Upper Intermediate level
To introduce, provide clarification and practise the vocabulary of 'mishaps' in the context of unlucky accidents.
To provide fluency speaking practice in personal experience conversation based upon the TL, in the context of the students personal mishaps.
To provide accuracy speaking practice in using the TL in the context of mishaps.
Procedure (41-50 minutes)
Introduce the word mishap by telling a short personalised (can be made up) story about yourself and the funniest mishap that has happened to you (as the teacher). Write it on the WB. Students to watch short video on 'mishaps'. Ask students to write down on provided A3 sheet any key words that come to their minds whilst watching the clip. Students to share their words in WCFB after clip.
Teacher to elicit, check, drill and write key words for activity. Teacher to use visuals to help students in their understanding as a means to elicit language. Teacher to use CCQ to ckeck for understanding of meaning (see language analysis. Teacher to drill students chorally as well as individually using a range of techniques. Teacher to place key words on WB showing stress and spelling.
Give students 1 piece of paper. Students need to stand up and move around to find the end of their sentence e.g. a) I stumbled b) and feel over. The students need to find the person with the end of the sentence and link together. Students then as a pair, need to walk around and find a picture that matches their sentence. As a form of FB, students to write on the WB there sentence in the correct column and stick the correct picture next to the this sentence.
Students to be handed out a 'find someone who' sheet in which students must add another two 'mishaps' to. Students to walk around and find someone who has experience one of the mishaps. The important section of this stage is for students to spend time telling each other there stories rather than rushing around to finish the task (see anticipated problems). Students to write down the names of the individual onto sheet.
Students to use questions on the WB to have a paired discussion upon one of their own personal experiences of having a 'mishap'. Students to set the scene, explain which other people were involved, what went wrong and how did the speaker feel? Extension activity: If there is extra time as students have finished their personal discussions. Class to play TL taboo as a GW activity. Sudents to work in groups as a competition. Students to take it in turn to hold a (TL) word up and there team must describe this word to them.