Donna Hancox Donna Hancox

Places to go
Pre-Intermediate, B1 level

Materials

Abc Course Book

Main Aims

  • To provide practice through speaking and production through writing of the present continuous in the context of future arrangements.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice in writing using the present continuous in the context of Future Arrangements.

Procedure

Context Lead in (3-4 minutes) • To provide learners with the context (an organized tour) and review the TL.

Visual on the WB Context "It's ┼×eker Bayram─▒, I'm going on holiday to Cappadocia in Eastern Turkey." "I'm going on an organized tour." "I'm meeting the tour group in Sultan Ahmed on Monday night." "We're travelling to Cappadocia by overnight bus." CCQs Q: Am I on the tour now? No Q: When does the tour start / finish? Tuesday / Thursday Chesting: "Here is Day 1 of my tour" Q:"Why is this an organized tour?" (activities are planned). Q:"Can I choose what I do on the tour?"

To review the TL (5-6 minutes) • To provide students with a review of the TL in context.

Chesting: Show the tour schedule "This is Day 1. It shows what I am doing in the morning, for lunch, in the afternoon and at night". Elicit questions: Q:What are you doing on Day 1 in the morning? for lunch? in the afternoon? At night? A:I am ............ Write answers on the white board. Note: remind Ss of some of the verbs they learned with Deanna going to, going on, visiting, staying at, having ..... Highlighting T script: Point to WB, Why are we using present continuous here? How do you know it is present continuous? (-ing verb tense be) Teacher Notes: We use present continuous (also called present progressive) to talk about things that are happening now or in the near future, and have a beginning and an end. CCQs if needed: Show a timeline if necessary. Am I on the tour now? No When will I go on the tour? Monday When will it end? Wednesday Teacher Notes to help with error correction: We make present continuous by adding ing to the base form of the verb. If the base form ends in an 'e' we drop the 'e' and add -ing unless it is a double e 'ee' eg: seeing If the base form ends in a single vowel and consonant eg: sit = sitting exceptions are consonants w,x,y eg: play = playing base form ending in ie eg: lie = lying base form ending in c eg: picnic add a k = picnicking

Preparation for the Speaking activity (7-8 minutes) • To prepare students for the speaking activity - asking and answering questions about Day 2 and 3 of the tour.

HO question recording sheet Chesting: Show Day 2 and 3 of my tour. "Here is Day 2 of the tour. Here is Day 3 of the tour." Modeling: Invite a S. (advanced student) give out Day 3 to the S. "You are going to work in pairs. One person will have information about Day 2 of the tour, and the other person will have information about Day 3 of the tour." T: Q."What is Donna doing on Monday morning?" S:........... A."She's ............................." S: Q................ T: A.................. "What other questions can we ask? (write on the WB) What ...................? (actions) (What is she doing/seeing in the .... /having for lunch?) Where .................? (places) (Where is she going/staying in .......) What other verbs could we use? (present continuous) Grouping: Divide the class in to As and Bs Organize the As and Bs on different sides of the classroom. Explain the HO Chesting: A's Here you need to write What and Where questions to find out what Donna (I) is doing on Day 2. In the morning, for lunch, in the afternoon and at night. B's Here you need to write What and Where questions to find out what Donna (I) is doing on Day 3. In the morning, for lunch, in the afternoon and at night. Write 5 questions. In the afternoon she is going to 2 places.

Productive Skills: Speaking and Writing in an Information Gap Activity (9-10 minutes) • To provide learners with speaking (and some writing practice) practice in using the present continuous.

HO tour sheet Grouping Organize Ss to sit in As and Bs (they need to have their papers with them) "Do not show your paper to your partner". Explanation 1 As have information about Day 3 and Bs have information about Day 2. Invite a S up Chesting: "I am A and you are B" "I am going to ask you the questions here." A asks one questions and write the answer in note form here. B asks one questions and writes the answer in note form here. Modelling: .................... Explanation 2 Chesting both sheets. After you have written the answers here for all the questions, you write the tour here. Show on the WB how to write the tour. Go to ............................. Have lunch at ................ Why are you not writing the present continuous here? (short information about the tour) Give out the HO Student asks each other the questions and make notes. Then complete the tour. Monitoring Are students using the present continuous to answer the questions? Are they writing down only the important details? (what, who or where) Extension When students have finished they check the tour with another pair A and B. Then for early finishers give out a question sheet for them to work in pairs and ask each other questions... What are you doing on? Where are you going on? FB WC WB "What is Donna doing on Day 2? Day 3?" "Do we all agree?"

Productive Skills: Speaking and Writing in a Find Someone Who ... activity (9-10 minutes) • To provide learners with semi controlled speaking practice using present continuous in the context of their own lives.

HO Find Someone who ... Explanation Chesting: "Find someone who is ....................." say each statement on the HO to the Ss. Modeling: Ask different Ss 1st question. When a S answers yes, write their name on the sheet and ask another question and record the answer in a full sentence. Then repeat with the 2nd question and another S. You can ask / write more questions here. Give out the sheet and invite Ss to stand up and mingle. Monitoring Record any errors to follow up on the WB at the end of the lesson. Look for correct use of verbs and pronoun, and inclusion of the article and contraction.

Productive Skill: Writing to record information (6-7 minutes) • To provide learners with writing practice using the present continuous.

HO Explanation Chesting: "Individually, look at the answers to the questions and write sentences to show what different people are doing". Presentation Elicit Ss to share what they have written.

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