Teaching Practice 7
B1 - Intermediate level
To provide clarification, review and practice of nouns and adjectives describing people, in the context of 'Olympic dreams.' By the end of the lesson, ss will have learned and practiced with 8 adjectives and nouns.
To provide speaking practice using the TL to talk about and describe people.
Procedure (40-45 minutes)
Get ss thinking about the adjectives we use in describing people by asking 'Isn't it fun talking about people and describing them? Especially when they are famous. What sort of words, do you think, we would use if we were describing an Olympic star, for instance? Don't panic, but now you'll be given a test.'
Ss are asked to tick the words they know on a sheet. They are not allowed to turn the page over yet. When done, they compare their markings with their partner, possibly learning a word or two through this exchange. Then, they are told to turn the page over and do a matching test. They match the sentences to the adjectives in the box.
By doing a WCFB on the test, we go over M F P. - Elicit answers. - Check ss have really understood the meaning (CCQs) - Go over the form: Adjectives. How do we turn them into nouns? - Check pronunciation & do drilling.
Students work in groups to complete the conversation from the Workbook which tests their understanding of the meaning of the words. We quickly check the answers (WC). Then they are given a table which they have to complete (either the adjective is missing and the noun is given, or the noun is missing but the adjective is given on the table). When they complete the table, which tests their understanding of the form, the answers are reflected on the WB using the OHP. They read the correct answer for each box chorally. Error correction on pronunciation, if necessary.
Ss will work in groups. They are given a handout showing some adjectives and nouns and the suffixes used to form them. They are told to think of a well-known sports personality and describe that person using the words on the handout as a guideline. I monitor and do error correction on the white board at the end.
Class is divided into two teams. A member from each team turns their back to the white board. I write an adjective on the board. Ss standing at the board don't see the word. Their teams try to explain it to them, talking and gesturing (using antonyms / synonyms ok). Whichever team guesses the word first gets a point, but the student guessing the adjective also has to say the noun it was derived from. If he/she can say it right, he/she gets to sit down and another person from that team comes to the board; I write another word. All of this happens very fast. The team that guesses the most number of adjectives right and knows the noun associated with it wins.