'Wh' information questions with BE and DO
To provide clarification and practice of 'wh' information questions with BE and DO in the context of sport
To provide speaking practice in asking and answering questions.
Procedure (34-45 minutes)
Teacher asks 'What are the most popular sports in your country?', gives a demo (for example, in England the most popular sports are cricket, soccer and rugby), and elicits answers from students.
Teacher shows Ss the Google Slide, gives instructions, shares the link in the chatbox, and then assigns Ss to breakout rooms in pairs or groups of 3. In the breakout rooms, students complete matching and sentence unscrambling exercises together. Teacher monitors breakout rooms.
Meaning: If necessary (based on monitoring of BORs in previous task) teacher clarifies meaning through a matching exercise, eliciting from students which question word goes with which kind of information. Anticipating possible confusion of 'which' and 'what', further exploration of the meaning of these will undertaken through example sentences and CCQs. (2-3 minutes) Form: Teacher allocates Ss to breakout rooms in pairs to undertake a guided discovery task focused on form. Returning to the main room, teacher conducts OCFB, eliciting answers from students and asking FCQs. (10-12 minutes) Pronunciation: Teacher pronounces the target language and conducts choral and individual drilling of the 'wh' question words. Teacher shows example questions and elicits sentence stress and intonation, then conducts further drilling of example sentences. (2-3 minutes)
Teacher shows Ss the exercises on Google Sites and shares the link in the chatbox. Students are given 5 minutes to complete the questions individually, then T assigns them to breakout rooms to check their answers. OCFB with teacher eliciting answers from students.
Teacher gives instructions and example questions, shares the link in the chat, and assigns students to BORs in pairs. Students practice asking and answering questions about sport and exercise. Teacher monitors BORs.
Teacher uses the Zoom Whiteboard to write down errors overheard during the free practice. Teacher elicits corrections from students.