tina tina

a, an, the articles.
A2 level

Description

In this lesson, students will learn about definite and indefinite articles in the context of transportation through guided discovery. The class will start with some examples of the target language. Students then will guess the form and practice the basics. This is followed by some listening exercises of the weak forms of /ə /, /ən / and /ðə/ and some semi-controlled and controlled practices. Finally, the students engage in a freer speaking practice to provide personalised answers.

Materials

Abc face-to-face
Abc audio
Abc PPslides
Abc WB
Abc SB

Main Aims

  • For students to understand the articles and how they are used in the context of transportation.

Subsidiary Aims

  • For students to understand the weak forms of /ə /, /ən / and /ðə/ in listening activities.

Procedure

Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

_T: I want a bike. _T shows a picture of the bike she wants. _T asks to do the same. say s.th they want and show or draw the thing they want. _T encourages everyone to use a, an or the.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the form of the target grammar and when and how to use articles.

_T: I want an airplane. CCQ--> Do you see an airplane now? (no) Do you know what airplane I want? (no) Can you count airplanes? (yes) What is the first letter of the airplane? (a) Is airplane countable or uncountable? (countable) _T: This is the airplane I want. CCQ--> Do you know the airplane now? (yes) Do you know which airplane I'm talking about? (yes) _T explains the meaning of countable and definite. _T: I want to visit Barcelona. CCQ--> Can I say I want to visit the/a/an Barcelona? Or the Istanbul? (no) How about the UK or the United States of America? (yes) T explains we usually do not use articles for the name of the cities. _T: I want to go to Barcelona by train. CCQ--> Can I say by the/a/an train? (no) T explains we use no articles with some phrases: by bus, on foot, on holiday... _T: I want to visit the Sagrada Familia church. CCQ--> Can I say I want to go to Sagrada Familia church, or do I need the? (need the) T explains we usually use the before nouns when there's only one: the sun, the Eiffel tower... _T points to the picture and says: CCQ-->When do I want to visit it? Morning or night? (in the morning) T explains with some phrases we use the: in the morning, on the metro... _T: I think Barcelona is the best city on earth. CCQ--> Do I think London is better? (no) Do I prefer it to all the rest of the countries? (yes) T explains we use the in superlative forms because we compare s.th with all the rest of that group.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of articles.

_T uses the WB to clarify the form of articles with the help of students. _Ss give examples and help T to complete a chart.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To check the students understanding of the target language and prepare them for the next activities.

_T plays and audio and asks Ss to listen and fill the gaps. _T puts students in PW to check their answers together. _T monitors and gives FB. _T shows the answer key. _T sets another activity for students. _T puts students in PW to check their answers together. _T monitors and gives FB. _T shows the answer key.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To set harder activities to check the students comprehension of the target language and prepare students for free practice

_T plays and audio and asks Ss to listen and fill the gaps. _T puts students in PW to check their answers together. _T monitors and gives FB. _T shows the answer key. _T sets another activity for students. _T puts students in PW to check their answers together. _T monitors and gives FB. _T shows the answer key.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language and give meaningful and personalised answers.

_In PW Ss will talk about: I want to visit…. I want to travel by… What do you want to see in that city? When do you want to go to that place? I think … is the most … city. _T monitors. _then T asks about each Ss' partner. _T monitors, writes Ss mistakes gives FB. _Tpraises the Ss.

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