Room to Let
A2 (Elementary) level
To provide Ss with detailed and inference reading practice using an excerpt from classified ads in the context of renting accommodation
To provide Ss with fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of accommodation of preference
Procedure (37-50 minutes)
Write Ss names on the board (jumbled) ask each to stand in front of his/her name. Ask two Ss to recite everyone's names.
Start telling your anecdote : 'I come to Turkey. But I need somewhere to stay. I need ...?' Elicit the word 'accommodation' Clarify Meaning using pictures on PPT. Run PPT slide3 and pre-teach 'pcm' and 'rent'. Say: 'I don't have money. Can I buy a house? No. Can I rent a house? Yes. Do I have to pay every month? Yes'. Model and drill. 'I need accommodation'/'I need to rent a house/room' Recycle as necessary
Ask 'When you want to rent a house, Where do you look? Newspaper Advertisement' Elicit the word advertisement. Clarify Meaning using pictures in PPT sld. 4 and LA sheet. Tell Ss there are words in ads that you don't know. Ask pairs to go to the w/b and stick the words on the correct picture. Ss peer-check in groups w/c FB Model and drill the new vocabulary. Elicit the MP. Record on w/b. Give plenty of examples. Personalise where appropriate (house-sit, etc) refer to LA sheet. OPTIONAL (RECYCLING) elicit by random pictures/Qs from the following slides.
Tell Ss 'you are going to read advertisements about different accommodation from a newspaper' Give out hand-outs. (Do NOT instruct while distributing) Set task 1. Say 'read the ads. complete the chart.' Demonstrate ad 1. Give 5 minutes. T monitors. Ss peer-check w/c FB: Ss complete the chart on the board. ask 'do you agree' If wrong answers, ask for explanation. Ask 'why free/5 people?'
Tell Ss 'you are going to read about some people. Which accommodation is good for them? why? discuss in pairs.' Set a time limit. Ask Ss to stand up and go to different corners where the profiles are installed. change pairs and/or profiles after 2 minutes. T monitors. Ss peer-check with another group. w/c FB: T asks one or two Ss to talk about their choices. Ask if others agree. (no right/wrong answers)
Give instructions. Say' you are going to work in groups of three (show with fingers) and answer this question 'Which accommodation would you like to live in? Why' Give Ss the language they need from the model on PPT. Model and drill as necessary. ICQ 'Are you going to write or speak? Speak. About what? which accommodation we like. Alone or in groups? in groups.' T monitors for delayed correction. Put Ss in groups of six for peer-check. OPTION: change pairs or set a new question: 'which one don't you like? What is your dream accommodation?' w/c FB: ask one or two individuals to explain their answers
If you have time, give Lg FB on the board. Point out the good language use. Encourage and motivate Ss. Say 'you speak very well. All correct sentences. look here. but one or two small problems.' Reformulate most common errors and mistakes by eliciting from Ss.