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TP 8 - Question Tags (text-based)
Intermediate level


Abc TP 8 materials

Main Aims

  • Introduce and practice tags in the context of travel and getting stranded.

Subsidiary Aims

  • reading for gist
  • reading for detail
  • fluency speaking


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

- Google site: https://sites.google.com/view/tp8-youre-stranded-arent-you/home - "You're Stranded, Aren't You?" - SpongeBob - what is "stranded"? being stuck somewhere with no way out - Have you ever been stranded while traveling? OCFB - group discussion about being stranded or lost somewhere while traveling

Highlighting (Gist Task) (7 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

- gist task Google form: https://forms.gle/5tfhUBCnkNtx3VKP8 Script: Ollie: What time is it? Oh, hi, Mom. It’s a bit early, isn’t it? Sophie: Oh, yes, I suppose it is. Look, Ollie, I’ve got to ask you a really huge favor … Ollie: Slow down, Mom. I’m not awake yet. Sophie: Sorry, love. It’s just that I’ve got a bit of a problem. I’ve broken down … Ollie: Hang on, you’re in a desert in the middle of Australia, aren’t you? Sophie: It’s not exactly a desert, you know. It’s called the outback. Ollie: Mom! It’s really dangerous to get stuck out there! Sophie: It’s not so bad, but I need you to find someone in Alice Springs who will come and get me. Tell them that I’m about two hours away on the Stuart Highway, south of Alice. I can’t look for information because there’s no mobile coverage here and I can’t get the internet. Ollie: So how are you phoning me? Sophie: On my satellite phone, of course. Daisy: What’s going on? Mom isn’t in trouble, is she? Ollie: Yes … Sophie: No, I’m fine. I’ve got plenty of food and water. Ollie: But it must be really hot out there. Daisy: Oh, we told you not to drive in the outback on your own, didn’t we? Sophie: Listen, you two, I’m absolutely fine. I just need a bit of help with a phone call. These things happen when you travel independently. You can’t expect to see the world without a few little problems. Daisy: Uh oh, I can feel the travel versus tourism lecture coming on. Sophie: That’s enough from you two. Ollie, the satellite number is on the fridge. Give me a call when you’ve arranged something. Ollie: OK, Mom, it’s your phone bill. Keep cool! Sophie: I’ll try. Bye loves, and thanks! Ollie: I think she might be getting a bit old for this sort of traveling, don’t you? Daisy: Nah, she’ll be OK. She’s a lot tougher than you or me. I can’t imagine her doing anything else, can you? Questions: - Who is stranded in this conversation? - Do the daughters on the phone seem surprised by this?

Clarification (15 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

- Intensive reading - BORs question tags: • …, isn’t it? • …, aren’t you? • …, is she? • …, didn’t we? • …, can you? - GD task - Ask Ss to explore the text and find the 5 question tags by asking: "Find 5 places in the text where someone confirms information that they already think they know." give Ss 5 minutes in BORs

Controlled Practice (8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

- CP - BORs Google form: https://forms.gle/eVXrk963sRjMhgZR9 1. You’re Italian, aren’t you? 2. You aren’t a doctor, are you? 3. You don’t smoke, do you? 4. You play a musical instrument, don’t you? 5. You didn’t know any of the other students before, did you? 6. Our teacher hasn’t taught you before, has she? 7. You will be here tomorrow, won’t you? - Answer Key

Free Practice (8 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

- freer practice - BORs (5 minutes max) Write your own sentence with a question tag for each number. I have given you the subject and verb you should use! Ex. I / am 1. I / told 2. You / are 3. We / haven't 4. They / won't - Google form: https://forms.gle/yzJXGjCE7DNk5XQv7 - OCFB / DEC

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