Productive Skill; Speaking
To introduce and provide practice of speaking for fluency in the context of describing an event
To provide fluency speaking practice in an interview in the context of a special memorable event.
Procedure (37-45 minutes)
T puts pictures that will personalize the context and make a short story out of it. Example of a picture used: Celebration of new years. Ss in pairs in a breakout room describes a memorable event.
1) Work with a partner in the breakout-room (3mintues). Ask which of the following events have you both been to? A big football match? A big concert? A carnival or procession? A festival or national celebration? An important religious celebration? A performance by a famous singer or actor? A special party? Another big sporting occasion? Another important event? 2) Ask what was the event? Where and when did it take place? Which other people are mentioned? What was the atmosphere like? 3) WCFB (Whole Class feedback)
Give example: What I Iiked most about the movie... What I liked most about the concert... What I liked most about the party... Ask students what has changed in the sentences? Explain; [What I liked the most] about ... (+ movie, party, concert) [ Fixed phrase] does not change + variable is the object that changes. [ Positive phrase] Fixed phrases are phrases that are set so that you cannot change the wording even if the literal meaning would stay the same. Example of negative phrases: It was rather disappointing. It was rather exhausting. It was rather boring. [It was rather] is a fixed phrase.
Ss will take turns to describe a memorable event they've been to in pairs in a breakout room (5 minutes). One of the Ss will be an interviewer and the other is an interviewee. The interviewer asks: What was the event? Where and when did it take place? Which other people are mentioned? What was the atmosphere like? Each group will share with the class about their memorable events. Once all groups share then we will repeat the second time or third time if needed. (The reason for this is to focus on fluency). In the end, conduct whole class feedback. ( if you have time)
Feedback (and error correction if you have time): As a whole class T- will have students talk about other events they've been to. Ss talk and describe their memorable event in a free discussion using the useful language that was taught.