To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in dialogues in the context of giving directions
To provide clarification and practice of functional language used for asking and giving directions
Procedure (35-46 minutes)
Brainstorm: Show the video 'Personal GPS Navigation' and ask what the man in the truns is doing. Try to elicit 'givin directions'. The ss have a quick brainstorm and share their ideas with each other. The ss are introduced to the context of the lesson.
Tell the ss that they will match directions (from 1-8) with diagrams (a-h). Give the handout to the ss. The ss work in PAIRS. After finishing, project the answer key on the board. If there are any problems, explain the phrases by the help of the diagrams. You can also create situations or draw them on the board if needed. Directions: go straight on, go past the gym, go down Main Street until the end, turn right, turn left, it's on the right/left, take the second left, take the second right.
Tell the ss that they will listen to the recording about giving directions and complete the dialogue. The ss listen to the recording and complete the dialogue ALONE and then check in PAIRS. Project the dialogue on the board. Students will come and write their answers. Then W/C F/B.
The ss work in PAIRS to role-play the dialogue. Put the ss in pairs and tell them that in each pair, 1 student will be the tourist and the other will be the person from Izmir. Project a possible beginning of a dialogue on th board to lead the ss into the activity. The tourist will choose a location on the map and ask questions to get there. The person from Izmir will help the tourist by giving correct directions. Then the ss change the roles and role-play the dialogue again. Monitor and correct the errors on the spot.
Change the pairs. Tell the ss that they will work with the same map. This time, in each pair, 1 student chooses 2 places on the map and give directions for them one by one. The other student tries to understand the location. After one student in a pair gives directions for 2 places, they change roles and the other student chooses 2 places and gives directions. Monitor and correct the errors on the spot.
Competition: Divide the ss into two groups. Give each group the same map. 1 student from each group wears a blindfold and the others try to lead the ss with blindfolds to the right location by giving correct directions. 4 ss will wear the blindfold from each group one by one and try to find the right location. In each turn, T gives the same location to each group. First group to finish will be the winner. Monitor the ss all the time carefully. the ss line up. the student next to him/her tries to led the student with the blindfold to the right location by giving correct directions. Play the game until each student takes his/her turn. Game set-up: T puts 6 different locations around a square in the middle on the floor for each group. In each turn, the student with the blindfold must face the correct direction (the direction where the right location is placed).