To provide fluency speaking practice in a Conversation in the context of Sports
To provide clarification of language used for Introducing Sports in the context of Sports
To provide an environment where students feel supported and encouraged to speak
Procedure (45-55 minutes)
Speaking about the Olympics for 2 minutes. Teacher should prepare images and concepts within an anecdotal form to prepare students for the first set of questions to come. "This week is special. It’s the first time that the Summer olympics have been held in Japan since 1964, and only the third time they have been in Asia. Holding the olympics during a global pandemic wasn’t anyone’s first choice, but it looks like Japan, and the International Olympic Committee is determined to go ahead with the global sporting event. Maybe they think the logo is too well-designed to wait any longer." Teacher will then introduce some ideas that will be explored in breakout rooms.
Instead of modeling production in this short class. Students will have the opportunity to speak more and explore some questions and opinions with their partners (BOR) during this time. What is your favorite sport to watch? Why? Etc.
Two useful language tasks have been created for this lesson. 1. Students will explore the difference between the English usage of "Do", "Go", and "Play" when describing activities, such as sports. 2. Time - Allowing, students will be given the opportunity to work with the teacher in describing which features of their favorite sport are more or less important.
Students are asked to describe a sport or activity that they would like to try in the future. They are asked to answer several questions about this sport or activity while using the usage rules and vocabulary practiced earlier in this lesson.
Students should be given feedback on their performance. General FB along with specific examples should be provided for the students.