Teaching Practice 4 (TP4)
To provide review and practice of Present Simple in the context of daily routine of learners
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of daily work and communication
Procedure (41-50 minutes)
T commences the class with an activity named "The Ball game". In this activity, Ss will sit in a circle with a ball passing to each other. A background music score will be played during the ball passing time. As the music stops, the person holding the ball will pick up a clue card kept in front of him. It will have a question on their daily life activity. He will read the question aloud and answer it. The game progresses for the other Ss as well. T: "So we will play a game "The Ball game" "We need to pass the ball as music plays" "The person holding it will come and read the question aloud and answer it" "For example: "How many times do you brush your teeth?" (aloud) "I brush my teeth two times a day"
T revises the concepts of Present Simple with a Slide Show presentation. The Slides consists of questions which T will elicit from the Ss. T: "Lets revise the concepts of Simple present" "Mary____up early in the morning" "So what's the answer" "Yeah that's right" "Mary wakes/gets up early in the morning"
T arranges an activity called the "Jigsaw". Ss will be divided into groups of three. T will distribute some cut pieces of photos with some sentences. Ss have to arrange the photographs and match suitable sentences with the pictures. T: "You need to arrange the pictures and match with the sentences given" "For example:" "See this picture" "So the correct sentence will be: "He is tall" "So lets start"
T introduces a picture in the class and ask Ss about the picture. T elicits few answers and then distribute HO containing some information about Lesley's daily life. T then distributes some HOs containing questions related to Lesley. T limits the time to answer the questions and ask to check with their partners. T elicits answers from students. T: "Who is she?" "Is she a teacher"? "is she from London"? "Ok so lets read about lesley today" T distributes HOs followed by questions about her.
T introduces an activity named "Electronic Hangman". T divides the Ss in groups of two. T asks students to guess the words in a sentence of Present Simple form. T will allocate point 1 for each group. The highest point receiver is the winner. T: "We will play a game called "hangman". "You have to guess the word from the letters" "The team getting the highest points is the winner".
T ask Ss to listen to a song. Ss will listen and fill in the gaps of the lyrics in Present simple form. T: "Listen to the song and fill in the gaps" Check with your partners.