Teaching Practice 6
• To introduce & give practice in the use and form of time words ‘since’ and ‘for’, using the present perfect tense.
Speaking to practice the time words ‘for’ and ‘since’.
Writing to practice the form of the time words ‘for’ and ‘since’.
Procedure (39-47 minutes)
I will ask students to read two sentences and to discuss the differences in meaning between them in pairs. I will ask some ICQs: Are you going to write the sentences? No. Are you going to discuss with me? No. Then I will show them the sentences on the w/b. After they finish I will elicit some answers from the students.
I will draw a timeline and show what ‘since’ and ‘for’ refer to in means of time. I will ask some CCQs: Is this the duration?, Is this the start point? Does it still exist?/ Does it exist now? After that there will be a drilling for pronunciation.
I will tell Ss to write ‘since’ or ‘for’ or ‘in’ in front of the time expressions on the HOs, and I will ask them to do it in pairs. When they finish, there will be a FB to see if they understand the meaning and use of the time words. I will ask questions ‘How do you know?’ or ‘Why is it since/for?’ to make sure that they understand the functions of the time words.
I will ask Ss to fill the gaps using the present perfect tense and ‘for’ / ‘since’, in pairs. I will ask them some ICQ questions; ‘Are you going to use past tense? No.’, ‘Are you going to do it in pairs? Yes’. I will distribute the HOs. When they finish there will be a short FB and CCQs such as; When did I start to live in this town? Ten years ago. Do I still live in this town? Yes.
I will ask Ss to fill the info-gap about a woman on the worksheet in pairs, and then write the same information about their own lives. I will distribute the HOS and when they finish I will re-group them, and ask them to speak about their sentences.
I will ask Ss to think of 3 (or 5) things that they started doing in the past, and continue to do, and write them down as sentences, after they finish their sentences I will ask them to walk around and talk with everyone and find the most interesting answer.