To enable students to better understand yes/no questions.
To enable studenrs to develop their listening skills in the context of a text about search engines and technology.
Procedure (37-49 minutes)
Show students a photo of the creators of Google and elicit them to discover what they know about them.
Students do a vocabulary activity before reading the text. In this case, students associate a word with an image.
Students do a matching activity. They match the four paragraphs of the text to their corresponding headings.
Elicit students to say how they would ask someone if they did something. Example: - So, how would you ask someone if they turn off the computer? This would give them the chance to mention a yes/no question in the past simple form. After they've done that, you tell them that what they just said is called a yes/no question in the past simple and that those are used to check if someone did something. Then, you introduce the form with a table that shows the questions and the short answers.
Students rewrite sixyes/no questions in the correct order. Once they finish, yopu check their answers. Then, they will listen to an audio about Larry and Sergey's lives and they will answer the yes/no questions they rewrote in the previous activity. All of the students will work on the same slide but each one will anwer only one question. Next, they do a pronunciation activity. This activity consists of them finding the stress in words realted to the text and audio and collocating them in one of the following boxes: -Stress on the first syllable -Stress on the second syllable -Stress on the third syllable
Students work in pairs. Each students asks two yes/no question to their partner and they answer with short answers. They can ask follow-up questions to make the free practice more dynamic.