T demos pronunciation of phrases and asks Ss (slide 10) Are there any contractions? Is there any linking? T displays slide 11 and drills questions and explanations Where is the stress? (slide 11) If necessary/ time students mark stress on Jamboard (slide 5) T elicits pron. of words with more than one syllable: because important exactly

Speaking task 2 (8-10 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice Speaking again (using the TL) in order to improve fluency

T displays slide 4 and instructs Ss to complete the circle with personal information: Complete the circle with an important place in your life story Think about what you are going to say. Write notes if you need to. You have 1 minute. ICQs: Do you need to write sentences? (No, only notes or nothing.) How long do you have? (1 minute) T tells Ss Get in pairs (different pairs) and talk to each other about an important place. You have 5 minutes (in breakout rooms) Be ready to report back on what your partner says. T monitors Ss and writes FB on Zoom whiteboard/ Google doc/ chat.

Feedback and Error Correction (6-8 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' Speaking and use of language and content

T conducts FB: FB on content: How did you do? Did you learn anything new about your partners? FB on language: T displays FB (on good and incorrect language) Ss correct their language in the chat or on Zoom Whiteboard T provides FB and reformulates language if necessary.

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