TP 5 - listening
To introduce and provide practice of speaking for fluency using frequency expressions.
To provide speaking practice for gist in the context of expressions of frequency.
To provide MFP clarification of new lexical items in the context of frequency expressions.
Procedure (43-55 minutes)
3 mins Introduce the topic of frequency of expressions by showing pictures of daily, weekly, and annual activities (for example, showering, driving a car, going on vacation). Then provide a personal example or two of what I do with frequency (eg teach once a week) Then ask students to give some examples of what they do with a particular frequency.
- 7 mins - Continuing on from Lead In, use images of common activities done with a lot of frequency (eg using cell phone), and activities less frequently done (eg buying a car). - Go through frequency expressions in the story on p.80 of the text (eg once every three minutes).
- 7 mins - Once frequency expressions have been explained in Useful Language section, introduce questions that accompany frequency expressions (eg 'how often do you do...'; 'how many times do you...';). Go through question formation on slides (eg how many times + present verb/action + noun; how many + noun + past verb) - Go through several different question an answer statements, in different contexts, again using images (eg 'How many times do you go to the gym?' 'I go to the gym 3 times a week') - MFP of some statements previously used in slides, as well as choral drill (individual drill if time permits and particular students need help).
- 20 mins - Work through Ex 6 on page 80 of the coursebook (initially looking at sections that have already been completed, and then go through the blank gap exercise together as a group - blanks are 'twice a week' and 'every hour'. - Ensure all are clear on the task, ask for questions about the task - Send students to break out rooms in pairs or threes; TL to be sent to all through message as a reminder - Observe students speaking, note errors
- 8 mins - Conduct OCFB based on class observations. - DEC on slides for particular and general problems identified.