To enable students to extend their understanding and use of there is/there are for highlighting affirmative, negative and interrogative forms in the context of a listening text about 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
To enable students to develop their listening skills in the context of a text about 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Procedure (45-54 minutes)
A brief GTKY activity. Show the pictures. Handout the strips and tell ss to match them with the pictures on the wall. Peer-checking.
Tell ss that they are going to listen to a documentary about a house. Ss listen to the documentary about the White House for the specifc information: What is the name of the House? Who lives there? Where is it? Peer checking: Ss tell the partner his/her answers. Handout the texts. Ss listen to the documentary again for detailed information and do the ex.3. Peer checking: Ss check their answers.
Ss look at the picture on Worksheet 1. Ask them the following questions and elicit the answers from Ss: How many birds are there? How many trees are there? How many bikes are there? Is there a boy? Is there a girl? Is there a dog? Is there a cat? Are there any balls? Are there any cars?
Hand out Worksheet 2. Highlight the meaning of 'there is / there are' on the w/b. Ask CCQs by using clasroom objcets. Highlight the form of 'there is/there are' on the w/b. Show the form of 'How many + plural noun + are there?' on the w/b. Highlight weak form/ strong form / linking /intonation on the w/b. Model and drill chorally and individually.
Ask ss to make sentences in the positive or negative form in ex1 on Grammar part. Ss write the sentences on their notebooks individually. Peer-checking: In pairs ss check their partners' sentences. If there are, ss correct their mistakes. Monitor and help ss if needed
A) In pairs ss make questions using the words in the table in ex.2 on Grammar (p.35) and ask the questions to their partners in turns. Check understanding (ICQs). Monitor and help ss if needed. Nominate two pairs to check the language. B) In pairs ss make questions by using 'How many' in ex.3 and ask the questions to their partners'. Check understanding (ICQs) Monitor and help if needed. Nominate two pairs to check the language.
Draw a basic map of my house on the board. Label the rooms and ask ss to guess which room is which. Make a short presentation about the house. Ss draw a map of their houses. They prepare a short presentation using the words from the lesson. Monitor and help ss if needed.