CELTA Teaching Practice 4
Beginner Adults level
To provide fluency speaking practice in 'wh' questions in the context of holidays and English class.
To provide review of perfect present statements in the context of holidays and school.
Procedure (41-53 minutes)
~~Put students in pairs. ~~Instruct students to talk with their partner about what they do during Bayram. ~~Find out what 2 or 3 students do during Bayram for feedback.
~~show students the cut-apart sentences, highlighting the 'wh' words. ~~explain as I mime doing that they will stick the pieces of paper on the wall in order to form 'wh' questions. ~~divide students into 3 teams, approximately 4 students in a team. ~~note that students did the same activity with different target language two days ago, so this activity will not need much explanation.
~~students will race against each other to form the same 5 'wh' questions. ~~The 5 questions are Where // do you // go for Bayram? When // does he // go home? Who // do you // go with? What // do they // do for Bayram? How much // is it? // indicate where it is cut into separate pieces of paper.
~~Ask for a student from each team to read a sentence they made. ~~Point out to students that "do/does+pronoun" can go with any sentence EXCEPT "how much"
~~Mime with the handout and model on the board that students will match the correct answer with the question. ~~Check answers in pair
~~Write on the board "Who _______ ___________?" and elicit a full question. Change the pronoun and elicit the different being verb. ~~Write on the board "Who _____ ______ _______?" and elicit a who/do/pronoun/verb question. Get students to verbally manipulate it with different verbs and pronouns. ~~Repeat verbally with 'when' 'what' and 'where', emphasizing that 'do/does' goes with verbs and 'is/are' with being. If students are struggling to grasp the concept, elicit the form onto the board.
~~highlight the reduction of 'do you' ~~highlight the contraction of 'who's' ~~keep students interested by using choral, group, and varied tone drilling.
~~Show students one of the prompts HO. Elicit/model a question on the board with it. ~~Put students into 3 groups and ask them to work together. ~~Give each student a prompt and ask them to write their question on the back of the paper.
~~tell students we want to practice asking a lot of 'wh' questions. Demo that each time someone asks you a question you write your name on the back of their handout. When time is up person with the most signatures win. ~~ICQs: "Do you write your question?" No. "Do you talk to only 1 person?" No. ~~have everyone stand up and mingle.
~~See who got the most signatures ~~Correction of any errors observed during WC mingle