Kumi Matsuzaki Kumi Matsuzaki

Upper intermediate level


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of an article in the context of culture and tradition

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of tradition and culture


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

1.Ask what is a/an/the? - indefinite article/definite article Elicit the following questions. - Do you like the article? - Does your mother language have the article? - Do you use it in the same way as English? If not, what's the difference? - Do you know any language which doesn't have an article? Post your idea on the Jamboard.

Exposure: Gist and intensive work (7-7 minutes) • To provide a model of the task and highlight useful words and phrases

Share the text and Ss do the task. T: Look at the text. It looks familiar, isn't it? Selina, my peer, used this text last week. Remember? Look at the first sentence. "a torii". Why use "a" for this? " and the rest of the underlined words using a/the/ or no article. Why is that? Talk in pairs for 2 min. and give write comments on Jamboard.

Language clarification: MFP-grammar (10-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the task language

Form and pronunciation: Elicit when use "a" and "an", and in the case of "the". Clarify the pronunciation of "the" /ðiː/ /ðə/ Meaning: 1. Show the sentence and ask why and why not use a/an/the/-(no article). 2. Elicit the rules of articles. Discuss in groups. 3. Show the Grammar focus and its explanation. 4. Guided Discovery task. A. We use a/an (indefinite article): when something is one of a class when we mention something for the first time B. We use the (definite article) : when its the only one of something, or the only one in a place when we think it's clear which one we're talking about (often because its the second time we've mentioned it) with superlative forms with rivers, valleys, a certain mountain, (e.g. the Matterhorn), ranges of mountains, oceans, seas, plural country names, or group of islands and deserts with the names of theatres, museums, cinemas, hotels C. We use no article: to generalize about something(with plural or uncountable nouns, including abstract nouns) with most country names, continents, states, lakes, and mountains with towns/cities, neighborhoods, and streets ■CCQs: -Is this " any one of this class, or special thing?" : a/an - Is this mentioned before or the first time?: mentioned- the , first time- a/an - Is this the only one around? : the - Is this a superlative form? : the - For "rivers, ranges of mountains, oceans, plural country names, islands, deserts" do you use a/an or the? : the -Do you say, Metropolitan museum the Metropolitan museums? : the - Do you say a water or water? Do you say a books or books? - When you talk about the famous actor, and the listener know what you mean, do you say an actor or the actor?

Language Practice-Controlled practice (10-10 minutes) • To provide students with practice of the task language

Introduce the new text about new year. Students will fill in gaps with articles. T: You have a text about a new year.

Free practice (10-10 minutes) • To provide practice the target language

"Talk about your hometown or place you want to visit." -Showing demo using the typical use of article. T: I live in Nagoya. It locates the center of Japan. There is a castle. The castle is very famous for the golden dolphins. It has an international airport. The most popular destination is the Philippines. - Give two minutes to prepare for your talk. and go to BOR to make a presentation for 5 min. - OCFB: 3 min.

Feedback and Error Correction(Content and Language) (3-3 minutes) • Deliver feedback and delayed error corrections

(monitoring freer practice and collect good points and errors.) Show some good examples. Show some errors and reformulate sentences.

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