Brenda Lizeth Zamora Espinoza Brenda Lizeth Zamora Espinoza

TP8_Grammar_Brenda Zamora_CELTA
Upper-intermediate level


Main Aims

  • To provide practice and clarification of relative clauses in the context of celebrations around the world.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of relative clauses in the context of celebrations: Christmas history facts


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Through a set of images ss wil be introduced to the context of the lesson: celebrations. Using the following statements ss will agree or disagree with them: T will elicit some prioir knowledge about celebrations so after getting some ideas T will conduct ss attention to T/F statements adnd we will discuss them as OC. T will say:"Which of this images sounds familair to you? When are these celebrated in your country? Which is your favorite?" 1. Is known as "The day of the dead". TRUE / FALSE 2. People wish their children hapiness, good health and success. TRUE / FALSE 3. This celebration takes place on May 15th. TRUE / FALSE

Test #1 (4-5 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

T will display slide 2,3,4 in which ss will work in teams in order to deduce the correct answer to each text provided. Text 1) Mother's Day Text 2) Day of the dead Text 3) Children's Day T will set 5 minutes to develop this activity and T will say: "Ok class, today we'll going to start the class in a different way. This time you'll start working with your team. Together find out a way to complete the texts in slide 2,3 and 4. Use the phrases in the box to complete them". You have exactly 5 minutes. CCQs: Will you work in pairs? No CCQs: How much timw do you have? 5 minutes CCQs: Are you in the slide? Yes. While ss are discussing T will monitor in breakout rooms in order t identify their prior knowledge and ss understanding. At the same time, T will identify some possible DEC.

Teach (10-14 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

T will extract TL on a slide where ss can identify the meaning of each sentence. Through reflective questions T will guide ss to clasify and determine the use of each relative clause and how to use them in context. 1) It’s the day when children of all ages treat their mum to something special. CCQ: Is there a word that gives us more information about the day? Yes CCQ: Which one? When CCQ: Does it refer to date and time? Yes. 2. In Korea where the day has only been a holiday since 1975. CCQ: Which is the word that gives us more details about Korea? Where CQQ: Does it refer to a specific place? Yes. 3. Young servants who lived away from their families. CCQ: If I suppress the word -who- does the sentence make sense? No CCQ: Which is the subject in the sentence? Young servants CCQ: Is the word referring to the subject? Yes. As is referring to the subject the word -Who- can not be omitted. 4. Chocolate and sweets which are made into a variety of animal or skull shapes. CCQ: If I suppress the word - which- does the sentence make sense? Yes CCQ: Which is the object in the sentence? Chocolate and sweets CCQ: Is this word referring to the object? Yes. As is referring to the object the word is not strictly necessary. 5. On a day that has a special meaning as Mothering Sunday. CCQ: Does the sentence refer to a specific thing or date? Date

Test #2 (8-10 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

Ss will have access to the slide 14 where ss will complete the text using the correct relative clause according to the rules seen during the lesson. This time they will not receive a word box as a guidane as is freerer practice ss will analize the context to get the correct answer.

Feedback (3-4 minutes) • To provide students with feedback based on their answers.

T will conduct OCFB based on what I have listened while monitoring in Breakout Rooms. sS Will identify common mistakes and choose between multiple-choice. SS will decide if the relative pronoun could be omitted or not and explain the reason why.

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