RALF TP 5 UPPER-INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
UPPER-INTERMEDIATE LEVEL level
by the end of the lesson the students should know how to form nouns and gerunds. They will then know that some nouns are exactly the same as the verb.
to practice speaking for fluency in the context of "life' ups and downs"
to provide an opportunity for learners to talk about their own experience
Procedure (40-48 minutes)
I will talk a little about my last office job and why I quit (it did not make me happy). The students will get to know me better and it provides a good lead-in
As second part of the lead in , I will ask the students to work in pairs and speak about: "Is your job making you happy" and "What would you like to change?" (I will write these 2 sentences on the WB) ... Then I will ask them to tell us what their partner said. (WH)
I will split up the class in 3 or 4 groups. I will write down several words with the suffix - tion (nation, accommodation, attention) and elicit the word "suffix" from them. I will write down 8-9 kinds of suffixes. Each group has to write down as many nouns as possible, not only from the text. The group with the highest number of nouns with suffixes has won.
I will ask the students to fill out exercise 1a. They should not look at the text when doing this. then WC: comparing of the answers (with the fish) At the end, I will provide the answer key.
Using the words they students have found in exercise 1a, I will explain the most common suffixes, the use of gerunds. I will elicit more example for the gerund construction from the students.I will explain that the suffixes are usually not stressed ("employee" is an exception) CCQ: Are some nouns and verbs identical? yes Can gerunds have the function of a noun or object? yes Is the verb “enjoy” followed by a gerund or by an infinitive? by a gerund After that: Backchaining drill of: I enjoy doing absolutely nothing. Doing exercise and companionship are keys to happiness.
I will make the students stand up: they will mingle and ask their fellow students what happiness and friendship for them is. I will write on the WB: What is happiness for you? and What is friendship for you?
the students will do exercise 2: first they will choose the correct alternative. Then they will listen to the recording and check their answers. At the end, I will provide the answer key.
I will monitor the conversations and correct them later on the WB. This will round up my class