Vocabulary and speaking.
• To introduce and practise functional exponents in the context of what’s the word, paraphrasing-- ‘Its somebody …,’ ‘It’s somewhere…, It’s something…, It’s a kind of…, For example,…, It’s the opposite…., It’s like…, It’s similar to….
• To provide controlled and free oral practice focused on using the target language accurately and fluently in the context of what’s the word--paraphrasing.
Procedure (42-52 minutes)
Now tell me what do you usually do if you’re talking to someone in English and you don’t know a word that you read? a. Look up the translation on your phone. b. Try to mime the word. (act to explain meaning) c. Try to explain what you mean using other words you know. The option c is called paraphrasing. Also, in this stage, I am going to explain the meaning of ( to paraphrase) before we delve into the tasks.
At this stage, students will do exercise 3b. Useful expressions for explaining a word that you don’t know. You are going to learn some useful expressions to help you explain words you don’t know. Activity 2. Complete the useful expression with these words. example, something, opposite, somewhere, like, somebody, kind, similar. Note: Pair/Group work depends on the number of students present in the class. Pair ( BORs--4 minutes) Now listen to an audio and check your answers. (Listening 1 minute) 1.Somebody—2. Something-- 3. Somewhere—4. Kind of --- 5. Opposite ---6. Light --- 7. Similar ---8. For example
Explaining the expressions It’s somebody …. It’s somewhere… It’s something…. a kind of … For example,.. the opposite it's like it's similar
At this stage, students will do exercise 3c. Let's explain some words. Complete the definitions for these words. Pair ( BORs-- 6 minutes) 1. a DJ It’s somebody …. 2. an art gallery It’s somewhere… 3. a camera It’s something…. 4. A lift it’s a kind of … 5. Sunbathe, For example, you do this… 6. Curly It’s the opposite of.... Note: Pair/Group work depends on the number of students present in the class Monitor: whether students are doing the right task and note errors. Get feedback. Answers. 1. Somebody who plays music on the radio or in a club. 2. Somewhere where you see paintings. 3. Something which you use to take photos. 4. It’s a kind of machine which you use to go from one floor of a building to another. 5. For example, you do this when you are on the beach. 6. It’s the opposite of straight.
For free speaking practice, students will play a game and define words for their partner to guess. Pair work (8 minutes) Student A card 1. Look at the six words or phrases on your card. Think for a minute how you are going to define them. a. an earring b. Lazy c. A dress d. Go sightseeing (verb) e. Arrivals f. A passenger 2. In BORs, Student B has one minute to take a look at the words or phrases before start defining. Remember you can’t use any part or form of the words on the card. 3. Now listen to student B’s definitions. Try to guess the words. Student B card 1. Look at the six words or phrases on your card. Think for a minute how you are going to define them. a. An armchair b. Generous c. A pear d. Book a flight (verb) e. Check-in f. A nurse 2. In BORs, Student A has one minute to take a look at the words or phrases before start defining. Remember you can’t use any part or form of the words on the card. 3. Listen to student A’s definitions. Try to guess the words.