TP 5b (wednesday)
To provide detailed reading practice using a short story in Perfect Simple "The Businessman and the Fisherman"
To provide gist reading practice using a short story in Past Simple "The Businessman and the Fisherman"
To provide fluency speaking practice in a dialogue in the context of the short story "The Businessman and the Fisherman"
Procedure (30-45 minutes)
Before the video, I will ask the ss: What are the men on the boat doing? Hopefully their answer after watching the video will be: "fishing".
1. I will pair them. Then I will ask them to pick one of three possible meanings for a word. We will do one example together, then I will hand out the sheet and the ss will start to work. Feedback: The right answers will be written outside of the classroom. The new words will be: fleet, export, catch, siesta, businessman, fisherman, boat, yellowfin tuna fish. 2. Then we wil DRILL the new words. (Alltogether, in groups, the boys, the girls, whisper, loud..etc.)
I`ll pair the ss. Before I project the picture on the white board, I will ask them: "What is it about? What do they do?" Then I´ll project the picture onto the board and ask them to discuss with their neighbours. During this process, I will monitor them closely to get an idea of the class level and of their personal levels and to correct possible mistakes on the spot. After that, I will ask for their opinions (quick feedback)."What did they do?" Thanks to my close monitoring, I should be able to nominate a pair with the right answer.
I will show the ss the HO by chesting it. Then I will ask them: "Where was the businessman? Who did he meet?" and the I will give them 1 minute to read. Once the time is up, I will check for their answers by nominating some of the ss.
I will show the HOs (both) and explain that they should read the text and do the true/false exercise. For this, they work individually. Then I will divide the ss. into 2 big groups and ask them to check their answers in their group. I will give them the cut-ups and hopefully they will pin the correct answer on the board under the category "true" or "false". I will correct their answers with the ss, after they have finished pinning them on the white board (delayed feedback).
I will pair the ss. Before I give out the HOs, I will show the ss the unfinished dialogue and ask them to finish it. I will elicit one answer from one of the ss. I will ask ICQs to make sure the understood the task, if I think it is necessary. Then I will have to monitor them closely to make sure they do it right. Correction on the spot is neccessary here, as this a preparation for the next freer practise exercise.
I will now ask the ss to perform the dialogues with their partners. For thois, they will sit face to face. I will monitor them cloesely. Error correction on the spot is neccessary here. The I will ask the ss if one pair wants to come into the front and perform the dialogue.