What's your name? ( Unit 1 - Cycle 1 )
Interchange Intro Level - A1 level
In Unit 1, students say hello, make introductions, and say good-bye and exchange contact information. By the end of Cycle 1, students will be able to say 'hello' and make introductions using 'my', 'your', 'his', and 'her'.
1 - CONVERSATION - Learning Objective: use 'my' and 'your' while saying 'hello' and making introductions.
To provide fluency speaking practice in a -Hi. 'My' name's Carlos. 'What's' your name? in the context of Introductions
2 - SNAPSHOT - Learning Objective: talk about popular names in the U.S. and their own countries.
4 - SPEAKING - Learning Objective:To provide accuracy speaking practice in a - How do you spell your last name? H-A-Y-A-S-H-Y? -No, it's H-A-Y-A-S-H-I. in the context of Interview
5 - LISTENING - Learning Objective: To provide specific information listening practice using a text about Your name, please? in the context of Spelling names
6 - WORD POWER - Learning Objectives: To provide clarification of Titles for men and women in the context of Miss Kato (single females) - Mrs.Jones (married females) - Ms.Yong (single or married females) - Mr.Rodriguez (single or married males)
7 - SPEAKING - Learning Objective: To provide fluency speaking practice in a - Hello,Mr. Cooper. 'How are you'? - 'I'm ok', thank you. in the context of Saying hello
3 - GRAMMAR FOCUS - Learning Objective: To provide practice of ask and answer questions with What's ... name? and my, your, his and her in the context of Introductions
Procedure (59-78 minutes)
* Students make name cards. Then they place the name cards on their desks. * Books closed. Introduce myself: - "My name is Claudete / I'm Claudete". -Wha's your name? Individually students - I't's nice to meet you!" * Students practice
* - "Open your books!" - "Say the names in the conversation" *Listen to the conversation. * ' I'm ' and 'My name is' have the same meaning * ' I'm sorry, what's your last name again' = 'Please, repeat your last name.' * To explain the meaning of 'too' - draw two girls on the board - Point to one and say: 'My name is Isabella.' - Then point to the other and say: 'My name is Isabella too.' * '- It's nice to meet you!' - '- It's nice to meet you TOO! ' * Play the audio program again. Ss listen and read silently. Then they practice the conversation in pairs. * For a new way to practice this conversation, try Look Up and Speak! (Fresh ideas - photocopiable) * Focus Ss attention on the first and last names in the box - Model with your own name - Say: - 'My first name is ...' - 'My last name is ...' * Pair Work * For a new way to practice this conversation, try Moving Dialog (Fresh ideas - photocopiable)
* Explain that these are popular names in English. * A nickname is an informal name for a person, place or thing. *Play audio program. Ss listen and repeat. * Write this on the board: What's the nickname for Michael? = Mike MICH we change the spelling for the nickname. * Read the focus questions: - What are some popular names and nicknames in your/our country? - Do you have a nickname? What is it? - What are the nicknames for the following names in Brazil? - Francisco : _______________, _______________, _______________. - Joaquim : _______________, _______________, _______________. - Maria : _______________, _______________, _______________.
* Play the audio program for the Grammar Focus box. Ss listen and read silently. - What are the people doing? ( Shaking hands / meeting ) each other / introducing themselves. * Read the example aloud. Ss complete the task individually. Elicit the answers. PAIR WORK * Ss practice in pairs using their own names and the names of other Ss. Repeat the procedure changing pairs.
A * Play the first part of the audio program. Ss listen and read silently. Then play the first part of the audio program again. Ss listen and repeat. * Ss practice the alphabet in pairs, taking turns reading the letters. B * Class activity: * Explain the task to the students * Play the second part of the audio program. Ss listen and read silently. Then play the second part again. Ss listen and repeat * Model the task with a S. Then Ss go around the class with their notebooks and complete the task.
* Read the four pair of names aloud.Point out that the names in each pair have the same pronunciation. *Play the first conversation in the audio program and model the task. Then play the rest of the audio program, pausing after each conversation. Ss listen and complete the task. * Ss compare their answers in pairs. Then write the answers on the board.
* Focus Ss atention on the box with titles. Read each title aloud and ask student to repeat. * Explain that we use titles with last names. Remind Ss of the meanings of male and female. * Ask the class: " Who uses the title Miss? Mrs.? Ms.? Mr.? * Explain that the end punctuation for Mrs., Ms. and Mr. is a period. * Play the audio program. Ss listen and repeat. *** Option: To help Ss recognize the difference between Miss and Ms., ask them to put their hands on their throats and say the words. The sound /s/ in Miss has no vibration, but the sound /z/ in Ms. has a vibration.
A * Focus Ss attention on the pictures. * Play the audio program once or twice. Ss listen and read silently. * Elicit the expressions that mean "hello" and write them on the board ( Hi, Good morning, Good afternoon, Good evening, Hello) Encourage Ss to use the pictures to guess the meanings of the morning, afternoon, and evening. * Play the audio program again, pausing after each short conversation.Ss listen and repeat. B - Class Activity: *Books closed. * Explain and model the first task. Write formal greetings on the board. Then greet several Ss using titles. *** For a new way to practice greetings, try Musical Dialog (Fresh Idea - download it from the Presentation Plus from the Resources) END OF CYCLE 1