Having A Gut Feeling (Relative Clauses)
To provide opportunities for students to improve their language.
To provide opportunities for the students to use Defining Relative Clause in the context of instinct.
To promote students to communicate fluently in the TL.
To provide opportunities for students to improve their reading skills for gist and specific information.
Procedure (44-55 minutes)
Show Ss a picture and ask them to describe that feeling they see on the picture. Ask Ss: 'Is it a nice feeling or bad feeling?' 'Have you ever felt like you had butterflies in your stomach?' 'What happened then?' Elicit answers from Ss. Tell Ss that it is called 'a gut feelling'. Model and drill. Write it on the board: a gut feelling (n) /ɡʌt ˈfiːlɪŋ/
Ask Ss eliciting questions for the words: foresee(v) /fɔːˈsiː/, dramatic(adj) /drəˈmætɪk/, premonition /ˌpriːməˈnɪʃn/ and vision/ˈvɪʒn/. Ss will be asked these questions: 'So when do we have a gut feeling?'#when we feel that something will happen 'What do we call it?' #foreseeing the future 'How do we call the events that are sudden and surprising? #dramatic 'And how do we call that feeling that something is going to happen?' # Premonition 'How can we foresee future?' #in a vision or dream. Ask Ss to match the definitions of the words individually. Give them the H/O. Ask them to compare their answers with their partners. Give feedback.
Give Ss a reading passage whose events are disordered. Ask them to put the events in order within the groups of three. Two ICQs will be asked here: '1) Are we going to match the events? 2) Are we going to do it in groups?' Ask them to compare their answers with other groups. Elicit the answers. Give feedback.
Give hand outs to the Ss and ask them to read the text and answer the questions. An ICQ will be asked here: '1) Are we going to do it with our friends?' After that make them check their answers within pairs. Elicit the answers. Give feedback.
Give Ss a guided discovery where they can see the examples from the passage. The paper is folded and Ss will only see the front side first. Ask them to do the activity individually. Two ICQs will be asked here: 'Are we going to unfold it?' 'Are we going to do it with our friends?' Get them check and discuss their answers with their partners. Elicit the answers. Give feedback.
Give Ss a grammar activity. Ask them to answer the questions individually. An ICQ will be asked here: 'Are we going to do it alone or with our friends?' Later ask them to compare their answers with their partners. Monitor the Ss. Elicit the answers. Give feedback.
Ask Ss to talk about their instinct and their experiences when they felt something would happen in advance and it came true later. Put them into groups and give them a minute to think about it. Monitor the Ss and take some notes. Give feedback for the task.
Write some of the good language usage and the errors that students make on the board. The correct forms will be elicited from the Ss.