Teaching Practice 5
To introduce & give practice in the functional language of asking & answering/talking about leisure activities, and focus on form/use of gerunds in present tense in the context of leisure activities.
Writing to practice the form and use of gerunds
Speaking to practice the functional language of leisure activities & gerunds
Procedure (38-50 minutes)
I will talk about my leisure activities to set the context of leisure activities.
I will ask Ss to do match the verbs with the nouns. I will ask them to do it individually, and after some ICQs (Are you going to do it in pais? No, Are you going to underline? No) I will distribute the matching HOs. When they finish I will ask for a peer check, then there will be a WC feedback on the board. Then I will ask more examples for the verbs in the matching exercise.
I will ask students to talk about their leisure activities with their partners, and when they finish I will ask some of them about their partners' leisure activities.
I will give some examples of things I like to do, and ask a few CCQs, and then I will write the sentences I said on the board using gerunds. Then I will elicit the parts of speech from the students and clarify that gerunds are verbs with -ing and they are nouns. Then I will show three examples on the board, and ask Ss, for the first example I will ask 'What is the subject?'; for the second and last ones, I will ask 'What comes before the gerund?', as in the first one, the gerund is the subject; in the second one, preposition comes before the gerund; and in the last example, verb comes before the gerund. After that, there will be some drilling for pronunciation.
I will give the instruction to Ss to do their tasks indiviually, then after asking ICQs will distribute the gap-filling HOs. When they finish there will be a pair check, and a WC feedback.
I will tell Ss to write the noun forms of the verbs written o the worksheet by adding them -ing, and I will distribute the HOs. Then there will be a pair check, and a feedback on the w/b. After Ss write their answers on the board first I will do error correction.
I will ask them to put the gerunds into three groups according to their spelling. I will show a demonstration on the board with 'cut' - 'cut-t-ing', 'play' - 'play-ing', and 'make' - 'mak-ing'. After they finish I will ask a peer correction, and then I will elicit and stick the flash cards of gerunds to make some pronunciation drilling.
I will ask Ss to complete the sentences on the HOs using the gerunds so that they are true for them. And to talk with their partners.
I will distribute 'Find Someone Who..' HOs to the Ss to make them ask/answer questions about leisure activities they have learnt.