LP TP8 Muna
To provide fluency speaking practice in pair and group work in the context of controversial issues
To provide clarification and practice of expressing opinions; agreeing & disagreeing in the context of rules, right, and freedom
Procedure (33-43 minutes)
1 - T greets ss. 2 - T asks 'Are you all single? 3 - T asks again, 'Does being single make you happy?' 4 - T says, 'Do you want to know why I asked? Because I came across this....' 4 - T chests picture 'SINGLE PEOPLE ARE HAPPIER' a controversial issue taken from: https://www.tefllemon.com/15-controversial-statements-for-esl-speaking-classes. 5 - T says 'As you know - some people are with this idea; others aren't. 6 - T then tells ss 'Now, in pairs, discuss whether you like or dislike these ideas (chests 3 small cards). ICQs: Are you going to do this in pairs or in groups? pairs Are you going to speak or write? speak What will you discuss? like or dislike 7 - T distributes sets of 3 pictures to each pair. Set Timer: 2 minutes
1 - T tells ss, 'Again, look at the 3 pictures and put 'tick' if you like the idea or 'x' if you don't. You have 1 minute. ICQ: Do you have to look at the pictures you have again? Yes Will you discuss anything? No Will you write anything? Yes What will you write? tick or X Can you put an X for an idea you like? No Set Timer: 1 minute 2 - T asks those who liked idea 1 to raise their hands; T writes the number of ss on the coloured paper prepared for this which has the same picture and 2 sides - one with a 'tick' and one with an 'X'. T uses the same way to elicit 'all likes/dislikes they discussed'. 3 - T asks ss, 'When you said you liked/didn't like, what did you do? 4 - T writes on the board 'Express An Opinion'. 5 - T uses the coloured paper with statistics to relate and says, 'So when you express an opinion (T points at the ticks), you what? Agree 'What if you dislike the idea? Disagree' 6 - T finally says, 'When some people like an issue but others don't; what do we call this? Controversial
1 - T will MFP the blocking words below to prepare ss for the productive task. Refer to LA lexis sheet. a) terminally ill b) smack c) capital punishment d) compulsory
1 - T asks ss, 'Do you agree with the statement - we should all obey the rule?' 2 - T asks ss, 'So what language will you use to let me know you do?' 3 - T write that on the board. 4 - T asks again, 'What if someone disagrees?' 5 - T draws a table on the board 'express opinion; agree; disagree' and elicits more phrases from ss 6 - T tells ss, 'You have an exercise to do individually.'; T chests the exercise - table. 7 - T says, 'Put the statements above the table where they belong'. You have 3 minutes. ICQs: Are you going to do this alone? Yes Are you going to write anything in the table? Yes What are you going to write? the above statements Set Timer: 3 minutes (add 1 minute if needed) 8 - T asks ss to compare & convince their partner why they chose this. ICQs: Are you only going to check your answers? No What else will you do? give a reason Set Timer: 9 - T elicits 3 answers & asks why 10 - T passes out answer 'useful language' table on page 117 SB. 11 - T asks ss to flip paper over and drills chosen statements; T pays attention to intonation.
1 - T divides ss into groups. 2 - T hands out the controversial topics (part 1). 3 - T says, 'With your group, choose 3 topics you would like to discuss. You have 1 minute.' ICQs: Will this task be done in pairs or groups? groups How many topics are you going to choose? 3 How much time do you have to do s? 1 minute Set Timer: 1 minute 4 - T explains, 'Using part A here - chests useful language' discuss the 3 topics you chose' You have 4 minutes. ICQs: What part of the useful language will you use for this? A Is part A to express opinion or to agree & disagree? express opinion Set Timer: 4 minutes 5 - T changes the seating of ss. 6 - T repeats step 4 but with new controversial issue cards and focus should be on B from the useful language - agreeing & disagreeing. T repeats instructions. Set Timer: 4 minutes 7 - T changes seating of ss. 8 - T says, 'Again, choose 3 issues and discuss them with your group. You have 3 minutes to do that using useful language A & B. Then choose 1 of you to present the view of your group using part C. ICQs: Will you discuss the 5 topics? No How many topics will you discuss? 3 Will you express your opinion using parts A & B? Yes What will you do in the last minute? Present view of group
1 - T rearranges groups. 2 - T explains, 'With your group - agree on a different controversial topic you would like to discuss. Make sure you choose an interesting one!' You have 1 minute. ICQs: Are you going to start discussing? No Do have to agree on something? Yes What do you have to agree on? controversial issue Set Timer: 1 minute 3 - T says, 'You have 4 minutes to discuss; at the end of this, we will decide on the group who chose the most interesting issue. 4 - T elicits issues from groups and gets ss to choose the most interesting!
1 - T will walk around during the controlled and free practise activities to jot down good language used or problems ss faced. 2 - T will then address them on the board