To introduce and practice expressions of quantity
To provide practice of expressions of quantity in the context of traveling
To provide clarification of expressions of quantity in the context of traveling
Procedure (28-33 minutes)
First, after welcoming the students, I will start with a commentary/anecdote: "As I've told before, I love to travel, I am 24 years old and I have already been to 10 different countries, but I haven't been to Australia yet, and I'd love to" Then, I will ask the students to discuss in pairs or small groups (depends on the size of the class), the following questions for the next 2 minutes: Have you ever been to Australia? What do you think is the best thing to do in that country? Then, I will ask individually to 2 different students what they would like to do there (1 min feedback)
In this task, I will share a Google Form with a text on the chat and ask the students to read it quickly and to find 3 different expressions for: 1. Many / Much 2. Not many / Not much 3. Some I will instruct them to do this individually and for 4 minutes only. They can write down the answers on a text box in the same Google Form. I will openly ask to the class "How many expressions do we have to find in total?" They should answer "9". Then ask one student: "How much time do we have?" The Students should answer "4". Students read the text and write down the answers. After that, they check their answers for 1 minute in breakout rooms, either in pairs or small groups (depends on the amount of students). Finally, they comeback to the group and the teacher conducts OCFB with asking for 1 different expression for each word.
In this task, I will share my screen with a Google Presentation, showing 2 different examples I have chosen from the same text and clarify MFP. For this, I have selected: 1. Many / Much: Plenty - Lots 2. Not many / Not much Hardly any - Lack of 3. Some A few - Several For meaning, I will share a slide where students have to match the expressions I have selected with the main words as synonyms. This mini activity will be called "Find the synonym". I will directly ask one student at the time to give the answer. Asking CCQs Then, I will show 1 image, one showing someone with a lot of bananas and ask: "Am I buying lots of bananas or just a few?" (lots of) The hardest expression could be "lack of" so, in the Form section, I will ask: Is Lack a noun or verb? (Noun) Could it be a verb? (Yes, then show example with picture) Asking CCQs In this slide, I will show two pictures with 2 different monkeys, one with one banana and the other one with a lot of them, then ask: Which monkey lacks of bananas? Has a lack of bananas? For pronunciation, I will come back to the first slide and ask students to repeat the word after me. Only 3 different words.
For this, I will share another Google form where they have to fill blanks on sentences. Only 3 sentences, this will take them 2 minutes. They have to do this individually and then T conducts OCFB checking the correct answers asking different students individually.
This activity will be held in pairs (if possible) in breakout rooms. Students have to talk about one trip they did and say: - All the activities they did - All the things they ate - What the place lacks of - What the place has too many of The other student should write down the his/her peer said and share it to the class in the OCFB. Finally, ask is there is any questions left and check errors.