Teaching Practice 6
To provide fluency speaking practice in a debate in the context of CCTV in school
To understand and use functional language
Procedure (32-45 minutes)
I will ask sts to think back to the previous lesson. What was the discussion about? Elicit arguments used for and against checking up on the people in the office.
Students will match words and phrases with definitions, working in pairs. Feedback will be through an answer key.
CCQs Drawback - is it a advantage or disadvantage? (advantage) Which word has the opposite of drawback? (benefit) I will use the phrase and elicit where the stress falls and remind students of modal verbs. We will drill the sentence for fluency. 'We should think a little more about the drawbacks / benefits'.
Students will complete sentences using functional language selecting the appropriate vocabulary from a choice of two words, individually. Peer check. FB answer key.
The students will be put into groups of about 3 and allocated a role to play in the debate. Teachers and children will argue against CCTV, parents and local government representatives will argue in favour. Each group will decide on arguments and rank them. T will monitor for use of functional language. Groups will then be paired to refine arguments. Students will have class debate, and take a vote on the motion to introduce cameras. WC FB on use of functional language.