contrasting linking words
For students to use contrasting conjunctions (although, even though, despite and in spite of)in the context of daily conversations.
For students to practice speaking for fluency using contrasting conjunctions.
Procedure (35-51 minutes)
- T show a picture and asks Ss to guess the story. - Ss guess and T guides them to give correct answers.
- T puts Ss into two teams, and they are going to engage in a game of bamboozle in the context of contrasting conjunctions. - Ss decide in their team what is the correct answer. - T gives the scores and praises if they give the right answers.
T shows a picture, clarifies the form, teaches it through a story, and draws the Ss attention to the target language. - T first gives the meaning of the four conjunctions and ask Ss if they see any similarities between the meanings. (yes) clarifies the differences and how we use them. - T writes the form. - Ss give their own examples to each form. - highlights the pronunciation.
- T sets up a task for students to connect two clauses in a sentence with a conjunction in the brackets. - Ss will have 4 minutes to finish them individually. - Ss will check their answers in PWs together. - T shows the AK and gives FB.
- T gives 2 minutes to the students to make a story using linking words they have learnt and note it down. - T puts Ss in pairs to tell their stories to each other and asks students to write or memorise their partner's story. - T monitors the breakout rooms and writes down Ss mistakes. - Ss report back of what have learnt from each other's stories.
- T writes down some of the mistakes on the board and discusses them with the students. - T praises the Ss who used the target language correctly.