Teaching Practice 6
Beginner, A1 level
To revise and practice the positive, negative and question forms of "there is/there are".
To practice accuracy in speaking using "there is/there are".
Procedure (37-50 minutes)
I will show a picture of a city with various buildings labeled. I will pretend it is my city and briefly talk about what places there are. Then I will put the students in pairs and they will discuss what they can see. I will elicit and reformulate there is/there are.
I will put up cut out sentences on the board and elicit why one of the sentences is with "is" and the other is with "are". Next I will ask the negative. I will ask about something that is not on the map and try to elicit the negative form. I will drill pronunciation here. Next I will elicit the question form and show it on the board. Again, I will do some drilling. I will ask questions to check if they understood. 1) Is there a hospital? 2) Is there a beach? 3) Are there any shops?
The students will complete a HO where they have to rewrite sentences based on the prompts. They will have to change the sentences into a positive/negative sentence or a question. The students will peer-check once finished. As this is the first exercise where they will practice the new grammar, I will do WCFB.
First I will elicit neighborhood by giving its synonym; street. Next the students will make questions about the map of the city and answer them in pairs.
I will explain the use of "some" in sentences with there is/there are. I will ask the students to try and work out what we would say if there is more than one of something but we don't know the exact number. I will show the sentence order on the board with cut outs. E.g. There are desks in the classroom. How many? We don't know the exact number so we say There are some desks in the classroom.
The students will complete a gap-fill activity using some, any and a. I will monitor and if I notice that the students are struggling, I will do WCFB. If not, I will give them the answer key to check after peer-checking.
There are two pictures, A and B, of two different cities. The students will be in pairs, one of the pair will be A and the other B. I will explain that they have to ask each other questions about the cities, E.g. Is there a beach? Yes, there is/No, there isn't. There are 11 questions that the students need to answer.
I will monitor the students during the speaking activity and note any mistakes I may hear related to the form of the grammar they learnt. I will do some delayed error correction.
If I have time left, I will play a hangman game. The words I will use will be the places in town that the students learnt in the previous lesson and this lesson.