Teaching Practice 3- Organizing a Party through Speaking, Reading and Vocabulary
Intermediate Level level
To give the students further practice in reading for specific information in the context of organizing a party.
To familiarize the students with vocabulary related to the context. Language Analysis by eliciting and defining words as well as conducting stress; pronunciation will be clarified by marking the stress on the WB and doing choral/individual drilling.
Procedure (45 minutes)
I will start the class by writing the word PARTY on the WB. Then I will ask the students to think of some words related to the term PARTY and write them on the WB.
At the beginning of the lesson, they students will write words on the WB related to the term PARTY. Then I will elicit four of the eight vocabulary words from the text: fancy, guest, mingle, and host for language analysis (Meaning, Form, Pronunciation (including its phonetic) and understanding of the text.
I will show six photos on the six party themes from the text (Housewarming, Farewell, 18th Birthday, Surprise, Office and Fancy Dress Parties). They have to guess the theme of each party and then I will ask them to discuss (in groups of four) why people have these types of parties and think of other types/themes of parties.
The students will work in groups of four. I will ask them to write a list of ingredients/ideas that make a good party and then agree on the three most important ones. Then I will ask the to scan through the text and see if they can find similar ingredients. Then they need to read it carefully and discuss in their groups whether they agree or not with the other ingredients/ideas.
The students will work in groups of four. Their task is to find words or phrases from the text to complete sentences/descriptions. I will elicit most of the vocabulary words at the beginning of the lesson.
I will provide some questions to help the Ss organize a 'farewell party' for the CELTA teachers leaving Istanbul at the end of the course; they will work in groups of four. During this task, they will have an opportunity to 'mingle' and at the same time, practice speaking and writing skills.