To provide practice of speaking for fluency when talking about important dates in the context of traditional events.
To provide clarification and practice of common ways to talk about important dates.
Procedure (44-44 minutes)
I will put some particular days in a presentation and elicit plans from students for that kind of day. Then I will ask about other kinds of traditions they have with family or friends. Those ideas will be written on the presentation.
I will show them in a presentation some constructions to introduce a date or a plan. then I will explain their use and pronunciation.
Students will read, listen and drill short dialogues used to mark special occasions.
Students will be given 3 questions about the most important date for their families/friends/work. After they have read them and thought about their answers for a minute, they will be put in pairs to talk about them. After 3 minutes they will be brought back and share their answers, two volunteers and one nominated student.
Students will be put in pairs again, so that they can tell each other one personal tradition of theirs. After the class comes together some of them will be shared with the group.
Some sentences will be put in a whiteboard for students to correct if necessary. Their participation and strenghts will be acknowledged.