TP5 Speaking - Giving Impressions of an Event
To provide speaking practice on giving impressions of events
To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks
Procedure (45-45 minutes)
T. will use Google slides to show the Lead in activity and will be asking Ss. to answer some questions to introduce the context for the target language: a) Do you enjoy going to the theatre, cinema, circus, exhibitions, shows, concerts or festivals? b) Which of these (theatre, cinema, circus, exhibitions, shows or concerts) are you mostly interested in? c) Which event would you love to attend?
T. will ask Ss. to match the titles of some extraordinary events with the corresponding images and, in pairs, share their answers in the private messages on Zoom. T. will elicit Ss' ideas what the events are about and will ask Ss. which events they would like to attend if they had a chance.
Using Google slides, T. will ask Ss to identify whether the words stunning, inspiring, disturbing, breathtaking, disappointing and fascinating express a complaint, an overall impression or gratitude and will use some CCQs to clarify the meaning of these 6 words. After that, T. will ask Ss. to analyse whether the words mentioned above are formal or informal and will provide some options of informal language. Then, T. will address the aspect of form, asking Ss. what these 6 words have in common (they are adjectives with -ing ending). Finally, T. will clarify the pronunciation aspect and will have a short pronunciation practice.
Using Google slides, T. will show more images of extraordinary events with some short explanations and will ask Ss. to express their impression of these based on the guiding questions. The last image will picture T's experience during one of the past events. Based on this image, Ss. will be expected to use adjectives that have been reviewed before and to explain their choice.
T. will instruct Ss. to work in pairs/groups using breakout rooms function in Zoom. Ss. will be expected to ask and answer the questions (on Google slides) using the target language: 1. Which event (that you attended or heard about) did you find stunning? Tell your group mates about it. 2. Which event did you find disappointing or disturbing? Tell your group mates about it. 3. Which was the most breathtaking moment in your life? Tell your group mates about it. 4. Which fascinating or inspiring event would you like to attend? Tell your group mates about it.
T. asks Ss. what they have practised in today's class. T. makes a delayed error correction.