Upper Intermediate level
To practice and revise verb-noun collocations by using words from the text with the context of unusual achievements.
To provide students with noun-verb collocations they can use everyday.
Procedure (38-46 minutes)
I will ask students to match the correct objects to the verbs they would appear with: 1. win - a competition. 2. cope with - university life. 3. show - great courage. 4. beat - your rivals. I will then ask students to create a narrative using a picture and some questions to help them create it: picture of a man studying Questions: What is he making an effort to do? (Make an effort = try) Is he making sense of the material? (making sense = understand something confusing) How much progress has he made? (make progress = achieve a degree of success) Students go into break out rooms and create a short story before discussing it in open class feedback.
I will make a short conversation, where students have to fill in the blanks using the TL Conversation: 1.HELP! I have to talk to my boss to _____ an important issue i've been having. 2. Is this your boss that you have been ______ ____ for some time now? 3. Yes I am _________ ________ with him 4. you have ______ great courage 5. Thank you I have been trying to ____ a good example. Answers: 1. raise 2. coping with 3. making progress 4. shown 5. set
Cover MFP of the TL Beat/ the other team: to defeat someone in a competition. Verb. One syllable. Cope with/ cope with financial problems: manage or deal with something difficult. Cope: Verb. One syllable. With: Having or including something/someone. Preposition. One syllable. Make/ make a fortune: to create something Verb. One syllable. Raise/ raise your standards/ raise an important issue/ raise money: to lift something to a higher position. To start to talking about a subject you want other people to consider. To collect money for a goal. Verb one syllable. Set/set a good example/ set a world record: behave in a good way you want others to copy. To reach a higher standard or level than has ever been reached. Verb. One syllable. Show/ show an interest in someone: to allow somebody to see something. Verb. One syllable. Win/ to win a prize : to get a prize in a game or a competition. Verb. One syllable.
I will give students a fill in the blank form to answer using the TL words. 1. They have managed to ____ ________ what was once thought impossible. 2. To help the world you can volunteer at an animal shelter or start a club with your friends or ____ _____ for the poor. 3. I finally ___ the world champion. 4. The team was losing in the first half, but by the end they managed to ___. 5. You never ____ ________ in my hobbies. 6. He worked so hard to ____ _______. 7. She is struggling to ____ ___ the heavy workload. Answers: 1. make possible 2. raise money 3. beat 4. win 5. show interest 6. set a record 7. cope with Students go into break out rooms and discuss their answers, check if they agree with each other, before open class feedback.
I will ask the students to use the TL words and ask their peers questions using this words: win, beat, raise, show, set, cope with, make. They will do this in break out rooms and then we will discuss in open class feedback.