TP4 LP_Saskia Claessens
Upper intermediate level
To practise and revise comparative forms in the context of collectable and expensive koi fish.
Learners will have also practised their reading skills (skimming for gist) and their speaking skills.
Procedure (39-36 minutes)
T displays 3 pictures, ss go in BOR to predict what text is about. T conducts OCFB.
T sets gist task, ss skim text for gist. Comparative forms in text are bold and will most likely catch students' eye. Instructions: Skim the text for gist and decide what the general idea of the text is. You have 2 min. Ss check answers in BOR, T conducts OCFB.
Covers the meaning, form and pronunciation of 4 comparative forms through a guided discovery task. First task will be conducted in open class. Ss complete guided discovery task individually. Ss check answers in BOR, T conducts OCFB. Choral drilling model sentences.
Students do a task where they choose the correct one out of two comparative forms. They check answers in BOR. T conducts OCFB. Instruction: Choose the correct forms so the two sentences have the same meaning e.g. Koi fish are nearly as/far more exotic than/as angelfish. (Koi fish are exotic, angelfish are very exotic)
Students complete a communicative task to practise using the TL by discussing in BOR which pet they prefer (cat, dog or koi fish) and why. T gives demo. T monitors in BOR.
T conducts OCFB following up on the Free Practice stage. T shares examples of learners' production and sets task in pairs/small groups for learners to identify the correct and incorrect sentences and correct the latter ones. If short on time, correction in open class instead of BOR.