Functional Language - Surprises
To provide accuracy speaking practice in a coversations in the context of expressing surprise
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of expressing surprise
Procedure (30-40 minutes)
Teacher asks the students to talk with each other and answer the question: "Are you easily surprised?" Students will go into breakout rooms to discuss for 3 minutes.
Teacher closes breakout rooms and elicits answers from the students about if they are very easily surprised.
Teacher reviews some of the language used to express surprise/non being surprised with the class using a fictional conversation.
Teacher provides a task for students to complete individually to practice context for surprised/unsurprised language.
Teacher gets students attention and reviews the task completed by eliciting answers from the students to practice the language.
Students are moved into breakout rooms to tell each other surprising stories and allow them to practice expressing surprise or not being surprised together. Teacher monitors.
Teacher closes breakout rooms and asks the students to share what they were talking about. Models surprised language and offers suggestions.
Students return to breakout rooms to talk with each other about their other surprising or shocking stories. Teacher monitors.
Teacher closes breakout rooms and elicits answers from students about surprising things they talked about. Models language and does delayed error correction.