Upper Intermediate (B2) level
To introduce, provide clarification and practice of the phrases "be used to" and "get used to" in the context of travel
To provide accurate conversational practice in the context of habits
Procedure (35-41 minutes)
T will share the screen with the Google Slides presentation and instruct the SS to work in pairs/small groups in the BreakOut rooms for 2 minutes in order to answer the following questions: Have you ever experienced “culture shock”? If so, where and what was it like? T will instruct the SS to take a screenshot. T asks: What are we doing? (answering the questions in BreakOut rooms) For how long? (2 minutes) T will stop sharing the screen, create the BreakOut rooms, set 2 minutes in the timer and ask the SS to join their rooms. T will monitor the rooms. After 2 minute, T will nominate 1 SS to answer the questions.
T shares screen to show the document "Letter from abroad" in Google Forms. T instructs: "Now, I want you to quickly browse this text just to get a general idea about it. You'll have 90 seconds. T checks understanding: What are we doing? (Reading a text) How much time do you have? (90 seconds) T nominates a SS and asks: Where does this person live? (in Mongolia) T nominates a SS and asks: Does this person enjoy life there? (Yes)
T shares screen and shows once more the Google Forms file "Letter from abroad" T instructs: "Now, I want you to answer the 3 questions beneath the text" T reads the questions in the Google Forms. T specifies: You'll have 1 minute to answer individually. T asks: So what are we doing? (We're focusing on the bold words and answering the questions) How much time do you have? (1 minute) T asks the SS to compare their answers in BreakOut rooms: "Now, you'll have 1 minute to check your answers with your classmates in BreakOut rooms" T asks: What are we doing? (Checking our answers in the breakout rooms) For how long? (1 minute) T creates BreakOut rooms. T monitors the rooms. T nominates 1 SS to answer Q1. T nominates 1 SS to answer Q2. T nominates 1 SS to answer Q3.
T shares screen. T asks a SS to read phrase a) I'm used toi staying in these wonderful tents now. T reads Q1: When Lottie first stayed in a Mongolian tent, did it feel strange to her? T nominates one SS to answer. (Yes) T asks: Does it feel strange to her now? T nominates one SS to answer. (No) T instructs the SS: You'll have 1 minute to complete the following rules filling in the blanks with"get used to" and "be used to". T nominates 2 SS to answer. T asks: Now, what is the difference in meaning between these two sentences? T nominates 1 SS to read both sentences. (I'm used to live in Mongolia. I'm used to living in Mongolia) T nominates 1 SS to answer. T shows the SS all the sentences in bold letters from the text. T instructs: Now, you'll have to choose the correct option (blue or red) for these grammatical rules. You'll have 1 minute to solve them individually. Please make notes. T nominates 1 SS for each of the 3 rules. (Answers: verb +ing/ can/can) T models the phrase: I'm used to staying in these wonderful tents now. T drills the phrase with all the group: "Ok, let's read it together" T nominates 2-3 SS to repeat the phrase.
T instructs the SS: "Now, we're going to practice." T shares screen and explains: "In this file, we have some opinions about adapting to life in Japan or Iceland. You'll have to fill in the gaps with the correct positive or negative form of "be used to" or "get used to". Sometimes there is more than one possible answer. For this, you'll have 3 minutes to solve it individually" T asks: Ok, so what are we doinig? (filling in the blanks with forms of "be used to" or "get used to) How much time do you have? (3 minutes) T instructs: Now, you'll have 3 more minutes to compare your answers with your classmates in BreakOut Rooms. T checks: Ok, so what are we doing now? (checking our answers in BreakOut rooms) For how long? (3 minutes) T creates BreakOut rooms and monitors. T guides the open class feedback by nominating 1 SS to answer each question (1-5)
T instructs: Ok, now, for our final task, you will work in small groups. You'll speak about something that you: weren’t used to doing at one time, but you are now. don’t think you’ll ever get used to. You'll have to decide who has the most interesting/strange/funny answer to one of these questions and what is it? You can take a screenshot. You'll have 5 minutes. T checks: Ok, so what are we doing? (We're speaking with our groups) For how long? (5 minutes) T creates BreakOut rooms and monitors. T makes notes for the delayed error correction. T asks 1 SS of each BreakOut room to share the most interesing/surprising/funny answer of their group. T opens WB and shares any phrases that need to be corrected and in open class invites the students to come up with the answers.