Countries and flags
To provide accuracy speaking practice in a Conversation in the context of countries
To provide fluency speaking practice in a Conversation in the context of contries and flags
Procedure (41-59 minutes)
Books closed. Write the name of the country you are in now on the board. Elicit or teach the word country. Elicit or teach the word countries.
Point to the different flags on the visual and ask: What countries can you see?
Put students into pairs and give them 2 minutes to try and say what countries they can see in the picture. Take FB as a class. Write students’ ideas on the board.
Play the recording for students to listen to other people talk about the picture. Do the speakers say the names of the countries on the board? Check answers as a class (the UK, Spain, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, the USA, China and Japan).
In pairs, students think of other countries they know in English. Take feedback as a class and write any new countries on the board.
Go through the pictures of some landmarks from the countries that we have seen in the previous ex, and illicit the name of the country in which every landmark is in.
Divide the class into three or four groups, I will remove the names of the landmarks from the board but keep the names of the countries, then I will give each group a set of blank sheets where they have to write the names of the landmarks they have seen earlier and any landmarks they know from the same country, or anything else that identifies the country. Then I will proceed to switch the papers of the groups, this way each group will end up with the sheets of another, then I will give them pictures of the countries, and ask each group to match the pictures of the countries with the landmarks.
Open books, Demonstrate the classroom language. Say: Listen. and put my hand to my ear, andplay recording 1.2 (just play the speaker saying Track 1.2 then stop the audio). Point to the picture and repeat the word: Listen. Use a similar procedure for the other classroom language on this page. Work in pairs (stand next to a confident student and gesture to encourage other students to find a partner too.) Books closed. Play recording 1.2 and do the movements for each action, encourage the Ss to do them with me