Teaching Practice 1
to enable students to read a text for gist and retain the general information
to assist students to comprehend the purpose of the written text
To provide speaking practice through learners' interacton in the context of tourism and travelling
to give students opportunity to find out new vocabulary of other tourist sights
Procedure (18-45 minutes)
First, I introduce myself to students and remind them of the country where I come from. I inform them that it is obvious that I am a tourist in Turkey and say an anecdote about a tourist went to London with only one sentence in mind 'what's your name?'. The anecdote will be a kind of a warm up. Subsequently, I turn on the power point presenter to illustrate students some pictures of jungle, ruins, citadel, cable car, and trail and try to elicit the right word. It goes without saying that the vocabulary taken from students have to do with the text they are going to read; 'The Ruins of Machu Picchu'.
At this stage I will mix the pictures on the same power point presenter and ask students to remember the words written above the picture previously illustrated. Ask them to drill every word individually, and then in pairs, and then in groups with an average speed and then much faster. Praise students every time they memorize. Once the target words are retained I give students thumbs up and move a step further.
At this step of the lesson, I inform students of some tourist sights I like to visit in my country Algeria and then will ask them to put down five places they would like to visit or they have already visited. Afterward, students mingle and inform each of what they have written and exchange sights names and places with each other. In few minutes, I draw a discussion to close and a WCFB will be taken to get some ideas.
It is time for students to have a look at the HOs I give to each and everyone and discuss in pairs or in groups the three questions of the speaking part. The questions will be about touristm in the student's respective country. The answers will be exchanged between students and then WCFB will be delivered for a counter-check.
Students will be required to read a text for 3 minutes and answer individually the 7 questions of true or false statements. I will make sure that the students well get the questions and keep monitoring while they are working. Afterward they check their responses with their classmates or with their partners. A WCFB will be taken to check the answers together after providing the answer key. Students will move to exercise three that requires them to underline the arguments for and against the cable cars in Machu Picchu and they have to justify their reply. The task will be done in pairs and I get a WCFB by the end.