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Teaching Practice 1
Beginner level


In this lesson, students will practice the alphabet for a short time.They will listen to some conversations about making a hotel reservation and try to understand the name which are being spelled and learn how to spell first names and last names


Abc Conversation handout
Abc Listen and tick handout
Abc Some alphabet cards

Main Aims

  • To provide controlled speaking practice and listening for spesific information in the context of making hotel reservations

Subsidiary Aims

  • To review pronunciation of the alphabet and practise the present simple tense


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Greet the students. Check you know the Ss' names. Get them into a circle. Say your name and do a movement such as raising your one arm. Ask the Ss say their names one by one and do a different movement untill it is your turn again. The second time, do not say your name but only do someone's movement and say her/his name. Let the volunteers do the same.

Exposure (5-6 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation and practise listening for specific information

Stick the alphabet cards on the WB. Check that they can pronounce all the letters correctly. Point to the first student in the row and get them repeat the letters around the room quickly as WC. Give out the picture of a hotel to the pairs. Ask them where it is, what city it is, what country it is. Let them listen to the conversation ( Straightforward Beginner SsBk- U 2A , 1.21, P. 14)to understand those above and also the names of the people at the hotel. After they have listened to it, they will look at Listening activity 3 and choose the correct option out of three.

Highlighting (4-5 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

On WB, write 1 Tom Tim , 2 Jen Jim ..... and get them spell each name as WC. Explain the activity as clear as possible. Tell them that they are going to listen and tick the correct name. Show them the HO you have and give out them.Play ( Straightforward Beginner SsBk -U 2A, 1.24, PAGE 14) After each question number pause the CD, check the answers with the Ss, provide an answer key on the board. Ss work in pairs as student A and B. Student A spells names from the previous exercise, student B points at the correct name

Controlled Practice (5-6 minutes) • To prepare students for more meaningful practice

Chest the registration forms, tell them there is a mistake in each name. They listen and correct the mistakes, write it down. While they are on the task, prepare the board for the answer key. When ready, check their answers together. Make sure that your instructions are understood by the students. Ask ICQ to be sure if everything is going well or not.

Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • To prepare students for more meaningful practice

Ss listen to the conversation ( Straightforward Beginners SsBk, U 2A, 1.26, P.15, activity 1) and repeat. They spell their first and last names. Write some English names on the WB. Ss work in pairs. Student A chooses a name on the list. Student B asks his/ her name and how to spell the name. They role play. They swap roles and continue.

Semi-Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Get the Ss once read the conversation ( Straightforward Beginners SsBk U 2A, 1.29, activity 1, p. 15) silently, and then listen to it. Chest the HO ( Straightforward Beginner Teacher's Book , Macmillan Publishers 2007) of two similar conversations with blanks to fill with their pairs. Student A1 and A2 are pairs and Student B1 and B2 are pairs. Tell them do not look at their pairs' papers. Try to ask the questions and answer them, and fill in the blanks.

Free Practice (6-7 minutes) • To make the Ss practise more freely.

Tell them to work in pairs and write a similar conversation as they have read and listened before. While the Ss are on the task, move around the classroom to see if someone needs help. When ready, volunterrs can read their conversations

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