Going Shopping 4
To provide writing practice of a short text in the context of shopping
To provide review, clarification and practice of various tenses and structures in the context of going shopping
Procedure (45-54 minutes)
Ss read the title and the first paragraph of the text to discuss the questions in small groups of 3 or 4.
In exercise 2, Ss read the text quickly and in pairs, they decide which thing they think is the coolest. Pairs compare their answers as an open class activity, T writes the winning word on board. Money banks?, Trainers? or Sunglasses?
In exercise 3, Ss underline the answers to the questions given in the first paragraph of the text. T asks a student to read aloud the questions again. Ss change pairs and compare answers before checking as a class.
In exercise 4, Ss read Maria's text again and focus on different tenses and structures. T elicits different tenses and structures and highlights them on board. e.g.: I was --Past Simple Tense T asks CCQs to clarify the tenses and structures. e.g.: Is last week a finished time period? Can I use 'I have been' instead of 'I was'? Why not?
In exercises 5 and 6, Ss write a short text by answering the questions and focusing on the instructions. T monitors and walks around the classroom to answer individual questions either on lexis or grammar. Fast finishers swap texts and peer check.
T takes notes of questions asked by Ss during the writing process and goes over them by eliciting correct answers as an open class activity.