Tyrah Tyrah

Agreeing & Disagreeing
Upper Intermediate level

Description

In this lesson, students learn about agreeing and disagreeing across contexts. First, they will read a text containing the target language. Then, they will practice using the target language in conversation.

Materials

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of language used for agreeing and disagreeing in various contexts.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist reading practice using a conversational text in the context of education
  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of agreeing and disagreeing

Procedure

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

T tells students to answer the question, "Do you prefer to save your money, or spend it?" using sticky note on Google Jamboard for one minute T models creating and writing sticky note on Google Jamboard T shares link to Jamboard. Ss answer question (1 min) T nominates some Ss as necessary to share answers to lead-in question (2 min)

Exposure (5-7 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

T tells Ss they will read conversation and complete Task 1 individually for 3 minutes T shares link to Task 1 and text through chat Ss read and complete Task 1 (3 min) T tells Ss they will review answers over chat for 1 minute and assigns partners Ss compare answers over chat (1 min) T and Ss review answer as whole group, justifying choice with evidence from the text (1 min)

Clarification (10-13 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

T tells Ss they will work in groups of 2-3 to sort phrases on Google Jamboard in breakout rooms for two minutes T sorts first phrase with students to demo activity (1 min) T shares link to Jamboard activity Ss sort phrases in breakout rooms (2 min) Ss share answers as a whole group with T (2 min) T goes over MF of each term, with aid of CCQs T models and drills pronunciation and intonation with Ss, with aid of CCQs T shares link to slide presentation

Controlled/Free Practice (13-16 minutes) • To provide students with practice of the target language, for fluency and accuracy

T tells Ss to answer question, "Does money buy happiness?" in breakout rooms in groups of 2-3 for three minutes, focusing on agreeing with each other Ss discuss in breakout rooms (3 min) Ss return; T nominates some Ss to share breakout room responses, if necessary T conducts feedback if necessary T tells Ss to answer same question in breakout rooms in groups of 2-3 for three minutes, focusing on disagreeing with each other Ss discuss in breakout rooms (3 min) T tells Ss to answer question "Is money the root of all evil?" in breakout rooms in groups of 2-3 for four minutes, with freedom to agree or disagree with each other Ss discuss in breakout rooms (4 min) Ss return; T nominates some Ss to share breakout room responses, if necessary

Feedback & DEC (4-6 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of the language

T answers any questions on material T conducts DEC, addressing any mistakes heard throughout speaking stages

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