TP 6 Will Grice
Upper Intermediate level
To introduce and practice different ways of comparing nouns.
For Ss to practice their speaking and listening skills in the context of comparing cats and dogs.
Procedure (37-42 minutes)
I will ask Ss if they have any pets and ask them to briefly describe them for me. I will start off by describing my dog Gypsy and using some of the language we will be looking at.
Ss will be given the text with several phrases highlighted in red, all of which compare nouns. Ss will be asked to organize the phrases based on how much of a difference they show: no difference, small difference, or big difference. (5 mins) We will check our answers together as a class. (1-2 mins)
The language clarification will be more of a guided discovery, as Ss will be given 5 different questions where they will have to find the meaning of the sentence themselves from two to three different choices (1-2 mins). After Ss have correctly discovered the meaning of the grammar, we will cover the form and pronunciation of said structures (5 mins).
Ss will be given a paragraph that compares cats and dogs together, but there will be some gaps that they have to fill in. If there are four or more Ss, I will put them in pairs and have them work together, if there are three or less I will just have them all work together to complete the task (5-6 mins). I will go over the answers with the Ss and perform any feedback necessary (3 mins).
Ss will be asked to think of ways they would compare dogs and cats to each other, and have to share their thoughts with other Ss. If there are 4 or more Ss they will work in pairs, if there are 3 or less than they will all work together. After they have shared, the Ss will be asked to say if they agree or disagree with what their partner(s) said (9-10 mins). After the Ss have finished this portion of the task, I will perform any DEC needed (5 mins).